Traffic woes in the Leavenworth area have grown steadily over the past 20 or so years. A new survey hopes to gather information on how to alleviate or at least deal with the growing problem, as Marcus Bellissimo reports.…Read More
It was a long shot, but one local officials thought they could achieve. However $150 million in federal transportation funding will have to wait.
Earlier this month, Senator Maria Cantwell’s office informed the City of Wenatchee and other local cities and businesses involved that their INFRA grant request was not awarded.…
Millions of dollars in state funding is heading to projects throughout the two-county region, from Cashmere and Chelan, to Wenatchee and East Wenatchee. Dan Langager sat down with Jeff Wilkens, Executive Director of the Chelan-Douglas Transportation Council, to get the details.…Read More
The City of Wenatchee partnered with several entities around the region to apply for a federal grant to help improve traffic on both side of the Columbia River.
The “transportation circle” as it is called will see some major changes over the next few years, especially if $150 million in federal funding gets approved.…Read More
Jeff Wilkens, Executive Director of the Chelan-Douglas Transportation Council, joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about the critical freight corridors coming in and out of the area – primarily Highway 97 (Blewett Pass) and Highways 28/281 (East Wenatchee, Quincy, George).
Wilkens speaks to the proposal to expand SR 28/281 to a four-lane interstate, including why its high price tag might keep it from happening.…
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 two county area.…Read More
The questions isn’t Should there be upgrades, the question is What kind of upgrades. For anyone that lives in or has visited Chelan, you’ve probably traveled over the Woodin Ave. Bridge, the 90-year-old crossing of the Chelan River at the foot of Lake Chelan. While the structure is still considered sound, it is in need of some critical concrete, lighting and pedestrian improvements.…Read More