State Route 240

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Washington State Route 240 East
Reassurance shield for Washington 240 east posted after the signalized intersection with Duportail Street along the Bypass Highway southbound in Richland. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Approaching the intersection with Aaron Drive and Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 on Washington 240 (Bypass Highway) east. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Aaron Drive acts as a northbound side frontage road to the freeway east to Wellsian Way and George Washington Way. Photo taken 08/28/06.
The right lane defaults onto Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 west to Interstate 82 at Goose Gap. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Washington 240 merges with Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 east beyond the intersection with Aaron Drive. A trumpet interchange joins the two divided highways. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Washington State Route 240 East
Continuing south from I-182 & U.S. 12, Washington 240 approaches the Yakima River bridge. A truss bridge parallels the freeway along the US Government Railroad line from Hanford. Photo taken 08/28/06.
An eight-lane span replaced a four-lane 1950s-built bridge when it opened in 2005 as part of the overall SR 240 expansion project. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Major road construction along Washington 240 focused on a relocation of the freeway mainline over Columbia Park Trail and redesign of the Richland Y Interchange. A roundabout was added between the eastbound off and on-ramps with Columbia Park Trail and Steptoe Street leading south to Gage Boulevard. Columbia Park Trail is the old alignment of U.S. 410 and U.S. 12 between Richland and Kennewick. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Washington 240 turns east from the Richland Y community along side Columbia Canal. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Columbia Center Boulevard meets the SR 240 freeway at a six-ramp parclo interchange in one half mile. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Columbia Center Boulevard ends at Columbia Park Trail and Island View to the north. Columbia Park Trail continues east to Columbia Park. Photo taken 08/28/06.
The first of three Kennewick exits departs Washington 240 east for Columbia Center Boulevard. The north-south arterial ventures south to Columbia Center Mall and the Toyota Center and Arena nearby. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Eastbound drivers cross into the city of Kennewick a short distance east of Columbia Center Boulevard and this shield assembly. Photo taken 08/28/06.
The next exit along SR 240 eastbound joins the freeway with Edison Street in one half mile. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Edison Street leads south from Columbia Park to a diamond interchange with SR 240, the West Highlands neighborhood and 10th Avenue. Photo taken 08/28/06.
The last eastbound shield for Washington 240. A Union Pacific Railroad line will parallel the final approach to U.S. 395. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Washington 240 concludes its 41.31-mile route at U.S. 395 and Columbia Drive east near the Blue Bridge. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Columbia Drive begins from the SR 240 freeway end and travels east to the Kennewick city center. The surface boulevard represents the historical alignment of U.S. 410 to where the Green Bridge was once situated. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Washington 240 ends at the partition of traffic to U.S. 395 north to Pasco, Columbia Drive East to SR 397 and the Cable Bridge and U.S. 395 southwest through Kennewick to Interstate 82. A major revamp of this interchange was completed in October 2009 that redesigned the junction. Loop ramps were replaced with roundabouts and the U.S. 395 overpass at the partial wye interchange with SR 240 west was replaced. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Washington State Route 240 West
A historical look at the former westbound beginning of Washington 240 from U.S. 395 south. Traffic from the Blue Bridge joins the SR 240 freeway west from a partial wye interchange ahead of the merge with Columbia Drive west. Work completed in October 2009 redesigned the exit ramp from U.S. 395 to SR 240 to depart from the right as opposed to the left. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Immediately west of U.S. 395 is the westbound off-ramp to Columbia Park. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Columbia Park Trail begins in Columbia Park and lines Lake Wallula of the Columbia River west to Richland. Access to this stretch of the scenic drive is only provided from Washington 240 westbound. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Edison Street meets Washington 240 at the next exit. A diamond interchange joins the two roads between a Union Pacific Railroad line and Columbia Park. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Westbound at the Edison Street off-ramp on SR 240. Edison Street stems south from Columbia Park Trail to the West Highlands community and 10th Avenue in Kennewick. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Reassurance shield posted for Washington 240 westbound as the freeway approaches the Richland city line. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Columbia Center Boulevard crosses paths with Washington 240 at a six-ramp parclo interchange next to Island View and Richland Junction in one half mile. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Motorists bound for Columbia Center Mall and the Toyota Center and Arena depart the westbound freeway for Columbia Center Boulevard southbound. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Columbia Park Trail continues west from the Richland Y community to a 2007-revised parclo interchange with Washington 240. The road leading west through Richland is the former alignment of U.S. 410 and U.S. 12. Photo taken 08/28/06.
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Work completed in 2007 realigned SR 240 at the Richland Y Interchange. Roadways were constructed east of the original freeway footprint to accommodate a new roundabout between Columbia Park Trail, ramps on SR 240 east and Steptoe Street south. Photos taken 08/28/06.
Washington 240 turns northward to cross the Yakima River and merge with Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 west. Eight lanes cross the river on bridges built in 2005 as part of an overall SR 240 expansion project. Photo taken 08/28/06.
George Washington Way commences from the directional cloverleaf interchange between Interstate 182, U.S. 12, and SR 240, northward to the Richland city center. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Paralleling the Yakima River crossing of Washington 240 is a Government Railroad truss bridge to the west. Photo taken 08/28/06.
All traffic bound for Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 departs in unison from the Washington 240 freeway at the George Washington Way off-ramp. Interstate 182 & U.S. 12 share 15 miles of pavement from Interstate 82 at Goose Gap to Lewis Street in east Pasco. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Washington State Route 240 West
Washington 240 emerges from the Aaron Drive overpass to join traffic from Interstate 182 (Exit 4) east as the six-lane Bypass Highway. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Vantage is a 68 mile drive to the north from Interstate 82. West Richland lies five miles to the west via Washington 224. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Duportail Street intersects Washington 240 (Bypass Highway) at the first traffic light of the state route westbound. The residential through street connects with Thayer Drive to the east. Photo taken 08/28/06.
Washington 240 (Bypass Highway) westbound at Duportail Street. Duportail Street also exists to the west of Yakima River. Photo taken 08/28/06.



Photo Credits:

08/28/06 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 182
U.S. 12
U.S. 395

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