More and more subdivision developments have been proposed for the land adjacent to Highway 195. Traffic safety on 195 is already very bad at all the intersections from Hatch Road north. And merging onto I-90 is so scary, most people now try to avoid it if at all possible. This past fall, one of our Eagle Ridge residents was rear-ended by a stretch STA bus and sandwiched between it and another car in front of her, which had stopped right after it merged, due to congestion at the Maple St. exit.
Our dilemma is exacerbated because 195 is state controlled, whereas the city of Spokane regulates development. The city has no compulsion to ensure infrastructure is in place prior to approving developments, which add thousands of cars to the highway.
This should be against the law. The safety of our citizens is at stake.
Patty Busch Stewart