What is the project?
In response to citizen’s concerns about recent collisions at the intersection of US 2 near Colbert Road, located 14 miles north of Spokane, WSDOT is meeting with the community to discuss options designed to improve safety.
These are difficult times with mountains of uncertainty. We care about the residents, business owners, and students in the vicinity of US 2 and Colbert Road, and hope that there will come a time in the not too distant future where we can come together again to discuss solutions.
At the first public meeting held on November 1, 2018, WSDOT heard citizens’ concerns about collisions and driver safety at the intersection of US 2 and Colbert Road and committed to developing options for potential safety improvements.
The second public meeting was held on January 16, 2019. As promised at the Nov. 1 public meeting WSDOT presented four potential safety improvement options and received input from citizens. WSDOT committed to requesting funding from the legislature.
At the third public meeting, WSDOT presented refined options after getting funding input from the legislature. People in attendance voted to hold off and wait until early 2020 before making any project decisions so that WSDOT can approach legislators to see if funding to build j-turns is a possibility.