Public invited to learn about construction on US 12 and I-82 in Yakima at a drop-in session on June 7

YAKIMA – Roadwork on the US 12 and Interstate 82 bridge decks near North First Street in Yakima will bring closures and detours each summer and fall for two years. The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews are resurfacing the bridge decks to ensure the viability of the bridges for years to come.

Members of the community are invited to learn about the upcoming construction project at a drop-in session on Wednesday, June 7, at the North Town Coffeehouse. The WSDOT project team will provide details about construction and what travelers need to know.

US 12 Gordon Road Bridges – Deck rehab drop-in session details

When: Community members may arrive any time during the three timeslots on Wednesday, June 7: 8 to 10 a.m., Noon to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: North Town Coffeehouse, 32 North Front Street, Yakima

Details: No formal presentation will be provided. Project engineers will be on-hand to discuss project details and answer questions from travelers and local businesses. 

About the project

WSDOT and contractor crews will begin work this summer to repair the existing bridge decks on US 12 over Gordon Road between the North First Street and North 16th Avenue exits and the westbound I-82 bridge to North First Street. The bridge decks at Gordon Road are aging and showing signs of deterioration. This project will help maintain the structural integrity of the bridges, allow for safer travel conditions, reduce ongoing maintenance costs and extend the lifespan of the structures. The project is scheduled to be complete in the fall of 2024.

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