This summer you won't be driving too fast in several areas of the Tri-Cities. In Richland, a half mile stretch of George Washington Way will be torn up between Jadwin and Guyer. While a smoother ride is the ultimate hope, city officials plan on adding several storm drains to minimize flooding; something that often leaves pedestrians soaking in water.
"I think it's a good idea," says Guillermo Roque, a Richland pedestrian. "When people are walking, it's a big issue because they get all wet."
Work on that project will start in June. To the west, you'll also be running into delays along Keene Road near I-182. Crews are in the process of widening Keene to add more cars. Work will start in August.
The projects don't stop there. In Kennewick, phase two of the massive Steptoe project starts in May.
Staying in Kennewick, the intersection of Hildebrand and Southridge will be torn up and expanded in May; the direct result of Kennewick's growing population.
In Pasco, you'll soon see major improvements along 4th Avenue. Starting in May, new sidewalks, additional parking and even a round-about will be added.