The Eastside Corridor project will enhance safety and mobility on the Sunset Highway corridor (SR 28), in the East Wenatchee urban area from 9th Street to the Odabashian Bridge. Nearly 15,000 vehicles travel on this stretch of road every day, and as the area continues to grow, conflicts between north-south traffic traveling on SR 28 and traffic crossing or turning off and on the highway are increasing.
Currently, the corridor is not ideal for multimodal options such as bicycling or transit. Additional lanes and access controls such as non-mountable median curbs to restrict left hand turns will address both collisions and traffic back ups through this heavily travelled section of highway.
Multi-lane roundabouts will be constructed at the intersections with Valley Mall Parkway, 15th St., 19th St., and 23rd St. This project will also improve the culvert at he intersection of 19th St., and construct a new connection to the Apple Capital Loop Trail at Valley Mall Parkway.
What to expect
WSDOT Real Estate Services group will work with affected landowners to purchase necessary property for fair market value.
Construction will require several levels of traffic control depending on the construction phase, including lane closures and shifts, flagger controlled traffic and delays and detours.
Adjacent property owners will be contacted should construction activities close access points or will require a substantial detour.