The intersection of the I-82 westbound off ramp and Terrace Heights Drive had a history of collisions, as eastbound traffic from the off ramp had to merge with through traffic with limited visibility. WSDOT improved visibility and added a third eastbound lane, eliminating the need to merge. Drivers now have a free right turn onto the new eastbound lane from the I-82 westbound off ramp to the 17th Street signalized intersection.
This project reduced the risk of collisions by improving visibility and eliminating the need to merge with eastbound through traffic.
Partnerships & Cooperation
We appreciate the patience and cooperation of local residents and motorists as crews worked to provide a safer roadway that moves traffic more efficiently.
Granite NW was the contractor for this project. Construction was completed June 2010.
This project was funded through the following sources:
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) - $690,000
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) - $610,000
Total Funding Available from All Sources - $1,300,000
Project Engineer, Paul Gonseth
P.O. Box 12560
Yakima, WA 98908
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