Transportation

City of Wenatchee Update – Engineer Gary Owen

Gary Owen, an engineer for the City of Wenatchee, joins Chris Hansen in the KOHO studio to talk about potholes and cracks in city streets caused by the winter weather and plans to repair them, annual spring-time repairs like repainting street lines, a citizen committee developing a Pavement Management Program and projects this year, such…

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Funding for Local Transportation Projects In Flux

The possibility of raising the gas tax within Chelan and Douglas Counties was officially floated at Thursday’s meeting of the Chelan-Douglas Transportation Council. Their Executive Director Jeff Wilkins tells KOHO the reason for potentially raising rates at the pump is driven primarily by a lack of funding for basic road servicing and improvements within the…

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State Patrol Launching ‘Following Too Closely’ Emphasis Patrols

This week Washington State Patrol Troopers will focus their efforts on a statewide emphasis for following too close. Last year, the WSP investigated more than 9,500 collisions caused by following too close and stopped approximately 24,300 vehicles for the violation. RCW 46.61.145 “Following Too Closely” requires vehicles to follow at a distance that is reasonable and…

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Recent Snow Storms Keeping Avalanche Experts Busy

With this week’s winter storms bringing close to a foot of snow in places, leading to major mountain pass closures, state avalanche experts and crews have been busy. KOHO’s Chris Hansen talks with local WSDOT Avalanche Control Specialist Mike Stanford about their snowy week and how snowfall earlier this winter lead to the current avalanche danger.

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