Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 West

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Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 west
Interstate 182 begins midway between Lewis Street and the Exit 14 full cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 395 north and Washington 397 south. The one-mile guide sign for the exit is posted on the Lewis Street overpass. Photo taken 08/28/06.
The first shield of Interstate 182 west, posted with U.S. 12 beyond the Lewis Street on-ramp. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Washington 397 begins at Exit 14B and travels south along Oregon Avenue to Ainsworth Street near the Port of Pasco. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Travelers bound for Spokane should follow U.S. 395 north from Pasco to Connell and Ritzville. Spokane lies 133 miles to the northeast via U.S. 395 north and Interstate 90 east. Photo taken 08/28/06.
A collector distributor roadway separates movements to U.S. 395 north and Washington 397 south from the Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 westbound mainline. Exit 14B leaves in this scene for U.S. 395 north to Eltopia and Mesa. U.S. 395 varies between freeway and expressway on the 73-mile drive to Interstate 90. Photo taken 08/28/06.
An Interstate 182 and Lewis and Clark Trail shield assembly resides between the freeway mainline and the c/d roadway. A folded diamond interchange (Exit 13) with North 4th Avenue follows in one half mile. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Exit 14A loops onto the southbound beginning of Washington 397 (Oregon Avenue). SR 397 meanders south through Pasco to the Cable Bridge toward the Kennewick city center. From there the route continues southeast to Finley and then west to Exit 114 of Interstate 82 for a total length of 22.31 miles. Photo taken 08/28/06.
A second Interstate 182 shield lines the westbound c/d roadway ahead of the on-ramp that brings U.S. 395 southbound into the fold. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Interstate 182 U.S. 12 West U.S. 395 South
U.S. 395 joins Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 west for a 2.11-mile overlap between Exits 14 and 12. Photo taken 08/28/06.
One quarter mile east of the Exit 13 loop ramp to North 4th Avenue. North 4th Avenue provides a direct route south to the Pasco city center. Photo taken 08/28/06.
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Interstate 182 spans a sprawling BNSF Railroad yard on the approach to North 4th Avenue. The yard lines east of Tri-Cities Airport and adjacent industrial parks. Photos taken 08/28/06.
Exit 13 leaves Interstate 182-U.S. 12 west & U.S. 395 south for North 4th Avenue. 4th Avenue travels along side the BNSF Railroad yard to Glade North Road. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Next in line for westbound motorists is the Exit 12B parclo interchange with 20th Avenue. 20th Avenue connects the Pasco street grid with Columbia Basin College and the passenger terminal of Tri-Cities Airport (PSC) to the north. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Shield assembly for Interstate 182 and U.S. 12-395 posted on the stretch between the Sun Willows Golf Course and Lincoln Drive. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Westbound at the Exit 12B ramp departure to 20th Avenue. 20th Avenue leads south as a commercial route from Court Street to Lewis Street (former U.S. 410). Photo taken 08/28/06.
U.S. 395 southbound parts ways with Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 at the adjacent trumpet interchange (Exit 12A). Photo taken 08/28/06.
U.S. 395 follows a freeway from Interstate 182 (Exit 12A) across the Blue Bridge to SR 240 and Columbia Drive. The US Highway continues through southwest Kennewick to Interstate 82 east for Umatilla and Hermiston, Oregon. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 west split with U.S. 395 south. Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 continue to Richland while U.S. 395 turns south to Kennewick and eventually Pendleton, Oregon. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 west
A northwesterly trajectory carries Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 west to the six-ramp parclo interchange (Exit 9) with Road 68. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Speed limits increase from 60 to 70 mph as Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 leave U.S. 395. The Richland city center lies six miles ahead. Yakima is featured for the U.S. 12 continuation onto Interstate 82 west. Photo taken 08/28/06.
The Trade, Recreation and Agricultural Center (TRAC) resides northeast of Exit 9 and Road 68 along Burden Boulevard. Adjacent to the entertainment complex is the 1995-opened Gesa Stadium (Dust Devils Stadium), home of the Tri-City Dust Devils minor league baseball team. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Road 68 exits the city northbound to become Taylor Flats Road and heads south from Exit 9 into the unincorporated Riverview community. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 bisect densely packed subdivisions on the one mile approach to Exit 7 with Broadmoor Boulevard. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Broadmoor Boulevard name changes to Road 100 south of Welsh Drive and continues to West Court Street. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Drivers bound for Broadmoor Boulevard leave Interstate 182 westbound at Exit 7. The interchange with the north-south boulevard is a diamond interchange with a recently added loop ramp from northbound to westbound. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Curving southwesterly, Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 leave the city of Pasco for the city of Richland and next meet Washington 240 east (Exit 5A) and George Washington Way north (Exit 5B). Photo taken 08/28/06.
