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It i that time of the year when the state and our cities are doing road work. Summer is here and here is a list of projects that are planned by the state and our cities.

Underway already is the redneck paving that the City Of Kennewick has going on. The latest roads to be covered in paint chipping gravel and gooey tar are Steptoe, Grandridge and soon Gage blvd. Here is an update of where roadwork is happening now in the City of Kennewick CHIP SEALING

City Of Richland has the Keene Road bridge closed until about mid-August so to get to Keene Village or West Richland from South Richland traffic is diverted to Queensgate to Kennedy. A contract has also been awarded for an overlay project on Keene road from Elementary Street to Queensgate with new turn lanes and a stop light. Project should get under way with pavement grinding and be completed by the end of the year.

Washington State Department Of Transportatrion has 4 projects in the works and they are as follows

Hwy 224 from Hwy 240 at Van Geisen thru West Richland traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction as the state completes an overlay project.

Hwy 240 from Stevens Dr to the Yakima River Bridge traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction as the WADOT works on an overlay project and also adding a turn lane, some guard rails and new road markings.

WADOT is also working on a project at Rd 100 and I-182 traffic will be reduced to one-lane as they work on a re-sealing project there.

WADOT has a project going on on Hwy 395 as it passes thru Kennewick from Kennewick Ave to I-82. One lane will be closed in each direction from 8pm to 6am.

WADOT Final project is the Blue Bridge will have one lane closed in each direction 

Drivers heading north on the Highway 395 blue bridge between 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday will be directed into the left lane near the crest of the bridge.

Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close the right lane for guardrail repair.

The closure will extend just past the Lewis Street overpass in Pasco.

DOT chose the nighttime work hours to minimize traffic disruptions.

Southbound Highway 395 traffic will not be affected.

Read more: At the Tri City Herald

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