Temporary Dayton Street Transit Center Closure

Beginning tomorrow, June 17th, Dayton Street Transit Center will be temporarily closed as the City of Kennewick begins work to build a new Dayton Street Bridge over the canal. Buses will not be able to run on Dayton Street while construction is going on, so there will be a temporary transfer point located just to the east on Auburn Street, next to the Kennewick Senior Center (at the east end of Keewaydin Park). This temporary closure is schedule to run through the end of August, but there is a possibility it could run a couple of weeks into September if construction crews have any delays.

Below, I’ve made a made showing the temporary route detours for all routes that normally serve Dayton TC and how they will serve the transfer point on Auburn Street. (Note that Route 810 is not shown.)

Photo Credit: Zachary Ziegler Satellite Imagery: Google Maps

Photo Credit: Zachary Ziegler
Satellite Imagery: Google Maps

To further explain the details in the map above, I’ll list the detours for each route and the stops that’ll be missed as a result.

Route 41

Route: Heading inbound (eastbound), the bus will follow the regular route via 3rd Ave, Washington Street, 2nd Ave, and Auburn Street before stopping at the temporary transfer point. Heading outbound (westbound), the bus will continue south on Auburn Street, east on 7th Ave, north on Washington Street, and east on 3rd Ave to resume the regular route.

Stops: Heading inbound (eastbound), the bus will not serve the stops at 6th Ave/Auburn Street (former Kennewick School District offices, across from fire station) and 6th Ave/Dayton Street (city pool, across from Kennewick High School). Heading outbound (westbound), the bus will not serve the stops at 1st Ave/Auburn Street (Basin Department Store) and Washington Street/1st Ave (Circle K, across from Domino’s).

Route 42

Route: Heading inbound (eastbound), the bus will head east on 4th Ave and follow it down as it becomes Vineyard Drive and then 1st Ave, bypassing the usual turn onto Garfield Street. Continuing east on 1st Ave, the bus will turn right and head south on Auburn Street before stopping at the temporary transfer point. Heading outbound (westbound), the bus will continue south on Auburn Street, west on 6th Ave, north on Garfield Street, and west on Vineyard Drive to resume the regular route.

Stops: Heading inbound (eastbound), the bus will not serve the stops at Garfield Street/5th Ave (St. Joseph’s Church) and 6th Ave/Dayton Street (Kennewick High School). Heading outbound (westbound), the bus will not serve the stop at 1st Ave/Everett Street.

Route 47

Route: Heading inbound (eastbound), the bus will keep heading north on Garfield and follow it down to the corner of Vineyard Drive, bypassing the usual turn onto 6th Ave. Turning eastbound onto Vineyard Drive – 1st Ave, the bus will turn right and head south on Auburn Street before stopping at the temporary transfer point. Heading outbound (westbound), the bus will continue south on Auburn Street, west on 6th Ave, and then south on Garfield Street to resume the regular route.

Stops: Heading inbound (eastbound), the bus will not serve the stop at 6th Ave/Dayton Street (Kennewick High School). Heading outbound (westbound), the bus will not serve the stops at 1st Ave/Everett Street and Garfield Street/5th Ave (St. Joseph’s Church).

Route 48

Route: Heading inbound (eastbound), the bus will turn north from 10th Ave onto Garfield Street, then head north to the corner of Vineyard Drive. Turning eastbound onto Vineyard Drive – 1st Ave, the bus will turn right and head south on Auburn Street before stopping at the temporary transfer point. Heading outbound (westbound) the bus will continue south on Auburn Street and follow the regular route.

Stops: Heading inbound (eastbound), the bus will not serve the stop at Dayton Street/8th Ave (Columbia Industries, behind Trios Hospital). No stops are missed when heading outbound (westbound).

Route 160 Eastbound

Route: Heading inbound (from Three Rivers TC), the bus will keep heading east on Kennewick Ave and follow it down to the corner of Dayton Street, bypassing the usual turn onto Carmichael Drive. On Dayton Street, the bus will head south, then turn east onto 1st Ave, then turn south onto Auburn Street and follow it down to the temporary transfer point. Heading outbound (to Pasco), the bus will continue south on Auburn Street, east on 7th Ave, and north on Washington Street where it will resume the regular route north of 1st Ave.

Stops: Heading inbound (from Three Rivers TC), the bus will miss the stops at Garfield Street/5th Ave (St. Joseph’s Church) and 6th Ave/Dayton Street (Kennewick High School). Heading outbound (to Pasco), the bus will miss the stop at 1st Ave/Auburn Street (Basin Department Store), though it will still be served by the bus when heading inbound.

Route 160 Westbound

Route: Heading inbound (from Pasco), the bus will turn west from Washington Street onto 3rd Ave, then head south on Auburn Street to the temporary transfer point. Heading outbound (to Three Rivers TC), the bus will continue south on Auburn Street, west on 6th Ave, north on Garfield Street and continuing onto Carmichael Drive, and then west on Kennewick Ave to resume the regular route.

Stops: Heading inbound (from Pasco), the bus will miss the stops at Washington Street/1st Ave (Circle K, across from Domino’s) and Washington Street/5th Ave (former Washington Street Deli) and 6th Ave/Auburn Street (former Kennewick School District offices, across from fire station), though the last one will still be served by the bus when heading outbound. Heading outbound, the bus will miss the stops at Kennewick Ave/Dayton Street (across from Kennewick First United Methodist Church) and Kennewick Ave/Fruitland Street (across from Kennewick Flower Shop).

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Please note that any of these detours are subject to change.

For more information, please call Ben Franklin Transit at (509) 735-5100.

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