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2 new stop lights to help traffic in Selah

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SELAH, Wash.-- The Department of Transportation is hoping traffic congestion down First St. will improve with the addition of 2 new traffic signals in Selah.

The signals are located on Wenas Rd. at Fremont and Naches. If all goes as planned they should be operational by next weekend.

A project engineer says these new lights will help with traffic and safety once the widening of Wenas Rd. is complete.
Owners of Royalty Interiors in Selah say traffic on Naches can be a real problem for them and their costumers.

"I believe with the new street going in and the lights, we're probably going to see a lot less bumper to bumper traffic through the front of our store. I think it's going to really improve things," said Kessler.

The DOT says that once construction is complete, trucks which normally take First St. through town, will now be able to take Wenas alleviating a lot of traffic.

The Kessler's say they can't wait. They say with less truck traffic it will make it easier for their customers to get to the store.

The construction on Wenas Rd. should be completed by fall of this year.