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4th Avenue celebrates completion

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KENNEWICK, Wash--  A celebration months in the making shut down a section of Fourth Avenue in Kennewick Thursday.

A ribbon cutting marked the end of a year long construction project.  About 2 miles of road were paved, dozens of lights put up, and room for sidewalks was made.  Local leaders say it'll be a welcomed improvement.

"I think the people that live up here are going to be happy because number 1, it's going to increase safety.  There's now sidewalks, bike lanes, a turn lane.  And it will also ease congestion," explains Don Britain, Kennewick City Council Member.

The project cost about $1.7 million.