SELAH, Wash.-- Construction to reroute traffic through Selah on State Route 823 is finally done.
The Washington State Department of Transportation held a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate the completion of the new "Jim Clements Way." It's named after the long time Selah resident, senator, and representative.
Clements said he is thrilled with the honor.
"Well I'm really humbled. It was a surprise more than you can imagine. We've been there 29 years, we've built it up and this has always been home," said Clements.
The goal of the project is to relieve traffic traveling through downtown Selah by providing an alternate route for the many large trucks that travel through town.
The DOT says this portion of the project has been completed on time and on budget.