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“Hazards and Views, still Waiting for the 4 Lane to be extended to Colville”
Review of U.S. Highway 395

Ranked #30 of 105 things to do in Spokane
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Owner description: A highway between Eltopia and Spokane in Eastern Washington.
Reviewed 11 December 2012

I lived in Chewelah 17 years, Loon Lake for 3 so I know HWY 395 pretty well from Spokane to Colville. I drive 395 3-4 days a week. Some nice views, lots of Pines and Farms, a nice drive out of the city with small towns for a lunch or picnic. South of Spokane is mostly 4 lane now, so it has improved quite a bit. The northern red headed step-child is still mostly 2 lane, although in good condition... In Loon Lake at the Larson Beach turn-off, is the highest elevation around here, so Black Ice and Snow can be there while the rest of the Highway has been clear on your drive. Hitting a DEER It is not if you will, it is when you will, I have hit 4. I have driven Chewelah to Spokane and back over 1000 times literally, so the odds of a Deer encounter are small, but seemingly eventual. More likely is that YOU WILL be cut off by a rude driver driving past Deer Park, I do not know what it is with those people, but the odds are 3 to 1 that you will be cut off, in either direction. Then the odds of them turning off another mile down the road after they have caused a risk and slowed down traffic are about the same. The other phenomena which is not unique to 395, but often observed is that the driver in front of you for the last 7 miles that has been cruising at 57 mph, when the passing lane comes, they will always speed up to 65, so you have to go 80 to pass them, good grief. No, I do not have Road Rage, I just wish other drivers realized that they are not the only car on the road. We live in a society and rudeness and egotism should not be a part of it.

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Reviewed 3 December 2012

this new section of the North South Freeway is OK, the state did not justice by eleminating any access from HWY 395 south to Hwy 2. haveing to get off one freeway to get onto a nother freeway by going through two stop lights is plain stupid! Will never see this Freeway finished in my lifetime, this 6 mile section has taken over 30 years to accomplish.... With all the money going to the pet Projects on the Westside of the state Specificaly in KING CO. this is a dead horse that will continue to reak havoc on the citizens around Spokane.

Thank mulemobile
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

This is a dangerous hwy with a lot of accidents. If you are traveling towards the Tri City's from Ritzville then you better watch your p's and q's.

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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Had to drive up to the Big R and took the new extension route. Its nice to get from point A to point B with the extension . Thank you for your hard work highway workers.

Thank CCSpokane53
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

From Canada to Mexico most of 395 is boring with a capital B. While a fast route south if you want to get to Tri Cities most of the Washington part is desert and farmland with not a thing to see. Through Oregon you get some trees, and there are a few little hills in the corner of Idaho, but once into Nevada you are back to desert, desert, and more desert. If you want to get to the gambling in Winnemucca or Reno or Vegas though. it is one of the fastest routes south from Washington.

Thank Sharon J
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