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I-82 - US 12 to Yakima Ave - Add Lanes

Status

Fall 2014

The 2012 Washington State Legislature committed $2 million for preliminary design.

No funding has been allocated for right of way acquisitions or construction.

  • This project will widen I-82 in the Yakima Gateway vicinity between the US 12 interchange and the Yakima Avenue interchange by constructing a third lane in each direction.
  • Modifications to I-82 on- and off-ramps will improve connections to city streets in the Yakima Gateway vicinity.
  • Freeway curves will be straightened for improved safety.
  • Freeway bridges at the Boise Mill property and at the Columbia Basin Railroad crossing will be replaced.

Why is WSDOT proposing to widen I-82 in the Yakima Gateway vicinity?

Traffic volumes are increasing on I-82 through Yakima with heavy morning and evening peaks. Substantial traffic merges with I-82 at the US 12 interchange.

The End Result

  • This project will widen I-82 in Yakima between the US 12 interchange and the Yakima Avenue interchange by constructing a third lane in each direction.
  • Modifications to I-82 on- and off-ramps will improve connections to city streets in the Yakima Gateway vicinity.
  • Freeway curves will be straightened for improved safety.
  • This project includes replacing underpass bridges at the Boise Mill property and at the Columbia Basin Railroad crossing.

Project Benefits

  • Additional lanes and improved connections will reduce congestion and reduce the risk of collisions.
  • Improved access to the interstate corridor is crucial to ensure enhanced economic vitality for this area.

What is the project timeline?

  • This project is in the planning/preliminary design stage.
  • New revenue is needed to complete the design, right of way acquisition and construction of these important improvements.
  • Approval from the federal highway administration is also required to complete these improvements.

Financial Information

The cost estimate for this project is in the range of $45-$55 million.

How can I get more information?
Contact:
Kerry Grant
WSDOT project engineer
WSDOT South Central Project Office
2809 Rudkin Rd.
Union Gap, WA 98903
509-577-1760 

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