Cheney-Spokane/U.S. 195 interchange officially opens
Overpass to reduce accidents at deadly intersection
It may only be three-fourths complete, but the new interchange at Cheney-Spokane Road and U.S. 195 became officially open at ceremonies last Friday morning.
The former at-grade interchange was one of the most dangerous in the region, the site of 27 collisions between 2005 and 2008, resulting in 13 injuries that included the fatal collision that took the life of 16-year-old Cheney High School student Lorissa Green in January 2009. Debbie Hammel, Green's mother and major role player in getting the interchange built, spoke at Friday's opening, calling it a "huge day."
"For me, this is closure...