This project improved a section of US 97 in Yakima County which has narrow lanes and shoulders and substandard curves. Crews removed the Satus Creek Bridge and replaced it with a wider bridge. The new bridge is longer to allow Satus Creek to flow more naturally.
The new bridge is longer and wider to help reduce the risk of collisions.
| Protects Environment
The new bridge allows Satus Creek to flow more naturally. This will ultimately improve the overall quality of the wildlife habitat in the area.
| Economic Incentive
US 97 over Satus Pass is a major connector between the Portland/Vancouver areas and the Yakima Valley. Over 1,000 trucks per day use this stretch of highway.
Partnerships & Cooperation
Moe Davari, WSDOT project engineer
WSDOT South Central Project Office
1655 Fowler Street
Richland, WA 99352
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