Streets & Traffic
The City of Selah has approximately 29 miles of streets, the majority of which (28 miles) are paved with asphalt. The length and type of surfacing of all streets within the City are shown on the Capital Improvement Program – Streets Inventory table in the Appendix. The bridge crossing over the Yakima River on Harrison Road and the highway overpass south of Selah are located on state highways and, therefore, are inventoried and maintained by the Washington State Department of Transportation. South First Street (SR 823; 1.8 miles) is maintained by the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Included in the roadway system is the City’s storm drainage system. The concrete curb and gutters or roadside ditches and culverts control surface drainage. When roadway improvements are made, the associated drainage facilities are evaluated and the necessary improvements are incorporated into the street project. Additional information related to the storm drainage system is provided later in this plan.
Goodlander Road Closure
Project Title: East Goodlander Road (North First Street to North Wenas Road)
The proposed improvements consist of the total reconstruction of East Goodlander Road, approximately 2,000 feet long. The project portion of East Goodlander Road is between North First Street and North Wenas Road (SR-823). The reconstructed roadway will be a 37-foot wide, three-lane roadway (two 12-foot wide travel lanes and a 13-foot wide center turn lane) in order to improve the safety to all modes of transportation (vehicles, trucks, school buses, pedestrians, and bicyclists). The project will include new curb and gutters, a new 10-foot wide sidewalk (south side) and a 5 foot sidewalk on the (north side), new handicap ramps at intersections, new storm drainage facilities, and a new illumination system. Water and sewer service lines were stubbed out in 2015. The project is scheduled to start on August 26, 2019 and has a 70 day construction time frame.
What is the intended outcome & benefit?
Completion of this project will eliminate narrow rough lanes, improve turning radius onto State Route 823 and into a sports complex and high school parking areas. East Goodlander Road serves as an important farm-to-market route, carrying goods from the orchards to the fruit processors and warehouses in Selah’s industrial area. City transit and school buses use East Goodlander Road as well. East Goodlander Road serves as access for the parking lots for Selah High School and Carlon Park. Both of these facilities draw large volumes of vehicle and foot traffic for football, softball, tennis and hardball games and tournaments.
Starting August 2019
Ending November 2019