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Thursday, December 4, 2014
Open House On US 2/SR 206 to Day-Mt. Spokane Road Project
US 2 and Day-Mt. Spokane Road intersection
Mark your calendar if you live or drive through the US 2/SR 206 to Day Mt. Spokane Road area. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is hosting an open house on Tuesday, Dec. 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Mountainside Middle School, 4717 E. Day-Mt. Spokane Rd. to talk about some proposed changes to that corridor.
In particular, some of the proposals you might be interested in include possibly putting a traffic circle at Day Mt. Spokane Road and Highway 2. There are also some work planned for the medians, such as preventing left turns to and from business accesses, installing some bike and pedestrian infrastructure and paving part of Yale Road.
There isn't much on the WSDOT website about this yet so I'll keep you updated when I see more posted or receive more information.
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.