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Improved safety ahead as construction begins on new US 195 passing lanes

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:18

Beth Bousley, communications, 509-324-6015

"Celebration of Progress" event on April 18

Better passing and safety is in sight for people traveling on US 195 in Spokane and Whitman counties. Construction on the next phase of a project to widen four sections of the highway is slated to begin this month.

On April 18, the Washington State Department of Transportation will hold a brief "Celebration of Progress" event to recognize the completion of phase 1, completed in 2017 by Selland Construction, and highlight construction details for the upcoming phase of the US 195/Colfax to Spangle passing lanes project to be built by N.A. Degerstrom.

Event information

10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18

US 195 Horn School Rest area (near milepost 60)

Parking is limited, attendees are encouraged to carpool.

Project construction timeline

WSDOT's contractor, N.A. Degerstrom of Spokane Valley will begin construction on Monday, April 23.

Three of the new passing lane segments, two northbound and the one southbound are located in Spokane County near the community of Plaza. A new northbound section is in Whitman County near Trestle Creek Road.

People traveling through the work zones should be prepared to slow down as vehicles will alternate through a single lane at a reduced speed. Other construction activities will be on the shoulder of the highway and won't affect traffic.

The project was funded through the 2015 Connecting Washington transportation package, and is scheduled to be complete before fall.

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