The US 395 corridor study extends from I-82 to I-182 (mileposts 13.05 to 20.54) through Kennewick and Pasco.
of US 395 intersections.
- WSDOT is conducting a planning study for US 395 that will help WSDOT determine the best way to meet current and future travel needs.
- A 20 year vision for the cooridor is complete. We are developing low cost improvements to work toward the vision.
- WSDOT is working with the local agencies to determine and evaluate selected alternatives .
WSDOT is studying safety, economic development, and congestion issues on US 395 through Kennewick and Pasco from I-82 to I-182. The Kennewick section of US 395 is partial limited access control with 10 intersections. The development of large land parcels is creating a need to address how the increased traffic volumes will affect US 395 and the intersections. Future growth for the surrounding area will add more vehicles to the roadway, compounding the current safety and congestion issues. We will conduct a corridor analysis to identify problems and develop potential solutions.
WSDOT will identify a wide range of potential improvements to address mobility, enhance safety, and promote economic vitality along the corridor. Improvements could be as simple as re-striping lanes and improving sidewalks or as complex as building roundabouts and adding lanes. Although there is no funding currently available for improvements, the corridor analysis will provide a blueprint for local jurisdictions, WSDOT, and legislators as they determine funding for future projects.
Why is WSDOT
doing a study on this section of US 395
US 395 is an urban-principal highway within the area of the study, and is a highway of statewide significance running through Kennewick and Pasco.
It is a major north-south corridor providing transportation of people and goods with truck traffic serving, and passing through, Kennewick and Pasco.
The Corridor Planning Study (CPS) area in Kennewick operates as a city street for commuters with intersections connecting to major retail, commercial and residential areas.
The CPS area in Pasco has one full interchange, one-half interchange, and one interchange with only an exit ramp. The interchanges connect to three major city streets serving a variety of businesses and residential areas.
The study will examine the seven and a half miles between I-82 and I-182 with a major focus on I-82 to SR 240 interchange from mileposts 13.05 to 18.32. The purpose of the CPS is to produce multiple tiered transportation solutions that will improve safety and mobility for commuters, pedestrians, and bicyclists and improve the economic vitality of the surrounding area.
The End Result
WSDOT will produce a list of solutions and recommendations addressing the corridor problems for the 20-year plan. Recommendations will have a prioritized ranking of lower, medium, and higher cost options allowing for incremental implementation as funding becomes available. The plan will guide WSDOT as we develop and implement projects.
The CPS will produce a plan for US 395 that will help WSDOT determine the best way to meet current and future travel needs. The projects will range from low cost to high cost projects and in what order they are built. This section of Kennewick is developing very quickly and the City recognizes the importance of having a plan in place so that they do not permit or allow developments that will adversely affect this overall corridor.
What is the project timeline?
We began the study in the fall of 2009.
Public outreach will begin in early spring 2012 with the final recommendations in 2012.
Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.
WSDOT is funding the study.
How can I get more information?
WSDOT South Central project office
2809 Rudkin Road
Union Gap, WA 98903
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