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By Lee Hughes
Staff Reporter 

State officials study West Plains traffic

Sudden increase in development leading to increased congestion


Last updated 8/22/2019 at 8:36am

The Washington State Department of Transportation and its partners are taking a fresh look at West Plains’ transportation as growth begins to outpace the area’s roadways capacity.

WSDOT and a technical team of local, regional, tribal and federal stakeholders have embarked on a phased study from which to develop long-term transportation that will provide relief to commuters as growth on the West Plains swells and clogs roads.

Charlene Kay, planning and strategic community manager for WSDOT’s Eastern Region in Spokane, said West Plains growth itself wasn’t surprising. It had been occ...

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