This Economic Initiative Capital Improvement project improves safety, mobility and, access along the US 97 corridor by installing a traffic signal system at the intersection of US 97 and SR 155 (Dayton Street) in Omak and by installing congestion monitoring equipment at the US/Canadian border and variable message signs near Oroville.
A signalized intersection will reduce the incidence of life threatening vehicle collisions. Warning beacons will provide early caution of upcoming signal stop condition and allow vehicles to reduce speed.
Monitoring the traffic backups at the border crossing and providing that information to the traveling public will give motorists the opportunity to know what to expect when considering crossing the border into Canada. Adding this equipment will help travelers to plan their departure for times when congestion at the border is at a minimum.
Partnerships & Cooperation
This project is located on the Colville Indian Reservation and coordination was ongoing throughout the planning, design and construction process.
This project was funded through the following source:
- Federal Mobility and Safety Grant -$727,293 Total Funding from all sources - $727,293
Kevin Waligorski, Project Engineer
WSDOT North Central Region
P.O. Box 98
Wenatchee, WA 98807
Phone: (509) 667-2860 or toll free (888) 461-8816
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