Welcome to the Public Works Department!

The Public Works staff is dedicated to providing customer-friendly service while maintaining the city's public infrastructure. We proudly provide many services such as engineering, water, sewer, stormwater, solid waste (garbage), recycling and street maintenance. We manage the stormwater pollution education program and the water conservation program.

We invite you to browse our web pages to learn about the many services we provide.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions. Should you wish to visit in person, we are located in the new City Hall building at 625 Swift Blvd. 

Current Projects

Current projects include our Duportail Bridge project, as well as the  George Washington Way Pavement Preservation project.

For information on all current projects, please visit the Public Works Capital Projects page.

** 2019 Pavement Preservation Project **

The 2019 George Washington Way Pavement Preservation Project began Monday, July 8, 2019. This project will resurface nearly 5 miles of roadway from Guyer Avenue north to Horn Rapids Road.

For more information on this project and its improvements to GWW, please visit the project page.

Transportation Planning Projects

The Cities of Richland and West Richland, along with Benton County and the Washington State Department of Transportation are working with a consultant team to study north-south transportation connectivity with the goal of increasing mobility and reducing travel times both locally and regionally. For more information on this effort, visit our Project Page.

Richland's Downtown Connectivity Study is being developed to advance the City Council's vision for a pedestrian-friendly waterfront and downtown, while maintaining or enhancing the vehicular travel flow through downtown. This project is evaluating George Washington Way between Williams Boulevard and Bradley Boulevard. For more information on the Downtown Connectivity Study, visit our Project Page.

For more information on several other projects in the making, please visit our Capital Projects page

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