By Dale Brown
The Journal 

Pedestrian underpass in works


Last updated 1/24/2023 at 1:19pm

Dale Brown | The Journal

A pedestrian walkway is being planned to pass under the Interstate 90 bridge along state Highway 261.

RITZVILLE – At the Jan. 17 City Council meeting, Councilman Scott Yaeger announced that the state Department of Transportation is planning a pedestrian walkway underneath Interstate 90 and alongside state Highway 261.

The project will use funding from recently-passed "Complete Streets" legislation, he said..

In 2022, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 5974, the so-called "Move Ahead Washington" package changing Revised Code of Washington 47.24.060 to WSDOT to "incorporate the principles of complete streets with facilities that provide street access with all users in mind, including pede...

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