Selah Residents Get A Look at the Proposed Plans for an SR-823 Re-route
SELAH, Wash--The SR-823 highway re-route will not only solve congestion problems it might also improve business in Downtown Selah.
By sending truck shipping traffic away from downtown and onto the new route for SR-823. Improvements will be made to South Wenas Road and the highway will then shift into a more industrial area east of downtown. Hence, easing traffic and also creating a safer environment for pedestrians.
Intersections will be reworked as well as the commercial area. Trucks will be able to access food processing plants from the new route.
"It's pretty busy in the evening commute. And it makes it difficult for people to get in and out of businesses. A third of the traffic we predict will use this route," said Andrew Byrd, assistant project manager for WSDOT.
The projected cost of the highway re-route and improvements is $8.6 million. Currently Department of Transportation leaders are adjusting their plans and getting the land for the re-route.
For more information about the project go to the Washington State Department of Transportation Web site: www.wsdot.wa.gov