Friday, April 3, 2015

Study Looks At Way To Relieve Pines, Argonne Traffic Congestion

Have you ever tried to get off I90 at Argonne Road from either direction around 5 p.m.? Then you
know about the long backups that sometimes stretch all the way back out onto the freeway. A traffic study being wrapped up by the public works division of Spokane Valley shows that about 42,000 vehicles travel over the two-lane bridge at Argonne every day. The Pines interchange has similar traffic issues.

The University Road Overpass Study is looking at what it would take to relieve congestion in these two areas and whether constructing an overpass at University Road, spanning I-90 and the railroad tracks, would make a difference. The early results? It's going to take a lot of money to fix the problem.

The Spokesman-Review has the details.

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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.