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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Two Projects Proposed to be Added to Transportation Improvement Program
As we do most months, SRTC is proposing to amend the 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) by adding two
The TIP is a
document that identifies transportation projects programmed to be undertaken or constructed
during the upcoming four years. It includes project names and descriptions, the
jurisdiction sponsoring them, funding attached to each project, and where the
funding came from (local, state or federal funds).
The TIP is updated regularly
throughout the year as timelines, funding sources and plans change at SRTC’s member jurisdictions.
The amendment currently under consideration would
add the following projects:
·Barker Road/BNSF Grade Separation- A Spokane Valley project that would
construct a bridge over the BNSF railroad tracks at Barker Road and SR 290.
·I90/3rd Avenue Bridge- A Washington State Department of
Transportation project to repair concrete and joints to preserve the structural
integrity of the bridge and extend its life.
We're looking for your input on these projects. Please provide comments by emailing to email@example.com, mailing to SRTC at 421 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 500, Spokane, WA, 99201 or by calling (509) 343-6370. All comments must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday,
April 29, 2016.
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.