Upcoming Projects to Note - Updated
Friday, March 27 Update
Traffic Signal Change on George Washington Way and Van Giesen Next Week
Beginning Monday morning, March 30, through Friday, April 3, the intersection at George Washington Way and Van Giesen will be controlled via a four-way stop, instead of a lighted signal. This is necessary to accommodate the completion of the new traffic signal. A flagger will be available during the lunchtime meal distribution at the nearby school. Please use caution during next week at this intersection.
Lane Reductions Begin on Monday on the Final Phase of the George Washington Way Project
Beginning Monday, March 16, contractors will begin grinding a .7 mile stretch of roadway, between Guyer and Van Giesen on George Washington Way . This will reduce travel to the two north-bound lanes, with one lane traveling in each direction. Please allow extra time during your commute and obey all traffic control signs and flaggers. When possible, consider using alternate travel routes.
More information can also be found on the project website at www.ci.richland.wa.us/northgway.
Columbia Point Marina Upgrades to Begin March 17
The City of Richland is installing a higher capacity sewer lift station at 606 Columbia Point Drive, which serves the Columbia Point Marina Park restroom facility and two dock pumps.
Construction activities are projected to close one of the four boat ramps, the pump stations and restrooms. Portable restrooms are in place and the closest dock pump out is at Clover Island in Kennewick. Boat launch activities should be minimally impacted.
The closures are expected to last through the end of March.
Final Phase of Road Improvements to Begin on North George Washington Way
Work is scheduled to commence on the final phase of the North George Washington Way Pavement Preservation Project. The full project scope was divided into three phases and included resurfacing 4.7 miles of George Washington Way (GWW) from Guyer Ave., north to Horn Rapids Rd.
Work on the first two phases of the project began in July 2019. Approximately four miles of improvements, from Van Giesen St. to Horn Rapids Rd., are mostly complete. Remaining work on these phases includes traffic signal work at Van Giesen St. and corresponding ADA ramp/sidewalk work, rapid flashing beacon pedestrian crossings at Newcomer Street, Snyder Street, Battelle Blvd., 10th St & 11th St., and miscellaneous pavement marking work. These tasks are anticipated to be completed by the spring of 2020.
The final phase of improvements, from Guyer Ave. to Van Giesen St. (approx. .7 miles), will begin on March 9, 2020, and last through June 2020. Work includes grinding of the existing asphalt, paving, new pavement markings, new ADA ramps, and storm drainage improvements. Some preliminary concrete work including sidewalks, driveways and ADA ramps was already completed in fall 2019 prior to the winter shutdown.
Traffic impacts in this final phase will include some lane closures traveling both north and south through this portion of GWW. Please allow extra time during your commute and obey all traffic control signs and flaggers. When possible, consider using alternate travel routes.
Traffic signs are currently posted notifying commuters of the upcoming construction. More information can also be found on the project website at www.ci.richland.wa.us/northgway.
The completion of the project is anticipated by early June 2020.