The State Department of Transportation is holding an open house next week to explain and help answer questions and concerns about work underway to improve access to I-82 in South Union Gap. The open house is planned for May 9 at Union Gap School to explain the project. The  I-82 South Union Gap open house will be held  5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The school is located at 3201 4th Street in Union Gap.
Work continues in south Union Gap and some closures are expected later this summer. DOT officials say in a news release "nighttime closures are planned in June on Interstate 82 between the Valley Mall Boulevard and South Union Gap exits. A full 30-day closure of this section is planned in July and August. During the highway closures, a signed detour will direct travelers through Union Gap. Officials say however businesses and homes, including those near Fullbright Park and Leisure Hill Drive, will remain accessible.
The work underway will improve access to and from I-82 and Union Gap, provide efficient connections to local roads, and improve traffic flow."