The City of Spokane Street Maintenance Division is responsible for cleaning, repairing and performing preventative maintenance on the 2,200 lane miles of paved streets and 61 lane miles of gravel streets.

As part of the Joint Administration-Council Strategic Plan, the City has committed to accelerating improvements on City Streets. As part of that work, the Street Department is continuing with its Fix-It-Fest strategy to advance street improvements. In 2018, the City Street Department will complete grind and overlay maintenance work on about 13 lane miles of arterials. Private contractors will complete similar work in residential area See the City's 2018 construction map for details on these projects. Maintenance projects are designated by the gray dots.

The Street Maintenance Division has 67 employees providing the following Services:

Other services include:

  • Guardrail Repair and Installation
  • Public Stair Maintenance
  • Removal of Branches in the Roadway
  • House Move Route Review

Bridge Maintenance

Bridge Maintenance

The City Bridge Division inspects and maintains 66 bridges, which includes 43 vehicular and 23 pedestrian. The records of the inspections, maintenance activities, load limits and any design plans are filed in the Bridge Office.

An additional 63 bridges are inspected and reports provided to the owners, these include the downtown skywalks and the railroad bridges.

The City's bridge inventory is maintained as prescribed by the US Dept of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

The FHWA establishes the standards for bridge inspection and maintains the National Bridge Inventory (NBI), a database of all the bridges in the Country. All bridges are inspected on a regular schedule, typically once every two years and the information is forwarded on to the FHWA, who maintains it.


Streets Department

Call 311, or for outside city limits, 509.755.CITY (2489)