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 new projects. 

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, 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. 


Charles Hansen said...

Well since I use SR 290 regularly, anything to help the traffic at Barker road is very much appreciated. That is a miserable grade crossing for the trains now.

SRTC Staff said...

Thanks Charles, I hear that a lot. I use that intersection often too and often get stuck by trains.

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