Improvements to congested Highway 2 being studied


Sometimes, traffic on Highway 2 between Coles Corner and Cashmere is a challenge.

Well now, there are people working to do something about it.

Those people include the Chelan-Douglas Transportation Council., which has launched a study.

In addition, the regional planning organization is working with the city of Leavenworth, Chelan County, the Washington State Department of Transportation and Link Transit to study options.

Ultimately their goal is to improve mobility and safety for all modes of travel along the U.S. 2 corridor.

The team has put together some ideas and now they want to get your input.

At the end of the study, the project team will identify a set of near and long-term improvements for all modes of travel, including transit, freight, cars, bicyclists and pedestrians.

You can get a good idea of what they’re looking at by checking out this interactive map.

Public comments will accepted until July 31s.

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Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.