Ritzville senator encourages online input on US 395 safety improvements

OLYMPIA…Sen. Mark Schoesler said he hopes people who travel on U.S. Highway 395 will make use of a new online survey to weigh in on safety improvements to the major route between Pasco and Spokane. The survey, billed by the state Department of Transportation as an “online open house,” will be open for input until Sunday, July 22.

“The Connecting Washington package adopted by the Legislature in 2015 included $15 million for safety improvements on Highway 395, which is one of the critical highways in our 9th Legislative District. I’m glad DOT is reaching out to folks who know that road to help guide how those dollars will be invested,” said Schoesler, R-Ritzville.

The state transportation agency asks people to visit https://395openhouse.com/ to review its plans and provide feedback.

“It would be great to see a lot of public participation. That will help make sure the work needed on Highway 395 really gets done,” Schoesler added.