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Author Topic: North Spokane Corridor - US 395 in Spokane, WA  (Read 33622 times)

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Re: North Spokane Corridor - US 395 in Spokane, WA
« Reply #75 on: April 14, 2023, 10:04:53 PM »

I, for one, will be glad when the freeway is completed to I-90 and open to traffic, whether in seven years or 12.
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Re: North Spokane Corridor - US 395 in Spokane, WA
« Reply #76 on: April 14, 2023, 10:40:52 PM »

It took 55 years for the NSC to go from original conception to when construction first began (1946-2001). If it is completed by 2029, as planned, that will have been 83 years between original conception to completion. That's a hell of a long time!
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Re: North Spokane Corridor - US 395 in Spokane, WA
« Reply #77 on: April 14, 2023, 11:38:24 PM »

It took 55 years for the NSC to go from original conception to when construction first began (1946-2001). If it is completed by 2029, as planned, that will have been 83 years between original conception to completion. That's a hell of a long time!
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Re: North Spokane Corridor - US 395 in Spokane, WA
« Reply #78 on: April 25, 2023, 04:13:47 PM »

Project link has changed: https://wsdot.wa.gov/construction-planning/major-projects/north-spokane-corridor

Obviously they're currently referring to this road as "Future 395", but I came to this thread trying to find out whether it will carry US 2 as well.  Once the connection to I-90 is complete, I can't imagine they would continue directing US 2 traffic down Division.  If Division needs to remain on the state highway system, then wouldn't WSDOT just designate it Business 2/395?  Or maybe give it an SR number?
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Re: North Spokane Corridor - US 395 in Spokane, WA
« Reply #79 on: April 25, 2023, 05:13:03 PM »

Project link has changed: https://wsdot.wa.gov/construction-planning/major-projects/north-spokane-corridor

Obviously they're currently referring to this road as "Future 395", but I came to this thread trying to find out whether it will carry US 2 as well.  Once the connection to I-90 is complete, I can't imagine they would continue directing US 2 traffic down Division.  If Division needs to remain on the state highway system, then wouldn't WSDOT just designate it Business 2/395?  Or maybe give it an SR number?

WSDOT does not maintain business routes for Interstates or US routes, so the options are keeping US 2 on Division (which I believe is the current plan) or assigning a new state route (which would be a bit pointless).
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Re: North Spokane Corridor - US 395 in Spokane, WA
« Reply #80 on: April 25, 2023, 05:20:06 PM »

So that would leave making N. Newport Hwy., N./S. Division St., N. Ruby St., and N./S. Browne St. unnumbered local streets maintained by the city.
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Re: North Spokane Corridor - US 395 in Spokane, WA
« Reply #81 on: April 25, 2023, 05:36:19 PM »

Obviously they're currently referring to this road as "Future 395", but I came to this thread trying to find out whether it will carry US 2 as well.  Once the connection to I-90 is complete, I can't imagine they would continue directing US 2 traffic down Division.  If Division needs to remain on the state highway system, then wouldn't WSDOT just designate it Business 2/395?  Or maybe give it an SR number?

WSDOT does not maintain business routes for Interstates or US routes....

Washington supposedly has five Interstate (but no US) business routes. Are those routes locally maintained?
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Re: North Spokane Corridor - US 395 in Spokane, WA
« Reply #82 on: April 25, 2023, 05:49:50 PM »

Obviously they're currently referring to this road as "Future 395", but I came to this thread trying to find out whether it will carry US 2 as well.  Once the connection to I-90 is complete, I can't imagine they would continue directing US 2 traffic down Division.  If Division needs to remain on the state highway system, then wouldn't WSDOT just designate it Business 2/395?  Or maybe give it an SR number?

WSDOT does not maintain business routes for Interstates or US routes....

Washington supposedly has five Interstate (but no US) business routes. Are those routes locally maintained?

They are all locally maintained and signed, which is why their standards vary a bit. WSDOT does not acknowledge them at all in the state highway logs or other inventories. There are also a few business routes for state highways that are not in the logs, but do get mentioned in random spots (e.g. this project plan for SR 3).

It's why I don't really bother to keep track of them; researching their history is really difficult due to how poorly documented they are.
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Re: North Spokane Corridor - US 395 in Spokane, WA
« Reply #83 on: April 25, 2023, 06:31:39 PM »

With that in mind, who is responsible for the I-5 Business Loop in Seattle?

As far as I know, it's just the C/D lanes, which would still be WSDOT maintenance.

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Re: North Spokane Corridor - US 395 in Spokane, WA
« Reply #84 on: April 29, 2023, 02:10:13 PM »

How on earth would C/D lanes qualify as a business loop, that's worse than Sacramento :crazy:
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Re: North Spokane Corridor - US 395 in Spokane, WA
« Reply #85 on: April 29, 2023, 09:43:21 PM »

How on earth would C/D lanes qualify as a business loop, that's worse than Sacramento :crazy:

I don't know if it's actually legit, but it has been up for five years now.

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Re: North Spokane Corridor - US 395 in Spokane, WA
« Reply #86 on: May 01, 2023, 08:57:09 PM »

I believe those signs were intended to be a temporary thing for the northbound mainline paving project a few years back along with the widening project that is currently underway, but the (seemingly endless) delays with the widening project have meant that the signs have stayed in place much longer than they were really supposed to. I've never quite understood why they were installed in the first place... probably a misguided attempt to make people less confused when through traffic was being detoured to the CD lanes during construction.
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Re: North Spokane Corridor - US 395 in Spokane, WA
« Reply #87 on: May 12, 2023, 07:17:41 PM »

I believe those signs were intended to be a temporary thing for the northbound mainline paving project a few years back along with the widening project that is currently underway, but the (seemingly endless) delays with the widening project have meant that the signs have stayed in place much longer than they were really supposed to. I've never quite understood why they were installed in the first place... probably a misguided attempt to make people less confused when through traffic was being detoured to the CD lanes during construction.

It almost seems like they just forgot to cover the Business 5 shield, since one of them was covered up at some point, but the other is still visible: https://goo.gl/maps/CyiXR467t6nS3mqW6

WSDOT does not maintain business routes for Interstates or US routes....

Washington supposedly has five Interstate (but no US) business routes. Are those routes locally maintained?

This sign in Cashmere would beg to differ about there being no US business routes! https://goo.gl/maps/ajNVkdbjJJ11XcFi7
This is the only one I know of, though.
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