Transportation Briefs – May 2022

Drivers may see I-90 construction delays this summer

Cross-state travelers will need to add extra travel time to their trips this summer and fall.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and construction crews will be busy improving sections of Interstate 90 from North Bend to Ellensburg.

About seven construction projects through multiple construction areas are set for 2022 through this 75-mile corridor.

Delays will primarily occur on weekdays.

During summer weekends, there also are delays due to increased traffic.

Highway users can learn more about the construction and how it will affect cross-state travel through May 31 at

Kennewick launching fix at Steptoe-Gage intersection

The city of Kennewick will begin work on safety updates for the North Steptoe Street and Gage Boulevard intersection at its border with Richland.

The project will add double left-turn lanes and single right-turn lanes on all approaches where they don’t currently exist.

Additional work will improve the signals and turning operations. Ramps will be updated and the lighting upgraded.

Grants from the Benton-Franklin Council of Governments and the Federal Highway Administration helped pay to buy right of way, design and construction.

Construction begins in summer or fall of 2022 and will be complete by spring 2023.

Follow city transportation projects at

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