PROJECT: Environmental

Habitat Management Plan for Geiger Boulevard Road Reconstruction and Infrastructure Improvements Project

Spokane, Washington

Client

Spokane County, Washington

Construction Value:

Overview:

During the summer of 2018, Spokane County, in collaboration with the City of Spokane, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), and Spokane Transit Authority, proposed a 3.5-mile road improvement project along Geiger Boulevard beginning just west of Hayford Road and continuing east to approximately 300 feet west of Grove Road. The overall purpose of the proposed roadway project is to make the Geiger Boulevard safer, to accommodate more traffic, and to allow freight to move through the area more easily. This segment of roadway is contained within the West Plains Public Development Authority (PDA) boundary. T-O Engineers worked with Spokane County Public Works staff to develop a Habitat Management Plan (HMP) that detailed: the propose construction activities; current site conditions related to sensitive species and critical areas (wetlands); and, the proposed mitigation measures through the development of a Bank Use Plan. The HMP was finalized and approved working in coordination with the Spokane County Planning Department, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Ecology. The final HMP served as the environmental baseline report and was referenced in the required permitting application (i.e. the Joint Aquatic Resource Permitting Application (JARPA)).