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Isaacs Ave. in Walla Walla closed to through traffic until early June

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WALLA WALLA, WA - Isaacs Avenue will be closed to through traffic from the intersection of North Rose Street to North Clinton Street, including the intersection of North Park Street and East Rose Street, beginning Wednesday, March 8th. There may be some lane closures Monday and Tuesday while workers implement traffic control signage.

The closure is expected to continue until early June. Detour routes include Sumach Street, Melrose Street, and Clinton Street. Emergency vehicles will not be able to pass through the work zone.

The Isaacs Avenue reconstruction project will address numerous safety issues. The collision rate on Isaacs Avenue is more than three times higher than on similar roadways in the state. Converting Isaacs to three lanes is expected to prevent almost 8 collisions each year. The addition of bike lanes and medians wil create safer conditions for Green Park Elementary and Whitman College students. Due to traffic signal improvements and the addition of left turn lanes, corridor travel times will also improve.

Crews will plant 46 trees in this portion of the Isaacs Avenue corridor. As a part of the project, 17 trees that are in poor condition or that interfere with construction will be trimmed or pruned, and 33 trees will be removed.

The total estimated cost of Phase I is $5.6 million, with about half of the cost covered by grants from the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board and the Department of Ecology.

For more project updates and road closure information, please visit the gowallawalla.us website.

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