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I-82 - Valley Mall Blvd Interchange - Rebuild Interchange - Complete October 2011

Overview

This project was completed in the fall of 2011.

  • This interchange provides access to and from I-82 for Union Gap and Yakima.
  • WSDOT needed to update and improve the interchange in order to provide additional capacity, free up movement on and off the interstate, and connect smoothly with the expanding local road system. 

How You Benefit
Cross GlyphImproves Safety
Since the first two new roundabouts opened in November of 2011, traffic flow has improved and traffic data shows that collisions in the area have been cut in half.
Car GlyphRelieves Congestion
This interchange provides access to and from I-82 for Union Gap and Yakima. WSDOT updated and improved the interchange in order to provide additional capacity, free up movement on and off the interstate, and connect smoothly with the expanding local road system.
Dollar Sign Glyph Economic Incentive
The Valley Mall Boulevard interchange was reconfigured to provide better, more direct access to and from I-82, and access to N. Rudkin Rd. A frontage road serving trucking and commercial businesses was realigned to provide improved access. Improved connections to the interstate will encourage economic growth and development for both Union Gap and Yakima.

Partnerships & Cooperation
Local city, county and WSDOT officials planned collaboratively with area business owners to bring about this much needed improvement.

Funding

Financial Data for PIN 508201O
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $8,488
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $26,297
Total $34,785

Financial Data for PIN 508201O
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $8,488
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $26,081
Total $34,569

Contact Us
Bill Preston, WSDOT Project Engineer
PO Box 12560
Yakima, WA 98909
Phone: 509.577.1810
Email: http://edit.wsdot.wa.gov/NR/exeres/PrestoB@wsdot.wa.gov

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