Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Deteriorating Roadways Could Cause More Accidents In Near Future

A piece of deteriorating pavement on I-5 shot through the air this weekend and hit a car, going through the windshield and injuring the driver.  And while it's considered a freak accident, Washington State Secretary of Transportation Paula Hammond said, with much of our infrastructure reaching fifty or more years of age, and no money readily available to bring them up to date, incidents like this could happen more and more often.

We've had this discussion about our own regional transportation system and how I90 was built in the 1950's, and many of our bridges are even older.

KOMO News has the full story.

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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.

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