Alternative Bus Routes for Delayed Dayton Bridge Construction

[Kennewick, WA] – Staff from the Kennewick School District and the City of Kennewick developed a plan to route school buses through Keewaydin Park for the morning and afternoon routes.

Access through Keewaydin Park is being made temporarily available for bus routes only.

This alternative was tested and found to be a safe and efficient access for Kennewick School District bus routes while the Dayton St. Bridge remains closed for construction. For students, this means that their normal school bus drop off and pick up zones do not have to be temporarily relocated. Normal parent drop off areas will also remain accessible.

“We sincerely appreciate our partnership with the Kennewick School District in reviewing solutions to minimize the impacts of this closure,” said Marie Mosley, City Manager.

The City of Kennewick has also worked with the contractor on solutions to reduce the delay in opening the bridge.

All drivers are encouraged to be patient and reminded to drive slowly in all school zones for their safety and student safety.