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Steptoe Street extension project gets new grant money

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- The City of Kennewick continues to make progress on their Steptoe Street extension project.

The City was just awarded a grant that will help pay for phase three of the construction project to create access between State Route 240 and Highway 395.

Construction on Phase Two is underway right now to extend Steptoe from Center Parkway to 4th Avenue. Crews hope to have that part completed by next March.

"This corridor when it's complete and even before it fully extends all the way to the Southridge area opens up access for the entire community and spurs economic development," said Evelyn Lusignan, City of Kennewick.

The grant for phase three totals 3.1 million dollars and the project will cost a total of 5.2 million dollars.

Phase Three of the Steptoe project is expected to be completed by fall of 2014.