Richland City Hall is closed to the public until further notice. Residents can place utility payments in the drop box located on the southwest side of the building. Payments and requests for service can also be made on-line, by emailing or by calling (509) 942-1104.

Building department and planning applications, including plan submittals, will be accepted electronically. Contact 509-942-7794 or for more information. 

North George Washington Way Pavement Preservation Project

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Project Update (April 25, 2020)

The 4.7 mile George Washington Way Pavement Preservation project is nearing completion.  The final half (east) of the south phase (Van Giesen to Guyer) started on April 9. 

At this time,  traffic is switched to the west two lanes to accommodate closing the southbound lanes for grinding, storm drainage work and paving.  Traffic is restricted to one lane each direction during this work.

Please allow extra time when traveling and obey all traffic control signs and flaggers. Where possible, the use of alternate routes is encouraged.

Other miscellaneous project items including installation of 3 rapid flash beacons at Battelle, Snyder and Newcomer along with overall project cleanup will continue through early summer.


GWW Vicinity Map

Construction began in July 2019. Citizens can sign up for project updates by going to, create an account and select the Public Works Projects category.

Anticipated Timeline

Phase 1: Van Giesen to Sprout: July - October 2019

Phase 2: Sprout to Horn Rapids: September 2019 - March 2020

Phase 3: Guyer to Van Giesen: March - June 2020

Funding Sources

The North George Washington Way Pavement Preservation Project is funded by:

  • National Highway System (NHS) Asset Management Program funding
  • Pavement Preservation Program funding through the City's General Fund and the Transportation Benefit District
  • Real Estate Excise Tax Fund
  • City of Richland Business License Reserve Fund
  • Community Development Block Grant Fund
  • Battelle / PNNL

Additional Information

For additional information, please call (509) 942-7500

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