North George Washington Way Improvements

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Project Overview

The North George Washington Way Pavement Preservation Project will resurface 4.7 miles from Guyer Avenue north to Horn Rapids Road. Work will include:

  • Asphalt milling and overlay
  • Improvements to 110 sidewalk access ramps
  • Restriping segments of the corridor to include bicycle lanes
  • Replacement of Van Giesen/George Washington Way traffic signal
  • Enhancements to some pedestrian crossings

While single lanes of traffic will remain open throughout the duration of the project, commuters and residents should anticipate delays and plan their travel routes accordingly. During most of the project, two lanes of traffic will remain open for travelers going north in the a.m. and south in the p.m.

Construction is expected to start in June 2019. Citizens can sign up for project updates by going to, create an account and select the Public Works Projects category. Updates will also be made available on the project website at

Anticipated Timeline

June - November 2019

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