East-West Corridor

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Public Open House Meeting

Please join us on April 17, 2019 at the Yakima Convention Center for a public open house meeting to discuss the phasing and design of the East-West Corridor Project. City, County and project team representatives will be present to answer questions. Meeting topics will include: project development and environmental review process, construction staging, traffic impacts during construction, construction schedule. The full page flyer is available for download on the Library page. If you are unable to attend the meeting, but have comments or questions, please send us a message on the Contact Us page.

Project Goals

This project will provide an alternative river crossing transportation corridor to connect the growing neighborhood of Terrace Heights to the City of Yakima and relieve congestion along Yakima Avenue and at other intersections in the city. The corridor's western terminus will begin with the improvements on H Street in the City of Yakima and continue eastward under I-82 and across the Yakima River. There will be access to I-82 from the new corridor. Its eastern terminus will be at the Roza Canal in the Terrace Heights Neighborhood and will connect with Yakima County's eastern-most phase of the corridor. The new corridor will open up opportunity for new public transit routes, improved emergency response times, and non-vehicular transportation.


The East-West Corridor project will involve substantial improvements to the Yakima River floodplain to mitigate for the new bridge. Floodplain restoration efforts will include levee setbacks, removal of non-native vegetation, re-vegetation with native woody species, installation of habitat structures, woody debris, and channel widening. The floodplain restoration work will help prevent flood damage to properties adjacent to the river as well as improve salmon habitat. 

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Extent of the Yakima River flood in May 2011

The East-West Corridor project will involve substantial improvements to the Yakima River floodplain to mitigate for the new bridge. Floodplain restoration efforts will include levee setbacks, removal of non-native vegetation, re-vegetation with native woody species, installation of habitat structures, woody debris, and channel widening. The floodplain restoration work will help prevent flood damage to properties adjacent to the river as well as improve salmon habitat. The photo to the left shows the extent of the Yakima River flood in May of 2011.