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New Pathway Under Construction in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Organizers say a new pathway under construction in Yakima will help people get around better.

Crews started work on the Walter Ortman Parkway this week.

Parks and Recreation officials say the $200,000 project will connect already existing walkways and should give local kids a safe area to walk to school.

"It's a great connector from our already established canal pathway to the William O. Douglas Trail. And so with grant money we're able to put this in and no tax dollars were used," said Parks and Rec Manager, Ken Wilkinson.

The pathway is located in the north central area of Yakima, primarily along Willow Street near Fifth Avenue.

Crews should have work done sometime in May.