This project constructed a passing lane uphill in both directions on SR 24 between SR 241 and Cold Creek Road.
This section of SR 24 is traveled daily by Hanford commuters and experiences heavy truck traffic during harvest seasons. Traffic now moves freely over the grade without any congestion, relieving the frustration of Hanford commuters having to wait behind slow moving trucks climbing the grade. These new passing lanes will reduce the number of accidents along this route and provide a safer road for motorists.
Constructing the passing lanes has provided adequate passing distance and will increase motorist safety and reduce collisions.
Partnerships & Cooperation
The 2005 Transportation Partnership Funding package provided gas tax money for this project. Your thoughts and opinions are important to us. Please contact the project construction office with comments or questions.
Project Engineer, Will Smith
WSDOT South Central Project Office
P.O. Box 12560
Yakima WA 98909
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