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Thursday, April 07, 2011
WSDOT Eastern Region Communications
2714 N. Mayfair
Spokane, WA 99207
A congested Spokane-area intersection will get a major safety overhaul beginning next spring. Area residents and business owners can find out more about the design and construction of the new US 195/Cheney-Spokane Road Interchange at an open house Thursday, April 14.
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will host an open house from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5810 S. Meadowlane Road, Spokane to present design and construction information on the upcoming project—including issues related to the nearby Latah Creek shoreline.
Drivers at the current intersection must turn across high-speed traffic to access US 195 or Cheney-Spokane Road. When construction kicks off in spring 2012, crews will add a new freeway-style interchange at the US 195/Cheney-Spokane Road intersection to improve safety for drivers.
“This is a long-awaited interchange project and our design work is well under way,” said Mike Frucci, WSDOT Assistant Regional Administrator for Development. “This meeting gives us the chance to present our current plans for the interchange, including how we plan to work with the city of Spokane to protect the Latah Creek buffer zone.”
There is no formal presentation planned and people are invited to drop by anytime during the meeting. Engineering and environmental staff will be on hand to answer questions and take comments on the project.
WSDOT plans to advertise for competitive bids in November 2011 and expects to begin construction in spring 2012. Find more information about the $12 million US 195/Cheney-Spokane Road Interchange on the project website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us195/hatchroadtoi90 .
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