Public meeting helps community and WSDOT connect on US 2/Colbert Road issues north of Spokane

Ryan Overton, communications, 509-324-6014

Jan. 16 meeting to be held at Mountainside Middle School in Colbert

COLBERT – The community is invited to a Jan. 16 meeting where representatives from the Washington State Department of Transportation will listen to concerns and share information about the intersection of US 2 near Colbert Road, located 14 miles north of Spokane.

Meeting details

  • Wednesday, Jan. 16
  • 6 p.m.
  • Mountainside Middle School, 4717 E. Day Mt. Spokane Road, Colbert

Three recent crashes at the intersection of US 2 and Colbert Road led to increasing concerns about collisions and driver safety. Citizens requested a meeting with WSDOT to voice their concerns.

Representatives from WSDOT’s US 2 corridor project team in Eastern Washington, including the traffic manager, project engineer, planning manager and the regional administrator will provide a background on the intersection and discuss how projects are prioritized and funded.

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manufactured with at least 1/8 of an inch tread. Traction tires are usually marked with a mountain/snowflake symbol, the letters M+S or “All Season.”

Carry chains, practice before leaving

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