State Route 290

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Established in 1970, Washington State Route 290 travels from Interstate 90 at Exit 282 in Spokane eastward to Millwood, Trentwood, Newman Lake through the Spokane Valley to Idaho State Highway 53. Historically, the route originated as U.S. 2/395 in Downtown Spokane, with the portion from Trent Avenue south to Exit 282 designated as a 0.67 mile SR 290 Spur. The westernmost extent of SR 290 was truncated to Hamilton Street and redirected southward over the spur in 2005.1

The interchange between SR 290 and Interstate 90 was built in anticipation of the 1970 plan for the North Spokane and North Suburban Area Freeway2. That plan was an early and canceled proposal related to the North Spokane Corridor currently under construction from U.S. 395 at Wandermere to the north with I-90 in east Spokane.

Washington State Route 290 East
Following the flyover (Exit 282) from Interstate 90 east onto SR 290. 09/01/06
Ramps for SR 290 converge above 2nd Street. 09/01/06
A half diamond interchange joins E 2nd Avenue with SR 290 by the Sprague Avenue under crossing and the Spokane River. 09/01/06
SR 290 spans the Spokane River north ahead of the intersection with Hamilton Street and Spokane Falls Boulevard. 09/01/06
Spokane Falls Boulevard leads west from SR 290 to the Washington State University Riverpoint campus and the convention center beyond Division Street. 09/01/06
SR 290 turns east onto Trent Avenue at Hamilton Street through an industrial area to Orchard Park. 09/01/06
Hamilton Street continues north by Gonzaga University to the Logan neighborhood of Spokane and Nevada Street north. 09/01/06
Washington State Route 290 West
SR 290 turns southward from Trent Avenue at Hamilton Street on an expressway spur connecting with 2nd Avenue and Interstate 90. 09/01/06
SR 290 elevates to cross the Spokane River just south of Trent Avenue and Spokane Falls Boulevard. The westbound ramp for I-90 to Seattle departs from the left in a half mile. 09/01/06
2nd Avenue parallels Interstate 90 between Exit 283 B / Freya Street and SR 290. The one way street combines with unsigned Business Loop I-90 from Sprague Avenue to the south side of Downtown Spokane. 09/01/06
Ramps for Interstate 90 partition at the half diamond interchange with 2nd Avenue. I-90 continues west from Spokane to Ritzville, Moses Lake, Ellensburg, Cle Elum and Seattle. A flyover joins I-90 east for Post Falls and Coeur d&apos& Alene, Idaho. 09/01/06

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09/01/06 by AARoads

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Interstate 90

Page Updated 06-12-2013.

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