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News Release
Friday Night Cruise Route
Friday Night Cruise Route
Temporary Road Closure in Richland for Cool Desert Nights (Photo) - 06/20/24

Please use extra caution while driving through central Richland this weekend due to the 30th Annual Cool Desert Nights Classic Car Cruise and Show n Shine festivities. 

On Friday, June 21, 2024, George Washington Way will be closed from Jadwin Avenue to Symons Street for approximately one hour. This closure spans two miles, offering spectators a scenic view of the cars from Downtown Richland to the Uptown Shopping Center. The cruise route will also temporarily close one block of Swift Boulevard, running from George Washington Way to Jadwin Avenue, and from Jadwin Avenue to Knight Street, completing a loop. Richland Police Officers and members of the local Jeep Club will be on hand to assist with traffic flow and pedestrian safety.

The cruise kicks off Friday, June 21, at 6:00 p.m. with staging starting at 4:00 p.m. in the Federal Building Parking Lot. It's not too late to register your car for the cruise; visit for more information.

On Saturday, June 22, 2024, George Washington Way will close from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. between Williams Boulevard and Symons Street to allow for safe pedestrian crossing between the Uptown Shopping Center and Jefferson Park. Festivities include a pancake breakfast, show n shine, music, merchants, and a Kids’ Zone. The Jadwin side of the Uptown Shopping Center will remain accessible during both events.  Detour routes will be posted.

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