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16th & Washington construction moving forward

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Workers are now fairly certain they'll finish construction on the 16th Avenue and Washington intersection by the end of October.

We previously told you construction was held up because workers were waiting for the stoplight poles to come in. Now, they have the poles up.

They're widening the intersection because of an increase in traffic over the years. The city says the new stoplights should be more efficient at moving people through the intersection than before.

Once they complete the light system and haul the old traffic signals out they can pave the road and finally finish work on the intersection.

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