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A 32-year-old Spangle man died early Saturday morning after his pickup truck crossed the center line of Highway 195 south of Spangle and collided with a semi truck.
Mike Gribner, administrator of WSDOT’s Eastern Region, presented Spokane City Council President Breean Beggs with a letter on Feb. 13 asking the council to “adopt a development moratorium for the U.S. 195 traffic shed area” until it deals with the “crisis in management of safety within the corridor.”
Traffic issues on U.S. Highway 195 south of where it intersects with Interstate 90 have been a topic of discussion for years, and about a hundred people turned out Monday night to continue that discussion at a public workshop at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Meadowlane Road.
Plans for how to handle increased development southwest of Spokane were discussed in the early 1990s, but funding was never found for those projects. That’s led to motorists finding themselves in long backups during rush hour as more and more home owners in the area try to commute on a road system that was built when the area was largely rural.
The Spokane hearing examiner approved a new development near Eagle Ridge on Friday, with a condition: Until the Washington Department of Transportation makes improvements to U.S. 195, Whipple Consulting Engineers can only build 20 homes, not 98.
A Lewiston resident was injured Tuesday afternoon in a crash on U.S. Highway 195 south of Rosalia, the Washington State Patrol reported. Kevin S. Acree, 48, was driving his Dodge pickup north on U.S. 195 about five miles south of Rosalia about 2:30 p.m. when a semitruck in front of him stopped to make a left turn. The pickup rear-ended the semitruck. Acree, who was wearing a seat belt, was injured and transported to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Work to increase safety on U.S. Highway 195 in Hangman Valley by adding “J-turns” has been suspended while the roadway lighting is manufactured and delivered, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Michigan is coming to southwest Spokane with the installation of a “J-turn” on U.S. Highway 195.
The city’s first freeway ramp meter will begin operation next month on the northbound U.S. Highway 195 ramp to eastbound I-90.
Nine people, including three children, were injured Sunday afternoon in head-on crash on U.S. Highway 195 about six miles north of Pullman.
The Washington State Patrol responded to two fatal collisions Friday, including one that continues keep both southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 195 closed near Spangle.
Little known fact: Those yield signs that motorists face when joining highway traffic? They mean yield.
More than 25 acres of standing wheat was burned in a fire at the top of the Lewiston Grade Friday evening, and additional structure losses and other disruptions are currently being assessed.
A one-car crash south of Pullman left one person injured Monday evening.
Two people were killed after their car drifted and collided with a semi truck in Whitman County on Friday.
A house fire south of Spokane quickly spread to nearby brush, forcing the temporary closure of the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 195 early Friday afternoon.
The Snag fire burning south of Spokane along U.S. Highway 195 is mostly contained, fire crews said Sunday.
A 76-year-old driver received minor injuries Monday afternoon when a semi truck swerved in front of him on Highway 195, causing a collision about four miles north of Colfax.
State transportation engineers are holding a public meeting to show off ideas for making intersections on U.S. Highway 195 safer for drivers
The Washington State Patrol is working to determine why a man’s car veered off Highway 195 and rolled upside-down Sunday evening, killing him.