SR 28 Sunset Highway Plan
In 2006 the Washington State Department of Transportation completed a corridor plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the SR 28 highway section from its junction with US 2/97 south to 9th Street NE in East Wenatchee.
The final plan officially replaces the decades-old "riverfront highway" proposal and now clears the way for widening the highway from 2 to 4 travel lanes, building a new interchange at US2/97 and Cascade Avenue, and improving city/county arterial street connectivity to help distribute traffic through the broader north-south corridor. Click on the document to the left to view the WSDOT project web page.
The EIS identifies seven stages of construction that began with the recent completion of the Eastmont Avenue extension that connected Badger Mountain Road and Eastmont Avenue north to SR 28, US 2/97 and the Odabashian Bridge over the Columbia River.
The state legislature is currently evaluating priorities for the upcoming 2016-17 state transportation budget along with the possibility of an additional "transportation package" of specific construction projects to be funded with a gas tax increase. Additional phases of the SR 28 Sunset Highway Plan will proceed when funding is allocated by the legislature.