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MLK Blvd. Will Get Artistic Overhaul Once Construction Finishes

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 YAKIMA, WA. -- Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard has been under construction for some time now.


When it is finally finished, it will get a nice artistic touch. The Yakima Arts Commission is heading an arts project for the overpass that will begin as soon as construction is complete in the fall.


Drivers will ride right underneath the art that will resemble fruit bins and will be lit up at night. One cool feature of the artwork is that it will flicker with different colored lights whenever a train passes through.


"This is a piece that was designed specifically for Yakima," John Baule said. "And it's really one of those pieces that couldn't go anywhere else and have the same meaning that it does here."


The project is part of a mandated project by the state. The city will spend around $300,000 on the art installation.

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