The Washington State Department of Transportation- Eastern Region is hosting a public open house Thursday, June 7, 5:30-7 p.m. at Deer Park City Hall (3126 E. Crawford St., Deer Park) on intersection improvements – including two new roundabouts – on US 395 in Deer Park.
This project includes construction of single lane roundabouts at the Short/Main and Monroe/Crawford intersections in Deer Park. Turning modifications will be built at the Burroughs/Dalton intersection. Roundabouts should reduce the frequency and severity of “entering at angle” collisions at these locations.
Construction is scheduled to start Monday, June 18. Crews will begin reconfiguring the intersections of Short/Main, Monroe/Crawford and Burroughs/Dalton roads and update drainage, signing and pavement markings. The work should take about 12 weeks to complete and will take place Monday-Saturday of each week.
At the open house, WSDOT staff will be on hand to provide details about the project and answer questions related to traffic control, parking concerns and pedestrian access. There will be no formal presentation, and the public is free to stop in anytime during the open house.
And if the thought of two roundabouts on a state highway make you a little doubtful (there were a lot of questions from the public on this when it was first announced), you need to attend our Roundabout Community Conversation next week, 6-8 p.m. on June 6 at CenterPlace in Spokane Valley.