Dozens of people packed into the HAPO Business Complex in Kennewick Wednesday to get a look at plans to make Clearwater Avenue safer.
KENNEWICK, WA - Dozens of people packed into the HAPO Business Complex in Kennewick Wednesday to get a look at plans to make Clearwater Avenue safer.
Clearwater is a high-traffic street with plenty of safety concerns. Nearly two years ago, the City of Kennewick earned a federal grant worth $1.2 million to help pay for improvements on the 5.5 mile stretch of Clearwater from Leslie Road to Highway 395.
The city wants to keep Clearwater busy, just safer.
"Pedestrians and children crossing the street, business owners and residents all rely on Clearwater to be a thriving economic corridor and we need to get people through Clearwater safely to Clearwater businesses and keep them safe while they're on the corridor," said Public Involvement Facilitator Lisa Schauer.
Schauer says some of the proposed plans would focus on safety improvements on Clearwater between Huntington Street and Highway 395m including better cross access roads and widening Clearwater leading up to Highway 395.
Another plan would mark a cross walk and add a raised median at Arthur Street and Clearwater Avenue.
All 13 plans will head to the city council. The first project could start construction in spring 2015.