State Route 397, I-82/US-395 to I-182/US-12/US-395

 

MP: 0

Location: SR 397 and I-82, Benton Cty

SR 397 begins down here now at I-82 and has since 2009. The road still isn’t signed as 397 though, but is well signed as the Truck Route to Finley Industrial.

MP: 3.09

Location: SR 397 and Olympia St, Benton Cty

“Reassurance shield” as we pass Olympia St, a turnoff into Kennewick.

AMP: 7.24

Location: SR 397 and 9 Mile Canyon Rd, Benton Cty

Stay straight for the industrial complex as the Columbia River comes into view.

MP: 8.37

Location: SR 397 and Finley Rd, Benton Cty

Stay straight for Finley Industrial. SR 397 takes the Finley Rd designation.

MP: 9.59

Location: Finley Rd and Riek Rd, Benton Cty

At this intersection, Finley Rd splits and 397 turns into Riek Rd. The road will turn into Piert Rd about a half mile later.

MP: 10

Location: Riek Rd and Piert Rd, Benton Cty

At this corner, we’ll approach Piert Rd and the old southern terminus of 397. Signage resumes shortly thereafter.

MP: 11

Location: Piert Rd and Chemical Dr, Benton Cty

As we approach Chemical Drive, turn left for SR 397.

MP: 11.11

Location: Chemical Dr and Piert Rd, Benton Cty

Reassurance shield after the turn.

MP: 13.62

Location: SR 397 and Bowles Rd, Benton Cty

Reassurance shield a couple miles later as we make our way towards Kennewick.

MP: 17.02

Location: SR 397 and 3rd Ave, Kennewick

Reassurance shield a few miles later as we enter Kennewick

MP: 17.92

Location: SR 397 and Columbia Dr, Kennewick

Reassurance shield as we get ready to cross the Columbia River into Pasco.

MP: 18.58

Location: SR 397 and Washington St, Pasco

Welcome to Pasco!

AMP: 18.73

Location: 10th Ave and Ainsworth St, Pasco

At Ainsworth St, 397 turns right.

MP: 18.9

Location: Ainsworth St and 7th Ln, Pasco

Reassurance shield after the turn.

AMP: 19.77

Location: Ainsworth St and Oregon St, Pasco

At the next intersection, turn left to stay on 397.

AMP: 19.81

Location: Ainsworth St and Oregon St, Pasco

Turn left for 397 to head up to the big highways.

MP: 20

Location: Oregon St and Ainsworth St, Pasco

Reassurance shield after the turn

AMP: 20.52

Location: Oregon Ave and A St, Pasco

Reassurance shield a few blocks later as we pass through an industrial part of Pasco.

MP: 22.11

Location: Oregon St and I-182, Pasco

A mile or so later, we’ll approach I-182 and US 12. Follow 12 east to Walla Walla and Lewiston, ID. Follow I-182 and US 12 west (and US 395 south) to Richland. This is also I-182′s eastern terminus.

 MP: 22.24

Location: Oregon St and I-182, Pasco

SR 397 ends here.

MP: 22.31

Location: Oregon St and US 395, Pasco

Keep left for I-182/US 12 west and unmarked US 395 south towards Richland. Stay straight for US 395 north, which continues as a freeway up to Spokane.

 E to US-12W to US-395

 E to I-182W to US-395

 N to SR 17S to I-182/US-12

 E to SR 14, W to US-395

 N to I-82, S to SR 14

Historic Southbound Routing (Before Extension from Piert Rd to I-82): Last photographed May 2008

MP: 11.23

Location: US-12 and N Oregon Ave, Pasco

Straight for SR 397

MP: 11.07

Location: I-182 and Oregon Ave, Pasco

First reassurance shield as inbound I-182 traffic comes in

MP: 10.24

Location: E Broadway St and N Oregon Ave, Pasco

Reassurance shield as we enter Pasco

MP: 9.85

Location: E Lewis St and S Oregon Ave, Pasco

Another reassurance shield on one of the best signed highways in the state of Washington

MP: 9.38

Location: E A St and S Oregon Ave, Pasco

Yet another reassurance shield

MP: 8.92

Location: E Ainsworth St and S Oregon Ave, Pasco

Turn right to get onto Ainsworth St and head into Kennewick

MP : 8.74

Location: E Ainsworth St and S Oregon Ave, Pasco

Reassurance shield after the turn

MP: 7.72

Location: E Ainsworth St and S 10th Ave, Pasco

Turn left to cross the Columbia River into Kennewick, and then head to Finley

MP: 7.67

Location: E Ainsworth Ave and S 10th Ave, Pasco

Reassurance shield as we go over a beautiful suspension bridge

MP: 6.93

Location: E Columbia Dr and N Gum St, Kennewick

Continue striaght on 397 or turn right on Columbia and drive through Kennewick to SR 240 and US-395

MP: 6.46

Location: E 1st Ave and S Gum St, Kennewick

Reassurance shield as we head out of Kennewick and the Tri-Cities

MP: 4.66

Location: E Finley Rd and Chemical Dr, Finley

Reassurance shield as we enter Finley

MP: .07

Location: Piert Rd and Chemical Dr, Finley

END SR 397 in Finley