Streets

Streets System

  • City of West Richland Streets Map (PDF) updated January 30, 2020.
  • The City's transportation system consists of 86.9 lane miles of paved streets, five miles of improved pathways and trails, six miles of bicycle lanes, one round-a-bout, and two traffic signals.

Street Sweeping

Sweeping is accomplished by the use of two street sweepers owned by the City. Sand clean-up from snow and ice control becomes a top priority once the final snowmelt occurs in early spring. Once sand removal is completed sweeper operators begin regular sweeping routes. Fall leaf cleanup is completed in areas with storm drainage issues on an as-needed basis as well as areas that leaf build-up causes traffic hazards. Citizens are advised not to sweep leaves from their yards into the roadway. Another area street sweeping is utilized is when accidents or material spills occur. These clean-up efforts take priority over all other assignments. Lastly, the street sweeper may be used to assist in the removal of rainwater to prevent possible flooding.

Traffic Counts

  • Traffic Count Summary (PDF) - Updated November 2019
  • If you have trouble finding what you are looking for please contact the Public Works Department

Snow Removal

The following links will take you to the City of West Richland's current Snow Removal and the Deicer maps for the City. If you have any questions or would like to report a hazardous roadway or intersection please contact 509-967-5434 any time of the day or night.

School Zones

The City has added additional school zone lights at Wiley Elementary, Tapteal Elementary, and Enterprise Middle School. The additional lights alert vehicles entering school zones from side streets they are entering an active school zone. The City choose a "green" approacSpeed Limit 20h by installing solar-powered lights at Enterprise to reduce construction and long-term costs while doing our part to help conserve electricity.

The School Zone flashers are used to draw attention to school sign signs during times when school children are present and the 20 mph speed limit is being enforced. Please use extra caution when driving through school zones. Below are programmed times for elementary and middle schools. Vehicles stopped for speeding in a school zone during flash time may be cited. The speed limit on all roads when not flashing is 25 mph unless otherwise posted.

Learn more about West Richland School Zone Flash Times online.

Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The City of West Richland, as required by state law and in coordination with other local and regional agencies, uses the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) as a planning tool to identify the expenditure of funds to improve City transportation facilities. Although this is not a budget document, budgets are prepared using the information contained in this document. 

The TIP is prepared in late spring of each year and is adopted by City Council after a public hearing. State law requires that the City adopt the TIP prior to July 1st of each year to support the eventual adoption of a state-wide TIP, or STIP, at the beginning of each year. The TIP uses a state-developed form to represent information about each project proposed by the City.

Each project in the TIP has a brief explanation of the needed improvements, sources of funding, project cost, phasing and schedule. As needs change throughout the street network and as funds become available, projects listed in the TIP change. Occasionally throughout the year, the City's TIP may be amended. This is typically done when unanticipated grant funds become available to fund a project. It could also be done to add or remove a project or change the scope of a project.

Many of the projects listed are grant-dependent. If grants for those projects are not received, the project will be delayed until funding becomes available. Once funds become available, projects will be listed in the appropriate budgeting documents.

2022-2027 Six-Year Transportation Plan