Wednesday, December 10, 2008

County Discontinues Valley's Road Maintenance Contract

According to a news release from the County, the City of Spokane Valley is going to have to find another way to maintain their roads starting next year.

Yesterday the Board of County Commissioners voted to discontinue the County’s road maintenance agreement with the City of Spokane Valley, effective October 15, 2009.

The $1.8 million contract was apparently no longer cost-effective for the County Engineering and Roads department which has been providing services such as signing, traffic signals, highway striping and winter maintenance for the Valley since 2005.

No word yet how the City of the Valley will provide these services in the future.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.