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Pasco City Council Considering One-Way Downtown Streets

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PASCO, Wash. - The Pasco City Council is considering some changes to several downtown streets.

Both Lewis Street and Clark Street will see those changes once the Lewis Street railroad overpass construction begins.

Funding for that project is still not available but plans are moving forward. The change is designed to make traffic in downtown Pasco flow more efficiently

Once construction begins, the city's Development Department says they want to make other improvements to the street-scape downtown.

"So we'll be working with the downtown Pasco development authority and the business owners downtown to try to come up with something that alleviates concerns they have and takes into account maybe some ideas they may have," said Pasco Economic Development Director, Rick White.

The city has secured some state and federal funds for the one-way street project but is still working on getting the $30 million needed for the overpass.

The plan is for Lewis Street to run east and Clark Street will run west. This will add more parking on both sides of the street.