While this is outside of SRTC’s planning area, many of us drive to Pullman or Colfax regularly so I thought it was worth a mention. Drivers
will get their first look at the upcoming US 195 Colfax to
Spangle passing lane project
at a community meeting in Colfax on
Wednesday, March 2.
to six new passing lanes are planned to be constructed in 2017 on US 195
between Colfax and Spangle. Washington State Department of
Transportation staff will be on hand to present their ideas for the passing
lane project, and to get opinions on where the new passing
lanes should be located.
have shown that installation of periodic passing lanes on a rural two-lane
roadway provides a collision reduction of up to 42 percent. 
bring your ideas and join us on:
March 2
to 8 p.m.
Junior Senior High School
N. Morton St.    
staff will give a presentation on the project, possible locations and the
results of a corridor crash analysis. The US 195 Corridor Crash stakeholder
group will discuss comments. The public will be invited to provide comments on
the US 195 corridor between Pullman and Spangle and the State Route 26 corridor
between Hatton and Colfax.

WSDOT engineers will use the comments from the
meeting to begin designing the passing lane segments, purchasing any required
right-of-way, and moving to advertising the project for contractor bids. Work
is scheduled to be underway on this project in 2017.

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