New Road To Travel: Hanford Expressway To Open Wednesday

Valley drivers will have another way to head east starting Wednesday - on the newly expanded Hanford Expressway.

After four years, Caltrans says it will open the two new eastbound traffic lanes of State Route 198 between Highway 99 and Highway 43 starting late Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.

Caltrans says the westbound lanes should be open within two weeks.

The project to convert roughly 10 miles of Highway 198 from two to four lanes cost about $60 million.