State Route 31 in Washington
|Metaline Falls (CDN)
According to watchtutorials, State Route 31 or SR-31 is a state route in the U.S. state of Washington. The road forms a north-south route in the extreme northeast of the state, from Tiger to the border with Canada near Metaline Falls. The road is 43 kilometers long.
The bridge over the Pend Oreille River in Metaline Falls.
State Route 31 begins at an intersection with State Route 20 in the hamlet of Tiger. The road then heads north through the valley of the Pend Oreille River. The surrounding mountains gradually get higher with peaks around 2,200 meters. The only noteworthy place on the route is the village of Ione. At Metaline Falls, State Route 31 alternates from the west bank to the east bank of the river. This part of the route is more winding and steep. Further north it then follows the border with Canada, after which Highway 6 in British Columbia continues to Salmo.
The road has its origins in the Pend Oreille Highway that ran from Spokane to the border with Canada and was developed as a transportation link in the early 20th century. This was numbered State Route 6, the connecting section in British Columbia still has that number. With the renumbering of 1964, the road was given the number State Route 31, which at the time ran for a distance of 118 kilometers from Newport to the border with Canada. However, in 1973 the portion south of Tiger became part of State Route 20.
State Route 31 is a light road with mostly around 1,000 vehicles per day, dropping to just 250 vehicles on the border with Canada.
State Route 92 in Washington
According to Citypopulationreview, State Route 92 or SR-92 is a state route in the U.S. state of Washington. The road provides a short connection between Lake Stevens and Granite Falls, just outside the Seattle area. State Route 92 is 15 kilometers long.
State Route 92 begins at State Route 9 in Lake Stevens and merges into Mountain Loop Highway at Granite Falls. The road is located in the exurban area northeast of Seattle. Granite Falls is the last place on the route before the Mountain Loop Highway leads through the Cascade Mountains.
The road was built in the 1910s parallel to an older railway line. In 1937 this was numbered as part of the longer Secondary State Highway 15A. With the renumbering of state routes in 1964, this became State Route 92.
There are some mines at Granite Falls, for which a northern bypass has been constructed so that freight traffic does not have to pass through the center of the village, this road opened in 2010.
The road connects to the remote Mountain Loop Highway, a 54-mile (84-kilometer) road through the Cascades between Granite Falls and Darrington. The road runs over the 720 meter high Barlow Pass. This road is partly unpaved and leads through wild mountain areas. This road was built between 1936 and 1941.
The road is relatively busy, with 18,000 vehicles per day in Lake Stevens and 13,000 vehicles up to Granite Falls. The transition to the Mountain Loop Highway still has 4,000 vehicles per day.
State Route 96 in Washington
State Route 96 or SR-96 is a state route in the U.S. state of Washington. The road forms a short east-west route in the northern suburbs of Seattle and is seven miles long.
The road runs from its junction with Interstate 5 in the Paine Field suburb to State Route 9 south of Snohomish. The road forms a narrow four-lane road and is an urban arterial in the northern suburbs of Seattle. The eastern part has a more secondary character and is two-lane.
The most prominent part of the route is Seattle Hill Road, a steep route from the valley of the Snohomish River to the higher plateau on which the suburbs of Seattle lie. This road already existed in 1885 as a wagon road. The western part of the road was built with the growth of the suburbs in the late 1950s and early 1960s. State Route 96 is the only two-digit state highway in Washington that does not have a long history, it was not numbered a state highway until 1991 and was renumbered as State Route 96.
Every day 51,000 vehicles drive at the junction with I-5, dropping to 32,000 vehicles on the four-lane section and 10,000 vehicles on the single-lane Seattle Hill Road. Further east, another 3,000 vehicles drive as far as SR-9 south of Snohomish.
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Vancouver, Washington State
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The Columbia River Basin
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