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STA transit center, improvements to I-90 interchanges in the works for region


Last updated 6/28/2018 at 8:12am

John McCallum

The sign is up and awaiting passengers and buses at Spokane Transit Authority's West Plains Transit Center on Westbow Avenue just off Interstate 90 exit 272.

Growth has created transportation challenges on the West Plains, and attendees at a recent West Plains Chamber of Commerce breakfast received an overview on how those challenges are being met.

Washington State Department of Transportation engineer Mark Allen told the record crowd that they are designing a series of changes to handle increased traffic at Interstate 90 interchanges at Medical Lake exit 272 and Geiger exit 276. Business development at both, along with new and expanding residential subdivisions at the Medical Lake interchange, have created long wait times at interstate on and o...

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