Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Open House on US 195 Safety Improvements

US 195 through the Latah Valley
If you drive US 195, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) wants you to know about some proposed safety improvements to US 195 they are considering. The WSDOT will host a public open house on Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 4-7 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 5810 S. Meadowlane Road, to explain the potential improvements, answer questions and take suggestions. No formal presentation is planned. Attendees are welcome to come and go during the three-hour open house.

The WSDOT spent the past few months evaluating crashes at five intersections on US 195 in the Latah Valley neighborhood. As part of the study, engineers worked with the community and the City of Spokane to develop low-cost improvements at these intersections that will reduce the number and severity of collisions.

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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.