** Construction Updates **
Work continues on the Queensgate Drive Improvement Projects in Richland.
On Monday, July 16, westbound traffic turning north onto Queensgate will be directed around the pedestrian island onto Queensgate. Please use caution and follow all traffic control signs.
For the duration of the project, traffic will be detoured around the work zone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through July 30.
Note: Northbound traffic on Queensgate will be directed to the I-182 eastbound onramp. Traffic heading towards Duportail Street will be detoured to the Keene Road & Duportail Street intersection. The westbound onramp to I-182 will only be accessible through Duportail Street.
In 2015, the City of Richland completed an engineering planning study for the Queensgate Drive Corridor which included evaluation of intersection configurations, roadway geometry and access control. In March 2015, a Public Open House was held to provide opportunity for the community to see the results of the study and provide feedback on the corridor improvements. In April 2017, an additional Public Open House was held to present the proposed design.
The final design below is a representation of the corridor study evaluations, feedback received from the open houses and evaluation of access control to address roadway capacity and safety improvements.
Both Improvement Projects – WSDOT's I-182/Queensgate Drive Ramp Terminal Improvement and Richland's Queensgate Drive/Columbia Park Trail Improvements - have been awarded! Construction will begin in April.
To follow along with the construction progress, see our time-lapse camera footage below!