Summer 2001, the four-lane, divided highway and Hatch Road Interchange construction project “US 395 Little Spokane River to Halfmoon Road“
(MP 167.00 to 172.60) was completed and opened to traffic.•
Summer 2012, the Wandermere Interchange connecting US 395 to the North Spokane Corridor was opened to traffic.
Why is WSDOT
improving US 395
The primary purpose of this project is to improve capacity and safety on this 12-mile section of highway. We plan to do this by widening US 395 from a two-lane to a four-lane facility and by constructing a divided highway with a 60-foot wide median configuration. These two additional lanes will reduce congestion and improve safety by reducing rear end collisions. The added median will improve safety by reducing head-on collisions. US 395 is a major north-south transport link, which moves people and goods between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. This highway supporting regional and local commerce, serves as a major commuter route connecting the City of Spokane to the rapidly developing northern residential communities of Deer Park, Chewelah and Colville. Improvements to capacity will allow motorists to move more safely and efficiently along this corridor.
The End Result
This project will add a general-purpose lane in each direction and will provide a 60-foot wide median to separate opposing traffic. Highway access will be improved by consolidating entry points, which in turn, will improve safety and traffic flow. Drivers in the Deer Park area will get on and off the highway facility via new grade separated interchanges. A network of frontage roads connecting these proposed interchanges will be provided.
Increased safety and less congestion.
What is the project timeline?
August 1999, an environmental assessment for US 395 from Spokane to Canada was completed and approved by the Federal Highway Administration.
Summer 2001, the preceding four-lane divided highway and Hatch Road Interchange construction project to the south “ US 395 Little Spokane River to Halfmoon Road” (MP 167.00 to 172.60) was completed and opened to traffic.
The US 395 Route Development Plan for Spokane to the Stevens County Line was completed in July 2002. Endorsement and adoption by various stakeholders is in progress.
Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.
- Total Funding Available From All Sources - $0
- Unfunded amount Remaining - $97,703,414
How can I get more information?
Al Gilson, Public Information Officer
Char Kay, Planning Manager
WSDOT Eastern Region
2714 N. Mayfair
Spokane, Wa 99207
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