This project consisted of six contracts funded by the 2003 transportation "nickel" package. When it was completed in August 2009, the 3.7 mile segment was opened to traffic in a temporary configuration with one lane in each direction.
The two projects currently underway in this section, the Southbound Lanes and the Parksmith Interchange are funded from a different source, the ARRA/TIGER Grant and detailed on separate web pages.
This project addresses the need for a major improvement to allow motorists and freight to move through metropolitan Spokane along the corridor from I-90 to US 395 at Wandermere. The needs of the corridor are indicated by increasing congestion and other operational and safety issues on the existing street network. The project will provide a facility for balanced transportation including park and ride lots to support transit and vanpooling operations, as well as an expanded and enhanced pedestrian/bicycle facility. Right of way will also be reserved for possible light rail use.
Partnerships & Cooperation
WSDOT addresses the concerns of tribal nations using the process outlined in Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the WSDOT Tribal Consultation Policy adopted in 2003 by the Transportation Commission as part of the WSDOT Centennial Accord Plan.
|Financial Data for PIN 600001A
||Amount ($ in thousands)
|2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding)
|2005 Gas Tax (TPA)
|Pre-Existing Funds (PEF)
State & Federal Funding
2003 Package - $166,104,000
Other state and federal funds - $43,790,000
Total - $209,895,000
Al Gilson, Public Information Officer
WSDOT Eastern Region
2714 N. Mayfair
Spokane, WA 99207
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