Spanning the Columbia River which separates Franklin and Benton Counties along Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 west. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Entering the directional cloverleaf interchange with SR 240 east and George Washington Way north. Exit 5A loops onto the Washington 240 freeway southeast to Kennewick in 0.75 miles. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Travelers bound for the U.S. Department of Energy Hanford Site or the Port of Benton should remain along Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 west to Exit 4 (Washington 240 west). Photo taken 08/28/06.
Exit 5B joins George Washington Way northbound ahead of Aaron Drive and the city center. George Washington Way serves interests to Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science, and Technology (CREHST) Museum and the WSU Tri Cities Campus in north Richland. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Washington 240 east travels 7.09 miles from Exit 5A to end at U.S. 395, the Blue Bridge, and Columbia Drive east to the Kennewick city center. The freeway was originally signed as U.S. 12 but made into an extension of SR 240 when the US Route shifted to an overlap with Interstate 182. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Interstate 182, U.S. 12 & Washington 240 west
Washington 240 west merges onto Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 for a 1.12-mile overlap to the Exit 4 trumpet interchange. Photo taken 08/28/06.
An auxiliary lane accompanies Interstate 182 westbound between the SR 240 on and off-ramps. Washington 240 follows the Bypass Highway around the west side of Richland to Jadwin Avenue. Jadwin Avenue passes over the freeway in this scene. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Exit 4 expands into a two-lane off-ramp in anticipation of the ramp split to Bypass Highway north and Lawless Drive east to Wellsian Way. Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 west continue three quarters of a mile to the Exit 3 parclo interchange with Queensgate Drive otherwise. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Washington 240 traffic merges onto the Bypass Highway beyond the Aaron Drive over crossing. The state route continues 33 miles to Washington 24 near the Vernita Bridge over the Columbia River. SR 24 east to SR 243 north leads to Interstate 90 near Vantage.
The Wellsian Way ramp utilizes Lawless drive east from Thayer Drive north. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 west
Westbound travelers span the Yakima River on the approach to Queensgate Drive (Exits 3B/A). Queensgate Drive acts as a connector between Interstate 182 and Duportail Street to the north and Keene Road to the south. Keene Road provides the main route between Richland and West Richland. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Exit 3B carries drivers onto Queensgate Drive north. The intersection between Queensgate and Duportail Street is home to retail shopping and an industrial park. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Queensgate Drive south (Exit 3A) intersects Columbia Park Trail nearby. Columbia Park Trail carried U.S. 410 and later U.S. 12 east to Kennewick before the current SR 240 freeway opened to traffic. Construction of Interstate 182 severed the connection between Columbia Park Trail and Kennedy Road (former U.S. 410 and U.S. 12 west to Benton City). Photo taken 08/28/06.
Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 west straddle northern reaches of Badger Mountain on the one-mile approach to Interstate 82. A trumpet interchange joins the two freeways west of Dallas Road. Photo taken 08/28/06.
A set of ground-level signs highlight secondary control cities of Interstate 82 for Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 westbound drivers. Interstate 82 east passes by Kennewick on the 29-mile drive to Washington 14 near Plymouth. Benton City is the next population center of Interstate 82 & U.S. 12 west. Ellensburg lies near the western terminus of Interstate 82 along Interstate 90 in 103 miles. Photo taken 08/28/06.
A pair of single lane ramps join the respective directions of Interstate 82 from Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 west. U.S. 12 and Interstate 82 commingle to Prosser and the Yakima Valley before splitting at Yakima. Interstate 82 east generally leads south to Umatilla, Oregon and Interstate 84 near Hermiston. Photo taken 08/28/06.

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08/28/06 by AARoads

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Interstate 82
U.S. 395
State Route 240

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