Major Yakima Road Work on I-82 Delayed Until After Labor Day
Major road work to preserve an 8-mile stretch of I-82 from the Fred G. Redmon Bridge to N. 1st Street has delayed until after Labor Day due to the contractor’s schedule. When the work does start crews from the Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will be making repairs to the Naches and Yakima River Bridge decks.
If you drive the route you'll see detours in place
A press release from the Department of Transportation says to keep crews safe westbound I-82 traffic between Yakima and Selah will be detoured onto SR 823 starting in September for about a month. If you travel the route you'll see signs that will guide you through detours. State officials urge drivers to watch for reduced speeds through work zones.
Here's the specifics of the work
From westbound I-82 Detour signs will direct all westbound traffic onto SR 823. Once on SR 823, signs will direct traffic to move to the far-right lanes to continue west to Ellensburg or to stay in the far left lane to go into Selah.
From N. 1st Street in Yakima The westbound on-ramp to I-82 will be closed. Follow the signs to SR 823. Once on SR 823, signs will direct traffic to move to the far-right lanes to continue west to Ellensburg or stay in the far left lane to go into Selah.
From eastbound I-82 Eastbound SR 823 will be closed, and signs will direct travelers to take eastbound I-82.
Access to Rest Haven Park & Ride and Harlan Landing Westbound I-82 travelers will need to turn around at E. Selah Road (exit 29) then head east to exit 30 to access the Rest Haven Park and Ride and Harlan Landing.
From eastbound US 12 Traffic headed into Selah or Ellensburg will follow the detour route from N. 1st Street to SR 823.