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JUST ASK SHANE: New Stoplights on Steptoe Street

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KENNEWICK, WA - If you drove down Steptoe Street in Kennewick on Thursday, you probably noticed some construction work near the intersection with Center Parkway.  And you weren't alone.

Michael sent me an email saying, "What's going on at Steptoe and Center Parkway?  Lots of orange cones and construction workers."

We spoke with the city of Kennewick, and it turns out they're installing a new stoplight at the intersection.  It's the final part of Phase 2 of the Steptoe Street extension.  The project is a partnership between the cities of Kennewick and Richland.  They're splitting the costs of the installation, and the city of Kennewick will maintain the stoplights.  The total cost to install the stoplights is $250,000.  Engineers say the lights should be up and running in three to four weeks, maybe sooner.

The city says the public's response to the extension between Clearwater Avenue and Gage Boulevard has been very positive, and the traffic flow numbers have exceeded their initial expectations.   

Remember, if you've got a question about something going on in our community... send it my way.  You can reach me in the newsroom at (509) 737-6738, or send me an email at JustAskShane@nbcrightnow.com.