East-West Corridor Project
Welcome to the Yakima East-West Corridor homepage. This page is your gateway to information and updates on the selection of a preferred corridor for the East-West Corridor. This new roadway will reduce traffic congestion on Terrace Heights Drive, help connect the City of Yakima with the Terrace Heights neighborhood, and provide improved access across the Yakima River.
The Yakima River is a natural barrier to travel between the City of Yakima and the Terrace Heights neighborhood. Currently, east-west traffic has only one option for travel between these two locations: the Yakima Avenue/ Terrace Heights Drive corridor.
No decisions regarding property acquisition can be made until after the NEPA is approved and the final design is completed. This will be in 2012 (at the earliest). With the current four (4) corridor alternatives, the County's design team has tried to minimize private property impacts while also keeping down total project costs.