What’s happening?

What are we doing now?

  • Refine and prioritize improvement ideas based on community feedback and analyses
  • Planning for fall outreach on the project

What are we seeking feedback on now?

  • Please check back soon for more opportunities to provide input!
  • Thank you for your thoughts on ideas to improve US 2! The project team is reviewing your input and will use your suggestions to develop a combination of improvements between Coles Corner and Cashmere.

What will happen next?

  • Technical and engineering analysis of improvement ideas
  • Finalize Corridor Plan with recommended transportation improvements

What's already happened?

  • Technical team gathered data about the corridor
  • Worked with the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) and community (via survey) to finalize the Vision and Guiding Principles
  • Guiding Principles survey
  • Interviewed 13 community representatives to learn about community aspirations and concerns
  • Convened the PAC
  • Held PAC meeting #1, #2 and #3
  • Working with the PAC to develop evaluation criteria to help select projects to improve transportation in the corridor
  • Developed ideas (short- and long-term) for improving transportation in the corridor
  • Asked community to provide feedback on proposed ideas to improve safety and mobility on US 2 and add their suggestions.

Who is using US 2?

Using StreetLight data, which provides anonymous GPS data for all travelers along US 2, the project team was able to track where trips using US 2 to enter Leavenworth are starting. These findings indicate that over 50% of daily traffic is coming from Wenatchee and areas farther east.

The majority of weekday corridor users travel from Wenatchee, East of Wenatchee, Entiat, and North Chelan County. Only 9% travel from west of the Cascades.
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Travel in Leavenworth

In order to understand the corridor needs for residents of Leavenworth, the project team used StreetLight data to understand where daily trips within the City of Leavenworth start and end. Typically, 77% of trips stay within the City of Leavenworth. Wenatchee, and other destinations farther east, are the second and third most common trips.

Majority of travel in Leavenworth is within city boundaries. 21% of outbound trips to Wenatchee and other eastern cities while 3% are to west of the Cascades.
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Corridor Collisions

The project team used WSDOT information from January 2015 to November 2018 to determine where and how often collisions occurred along the corridor. Collision density along the corridor is the highest on the portion of US 2 that passes through the City of Leavenworth.

On U.S. Highway 2, collision density is highest in Leavenworth, midrange in Cashmere, lower between Leavenworth and Cashmere, and lowest between Coles Corner and Leavenworth.
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Leavenworth Collisions

Within the City of Leavenworth, many travel modes use a limited space. To understand how the different kinds of travelers interact today, the project team analyzed collision data for the entire City. Between January 2015 and November 2018, most of the vehicle-only collisions occurred on US 2, but all collisions involving pedestrians occurred on Front Street. No bicyclists were involved in a collision.

In Leavenworth, vehicle collisions have occurred mostly on the eastern part of U.S. Highway 2. Three pedestrian collisions occurred on Front St.
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What are PAC members concerned about?

Nick Manzaro with the Washington State Department of Transportation, Jason Reinfeld, Chelan County Sheriff, and Duane Goehner with Friends of Leavenworth share their priorities for US 2.

Take notes as you go