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The orange dot marks the Cascade Avenue interchange.
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This is an aerial design visualization showing what the new interchange could look like.
This project is currently at the 30% design level. Design efforts are on hold until the project is funded.
Why is WSDOT
designing a new interchange?
This project will increase mobility by providing direct access to the area between Sunset Highway and the Columbia River. This will balance traffic flows, reducing congestion and backups.
The project will also create jobs during construction and ultimately lead to significant development in the area, further creating construction and permanent jobs.
The End Result
The proposed interchange will provide direct access to Empire Street, a Douglas County road that parallels Sunset Highway. For many years, this area has been considered for development but lack of access has been a deterrent. This project would open up this area for commercial and residential development.
- Improved mobility - Will reduce traffic on Sunset Highway by providing an alternative route for local travelers.
- Increased safety - Will eliminate an at-grade intersection on Highway 2/97, significantly reducing the risk of collisions.
- Encourages Development - Allows access to property zoned commericial and residential for development.
- Creates temporary and permanent jobs - during construction and from commericial and residential development.
What is the project timeline?
This project is currently at the 30% design phase. Design is on hold until the project is funded.
Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.
Currently, this project is unfunded. WSDOT is exploring different funding avenues to fund this project.
How can I get more information?
Project Engineer Bob Romine
2830 Euclid Avenue
Wenatchee WA 98807
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