Bob Olson Parkway Project

Bob Olson

Important Dates

Start Date: August,  2016 
End Date:  August, 2017 
Location: Steptoe - 10th Avenue Roundabout to Sherman Street/Hildebrand Blvd.
Cost: $11,365,000 

Project Description

Bob Olson Parkway will be a new five lane road constructed from Steptoe/10th Avenue Roundabout to Sherman Street; 15th Place from Bob Olson Parkway to Clodfelter, and the widening of Hildebrand Blvd. from Sherman Street to Grant Street with curb/gutter, sidewalk, streetlights and landscaping.  The project is scheduled to be completed by August of 2017.
This important new transportation corridor will connect the Southridge area with the Clearwater Business Park and provide an additional route linking US 395 to SR 240.  The project has been constructed in many phases and is the culmination of a long term effort by the City of Kennewick, in partnership with the City of Richland and the Washington State Department of Transportation.   


 The new Bob Olson Parkway will be opened to traffic on September 15, 2017.  From September 15th until early October, final landscaping work will be completed, causing minor lane closures but allowing for at least one lane of travel in each direction.

A grand opening ceremony will be scheduled in October as soon as we have a firm date for the completion of the landscaping work.