** Construction Updates **
During the week of May 14 – May 18, WSDOT will be performing their construction between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. This night work will have no impact to traffic.
From Friday, May 18 at 8 p.m. through Monday, May 21 at 5 a.m., the eastbound on-ramp from Queensgate to I-182 will be closed. A detour will be in place on Columbia Park Trail to SR-240 interchange. Signs and message boards will be in place directing traffic onto the detour. During this weekend closure, traffic will be flagged though the intersection of Queensgate and I-182 ramp terminals as crews remove the signal system and install a paved detour around the intersection. Delays are anticipated.
After the weekend closure, traffic will be detoured around the work zone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from May 21 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 live camera footage below!