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Transportation Commission name the US 2/97 interchange at Ellensburg meeting, Sept. 23

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 15:46

Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia)

ELLENSBURG – The Washington State Transportation Commission will be in Ellensburg next week to meet with local officials and businesses to learn about the region’s transportation issues and challenges. In addition, the commission plans to take action to name the US 2 and US 97 interchange, commonly referred to as the “Big Y,” as the “Don Senn Memorial Interchange.” Senn was a long-time region administrator for the Washington State Department of Transportation in Wenatchee.

The meeting takes place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Ellensburg City Hall, Council Chambers, 501 North Anderson. The meeting is open to the public and persons wishing to speak to the commission may do so during the public comment period scheduled for 4 p.m.

The meeting features a series of short presentations on successes and challenges, future plans and transportation needs in Kittitas County and the surrounding area. Topics include street and road conditions, biofuels and alternative energy, and research on safety and mobility. A panel discussion will focus on the connections between agriculture, forestry and the transportation challenges those industries face. 

The Washington State Transportation Commission holds several meetings throughout the state each year to gain insight from local government, industry and citizens about transportation issues that affect their communities and region. This information helps the commission to develop and implement transportation policies and recommendations that reflect the priorities of the people and local governments of the State of Washington. The commission will be meeting in Lakewood later this year.

For more information about the commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit: www.wstc.wa.gov/  

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