The Washington State Department of Transportation announced yesterday that work will begin next spring on a third lane in each direction on I90 from Sullivan Road to Barker Road.

The money to pay for the project comes from savings on construction contracts in recent years. Here are the details from the Spokesman-Review.

I ride the bus to the Liberty Lake park and ride almost every day at 5 p.m., and pretty much every day there is a bottleneck just after Sullivan Road where the freeway is reduced from three lanes to two lanes. There are often fender benders there as well. While I support this project because of the safety aspect, there are many people who believe an extra lane encourages more people to drive cars instead of finding alternative ways to commute. What are your thoughts on this particular project?

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