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WSDOT seeks public input for I-90 safety improvements along 15-mile stretch west of Spokane

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 13:55

Beth Bousley, communications, 509-324-6015  

Online survey offers opportunity to help identify potential safety improvements

SPOKANE – People are invited to provide feedback on options to improve safety while considering conservation of basalt rock along a 15-mile stretch of Interstate 90, just west of Spokane in the Four Lakes and Tyler area. The Washington State Department of Transportation invites everyone who relies on this section of I-90, including residents, businesses, commuters and organizations that support the Spokane region, to participate in an online survey.

To improve safety, WSDOT plans to regrade the median along I-90 between mileposts 255 and 270. Ten segments have been identified where basalt rock and tree removal could affect views along the highway.

WSDOT is seeking input on two options to improve safety in these locations: installing barriers with guardrail or removing the rock and trees. Each option has an assigned cost, safety and environmental factor to take into consideration. Adding barrier requires additional funding. Please visit the online open house to learn more and take the survey.

The online open house will run Feb. 10-27.

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