I-82 preservation project will create detours from Yakima to Selah

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Fred G. Redmon Bridge near Selah. (Image Courtesy: Washington State Department of Transportation )

YAKIMA, Wash. — Detours will go into effect this August for a road preservation project spanning an eight-mile stretch of westbound I-82 between Yakima and Selah.

According to crews from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), contractors will work to preserve I-82 from the Fred G. Redmon Bridge to N 1st St. Transportation leaders expect the month-long project to launch on Monday, August 1.

Westbound traffic from Yakima to Selah is being detoured along S.R. 823. WSDOT crews will be joined by contractors who will make repairs on the Naches and Yakima River Bridge decks.

“Signs will guide travelers through the detour,” WSDOT announced. “Watch for reduced speeds and please drive carefully through our work zones.”

As outlined by WSDOT, you can expect the following detours to go into effect for August 2022:

  • 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.

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