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Richland Arts Commission Discusses Artwork for Planned Duportail Roundabouts

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Planned roundabouts on Duportail Street Planned roundabouts on Duportail Street

RICHLAND, WA - The City of Richland Arts Commission held a meeting Wednesday night about the new roundabouts planned along Duportail Street.

Right Now the plan is to update Duportail Street and extend the road from Thayer Drive to Wellsian Way, then eventually link Duportail across the Yakima River to Queensgate Drive.

The two new roundabouts are planned for the intersection of Wright Avenue and Duportail Street and Thayer Drive and Duportail to help ease traffic once the road upgrades and extension are finished.

"Where we're at now is trying to figure out what the landscaping needs to be in those central islands and what the community wants for the landscaping in those central islands," says Jeff Peters, Transportation and Development Management with the City of Richland.

There are four different design plans that the city needs to choose from based on feedback from the community.

Construction work on Duportail Street could start sometime in 2016.

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