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Discuss I-90 congestion, operations at Dec. 13 open house

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 08:28

Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

The public is invited to learn the details of the upcoming Interstate 90/Four Lakes to Idaho Operational Study at an informational open house Tuesday, Dec. 13.

I-90 in the Spokane area is experiencing increased, regular congestion, primarily during peak commute hours. Congestion outside of peak periods is also on the rise. This congestion increases the possibility of collisions occurring on the freeway. 

Staff from the Washington State Department of Transportation will be on hand to listen to public feedback on improving safety and operations of the freeway and answer questions about the study. There will be no formal presentation, and the public is free to stop in anytime during the open house.

Meeting details:
I-90 congestion study open house
When: 5–8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016
Where: North Central High School cafeteria, 1600 North Howard Street, Spokane

WSDOT contracted with an engineering firm DKS Associates to assist with a study focused on improving safety and operations of the existing freeway through the expanded boundary limits. Rather than look at higher-cost, capacity-expansion strategies, this study emphasizes low-cost strategies to efficiently move traffic on the existing system in a manner that improves safety and addresses transportation deficiencies. DKS will examine collision history and operational performance in close detail and make recommendations for project strategies. 

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