US 395 - Safety Corridor Improvements

Project news

  • Monday, September 16 to Friday, September 20, near the Sagemoor Road intersection, there will be right lane closures on the northbound and southbound lanes of US 395. The speed is reduced to 60 mph in this area. 
  • Monday, September 16 to Friday, September 20, near the Eltopia Road intersection, there will be single lane closures on southbound US 395. The speed is reduced to 60 mph in this area. There are no restrictions on the norhtbound lanes. 
  • Monday, September 16 to Friday, September 20, near the SR 17 junction, the southbound right lane of US 395 will have a width restriction of 12 feet. There are no restrictions on the northbound lanes. 
  • Thank you to those that attended our open house on April 18, 2019. If you'd like to share more feedback with us, you can reach us using the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Overview

In 2015, the legislature provided funding for WSDOT to make safety improvements along US 395 between Pasco and Ritzville. WSDOT has completed the design process and presented the safety improvements to local stakeholders. 

Needs & benefits

The End Result

US 395 between Pasco and Ritzville is a critical freight corridor. This project plans to incorporate acceleration and deceleration lanes, improve existing left turn lanes and construct safety improvements between Pasco and Ritzville to reduce congestion and the risk of collisions. The project will add these improvements to seven out of ten intersections on the corridor; Foster Wells Road, Vineyard Drive, Phend Road, Crestloch Road, Sagemoor Road, Elm Road, and Eltopia West Road/Blanton Road. The contractor will also pave a lane on northbound and southbound US 395. 

Project Benefits

The $15 million Connecting Washington investment into the US 395 corridor will improve safety performance by reducing the risk of collisions and relieve congestion.

Timeline

  • Spring 2018 - Design work
  • Summer 2019 - Construction begins
  • Fall 2020 - Scheduled completion

Funding

Financial Data for PIN 539504P
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $0
CWA $13,561
Total $13,561

Contact

Alex Sanguino
WSDOT Project Engineer
509-222-2403

Jackie Ramirez
Communications
509-222-2416

Map of US 395 corridor between Pasco and Ritzville.