Tri-Cities Worst Intersection to Get Much-Needed Safety Facelift?
Just a couple of days ago, we saw a three-car crash at Gage and Steptoe. Also, sadly, two people died there recently when they got slammed by a drunk driver.
City Plans improvements at Gage and Steptoe
The City of .Kennewick has the plan, and apparently the funding, and now they are seeking public input about proposed changes and improvements at one of the worst intersections in our area, Gage and Steptoe.
Traffic safety data shows about 1 in every 8 significant accidents occur here.
A public open house will be held at Sunset View Elementary school, Wednesday, May 4th, from 5-7 PM. The public is invited to come to see what's in store to improve the intersection, and they can give input as well. Here's what the City has to say about the project:
"The project will construct double left turn lanes and single right turn lanes on all approaches (where not existing). Additional work includes improving signal operations and turning movements, updating ADA ramps, and upgrading lighting. A grant through Benton Franklin Council of Governments and the Federal Highway Administration has awarded funding to the City to acquire right-of-way, provide design engineering and construction for these improvements."
Property owners, stakeholders, and citizens are encouraged to attend to voice their opinions and get information.
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