The Washington State Department of Transportation and the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation jointly funded the West Kootenay – Northeast Washington Highway Corridor Study. This corridor is vital for regions on both sides of the border so it was important we worked together on any improvements.
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Key highway corridor variables were examined as a basis of comparison between route options. They include:
• Mobility, travel time and safety benefits
• Local and regional land uses, the relationship between the communities
• Major environmental, geotechnical and archeological considerations
Partnerships & Cooperation
WSDOT performed this study in conjunction with the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Highways.
The potential impact of each option on First Nations and Native American Tribal sites were considered. At WSDOT we seek to address the concerns of the 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.
The study was budgeted at $100,000 in Canadian Funds.
Char Kay, Planning Manager
WSDOT Eastern Region
2714 N. Mayfair
Spokane, WA 99207
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