West Powerhouse Road online open house previews possible transportation solutions in Yakima

YAKIMA – Yakima area residents have an opportunity to review and weigh-in on proposed possible changes to a vital travel corridor adjacent to US 12. On Thursday, March 24, the Yakima Valley Conference of Governments, City of Yakima, Yakima County and Washington State Department of Transportation launched an online open house identifying potential solutions along the West Powerhouse Road corridor in Yakima. Solutions identified to improve the corridor are based on community responses and agency input from a 2021 survey.   

West Powerhouse Road online open house information


Thursday, March 24, to Monday, April 11, 2022


Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, study information is available to view online.


Visit the West Powerhouse Road Corridor Study online open house and:

Free Wi-Fi access is available at these locations for people who wish to participate in the online open house:

  • Yakima Library, 107 N. Third St., Yakima
  • West Valley Library, 223 S. 72nd Ave., Yakima

About the West Powerhouse Road corridor study

West Powerhouse Road in Yakima is a vital corridor that parallels US 12 and connects west Yakima shopping centers, rapidly increasing residential area, Chesterley Park, the Greenway, Cowiche Canyon, Naches Heights, Gleed, and Selah Heights. YVCOG, the City of Yakima, Yakima County, and WSDOT plan for and manage part of the transportation system in the study area. These agencies joined to lead this study with the goals of reviewing congestion, travel delay and gaps in the bicycle and pedestrian network. The final solutions list will be used to guide future projects to address anticipated continued growth of the area.

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as recorded by WSDOT and partners in 2020 and 2021.

46% increase in Amtrak Cascades ridership to 251,000 passengers

in 2021 compared to 172,000 in 2020.

Nine wetland and stream mitigation sites across 32.7 acres added

to our monitoring program in 2021 to help offset climate change impacts.