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Construction complete on Keene Road Bridge

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September 27, 2012 -

RICHLAND, Wash. - Good news if you're sick of the construction on the Keene road bridge; crews are wrapping up the work on Thursday night.

Thursday morning, city and transportation officials held a ceremony to open the new bridge. This is the end of the 13 year, multiple phase, Keene Road Corridor project in Richland and West Richland.

State dignitaries and the Transportation Improvement Board say it's a major step to support the growing area.

"This was very obvious in the Keene corridor," Stevan Gorcester, the Executive Director of the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board said, "not only could you feel it as a driver, but you could just see there was something missing."

Richland Mayor, John Fox added, "It's a key link in connecting Kennewick, Columbia Center area clear out to West Richland, and the Red Mountain area, which will be a future development for the decades to come."

The next major road construction project in the Tri-Cities is scheduled for next summer, connecting Gage Boulevard to Columbia Center Boulevard.