U.S. 395 varies as either a freeway or expressway for the entire 73.21-mile drive between I-182 at Pasco and I-90 at Ritzville. Pictured here is the roadway north of the 1995-built diamond interchange with SR 26 in Adams County. Photo taken August 3, 2011.
Four laning of U.S. 395 was completed between the Tri-Cities and Ritzville on November 21, 1995 when 15 miles of a new northbound roadway by Lind opened to traffic. An $83-million project started in 1991, expansion of U.S. 395 widened 50 miles of roadway from Mesa to Interstate 90. The stretch tied into a previously widened U.S. 395 between Pasco and Mesa. Final work involved rebuilding of the interchange at Interstate 90, which occurred by 1996.1
||SR 26 eastbound reassurance marker posted between the diamond interchange with U.S. 395 and the Hatton Coulee Rest Area. Photo taken 08/03/11. |
||The Hatton Coulee Rest Area originally served both U.S. 395 and SR 26 directly at their at-grade intersection. When the diamond interchange between the two highways opened in 1995, rest area access was relocated solely to SR 26. Photo taken 08/03/11. |
|Exiting Hatton Coulee Rest area to SR 26, one half mile east of U.S. 395. This is the only rest area available to motorists between Ritzville and the Tri-Cities. Photos taken 08/03/11. |