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West Plains Subarea Transportation Management Plan

Webpage changes coming January 2022

The project team is in the process of completing the final documentation for the study and is currently working to refresh this project webpage with new content coming in January 2022.

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Phase 2 of the study, focusing on the I-90 vicinity of the West Plains, has begun and is being led by S3R3 Solutions (West Plains Public Development Authority). Please visit the West Plains Connection website for more information and ways to be involved with the study.

Study Overview

The West Plains Subarea Transportation Management Plan Phase 1, US 2 Vicinity, focuses on land use and multimodal transportation in and around the US 2 corridor west of I-90 between the Fairchild Air Force Base entrance at Mitchell Street to the west to just east of Russell Road (see the study area map below).

The study was led by Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Eastern Region Planning in coordination and collaboration with the various jurisdictional partner agencies in the study area (see the Contact/About Us page for more info on the study partners). As a “living study”, this website will periodically be updated with current information as it becomes available, to reflect changes in the study area including strategy implementation, land use development and other relevant information.

Purpose

Previous transportation studies have identified increasing mobility challenges along with increasing crashes around the US 2 corridor. The studies generally proposed a need to develop a transportation network for all users. This study’s purpose is to build upon the past studies and develop multimodal practical solutions to mitigate consistently increasing land use growth in the West Plains vicinity of Spokane County by achieving three primary objectives:

  • Evaluate, refine, and align outcomes identified in previous planning studies and comprehensives plans,
  • Evaluate current and projected future land use and transportation conditions, and
  • Propose multimodal “practical solution” strategies that will provide for the evolving transportation needs

The study’s purpose and need statement, developed in collaboration with our regional partners, provides more information on the purpose of the study: West Plains Subarea Management Plan – Phase 1, US 2 Vicinity “Purpose and Need” (PDF 646 KB)

Location

The map below illustrates the study area boundary and study corridor limits.

The West Plains Subarea Transportation Management Plan study area includes the City of Airway Heights, City of Spokane, Spokane County, Spokane Tribal lands, Kalispel Tribal lands, Fairchild Air Force Base, and the Spokane International Airport. The primary east-west routes in this area are US 2 and Interstate 90 (I-90). The primary north-south routes are Rambo, Craig, Hayford, and Spotted Road
West Plains Subarea Transportation Management Plan study area and corridor map