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Learn more about construction on US 2 near Mead at open house

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 14:10

Al Gilson, communications, 509-324-6015

Public open house on Aug. 3

MEAD, WA - Members of the community are invited to learn more about a paving, sidewalk and median turn-lane project that will be constructed this summer on US 2 in the Mead area.

On Thursday, Aug.3, the Washington State Department of Transportation will host an informational open house to highlight construction details of the US 2/Deer Road to Colbert Road project.

Open house information

  • When
    5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017
  • Where
    Mt. Spokane High School, 6015 E. Mt. Spokane Park Dr.

There is no formal presentation, residents are free to drop in anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. During the open house, WSDOT staff will discuss the schedule for the work and construction traffic details that will affect all users of the road.

Along with the needed asphalt resurfacing, WSDOT conducted a corridor review to determine low-cost solutions to reduce turning collisions on the segment of US 2, between State Route 206 and Day-Mt. Spokane Road. The corridor review results indicated changes in the median turn lane, and a reduced speed limit of 45 mph, would reduce the severity and frequency of collisions in this section. The recommended median lane improvements and speed reduction are included in this project.

When to resurface highways is determined through regularly scheduled inspections as part of WSDOT's Pavement Management System. The project is scheduled to start in mid-August with a majority of the work, including the paving and median turn-lanes, planned to be completed this fall. Remaining items will be completed the spring of 2018. CPM Development Corp. of Spokane is the prime contractor with a construction bid of $4,228,000 for the work.

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