George Washington and Lee intersection to close

The intersection of Lee Boulevard and George Washington Way in Richland will close Friday at 2 p.m. for utility, drainage and resurfacing improvements.

The intersection will be closed through the weekend and re-open by 5 a.m. Monday.

The closure will not affect the Richland farmers market, and businesses in the area will remain open and accessible.

Road crews will work 24 hours a day to complete the improvements on the intersection, according to a release from the city of Richland on Wednesday.

Until the intersection re-opens, northbound vehicles will detour off George Washington Way onto Jadwin Avenue. Southbound vehicles will detour at Swift Boulevard, Newton or Knight streets.

To find updates on the intersection improvements and the George Washington Way Road Project, go to ci.richland.wa.us and click the "GWWay Overlay Project" link.