Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Amendment Proposed to the Transportation Improvement Program

One of the projects includes widening Pines at Grace Ave.
to add a left turn lane.
SRTC is asking for input from the public on an amendment to the 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that proposes adding two new City of Spokane projects and one Spokane Valley project to the program.

The TIP is a document of projects and programs planned 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 SRTC’s member jurisdictions have projects to add, change or remove from the program. The amendment currently under consideration would add the following projects:

·         Maxwell-Mission Ave. Lane Reduction, Maple St. to Washington St.- Restripe a four lane road to two lanes with a two-way left turn lane. Bike lanes and/or wide lanes will be added for the length of the project.

·         Monroe St. Lane Reduction and Hardscape, Indiana Ave. to Kiernan Ave.- This project will change North Monroe Street from five lanes to three lanes. It also includes widened sidewalks, curb extensions, pedestrian refuge islands and other improvements.

·         SR27 (Pines Road) and Grace Avenue- Widen the roadway to add a left turn lane.

Details on the projects are on the SRTC website at www.srtc.org. We encourage you to provide input on the projects. All comments must be received by 4 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2016. Comments can be submitted by emailing to contact.srtc@srtc.org, mailing to SRTC at 421 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 500, Spokane, WA, or by calling (509) 343-6370.

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