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City of Yakima Unveils New Roundabout On Fair Avenue

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YAKIMA, WA.- The City of Yakima is constantly looking for ways to improve the city and Tuesday they officially completed the Fair Avenue roundabout project.


The new roundabout is the only one near the downtown area and the city says it serves as a new corridor that now connects Yakima to Terrace Heights and Fair Avenue to 40th Avenue.


It's the first project that will redevelop the 200 acres where the Cascade Sawmill Site used to sit. The city says this roadway has a lot of potential and they're hoping to see more and more businesses open up.

"It's a vibrant roadway and this will be the new roadway that will bring our community to the next level in it's future," Commissioner Mike Lieta said.  


Construction on the project began back in June; they spent $2.6 million completing the roundabout.