Here’s an item I lifted from today’s Getting There column in the Spokesman-Review: Cheney city officials are making a proposed widening of state Highway 904 through Cheney the city’s top legislative priority.
Heavy traffic frequently slows the two-lane highway between Cheney and Four Lakes. A Coalition for 904 has been formed to advocate for the widening, which could also include additional lanes from Cheney to Tyler. A center turn lane is also being advocated.
For those who drive this roadway regularly, and those who don’t, what are your thoughts on widening it?
This road definitely, definitely needs widening from Four Lakes to Cheney. Four lanes would be perfect for the volume of traffic it gets each day (plus a center turn lane).
I don't see any point in widening it between Cheney and Tyler though. There's not nearly as much traffic going that way.
Last time I drove 904 it was pretty slow due to heavy traffic and that was in the middle of the day! It's been years since I went to EWU but I remember even back then creeping along in traffic on 904. It's been almost 15 years and they're still dealing with the same problem.