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Yakima River Gateway project expected to be complete by end of summer

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WEST RICHLAND, WA - There is definitely some dirt moving on the Yakima River Gateway project. The West Richland revitilization has been in the making for a few years now. Today, we got an update on the $2.1 million project.

The project started off slowly because of this past winter, but they just so happen to be right on schedule. We spoke with the mayor of West Richland at the construction site today and he tells us he hopes this project will start a trend in West Richland. He also says he hopes it will show the community that the city is making an investment to modernize the area.

"We've got a lot of young families with children," said Mayor Brent Gerry. "Popular recreation all over the United States is biking, running, outdoors, and we want to be able to provide those types of amenities here in the city of West Richland."

The new entrance to the city will include a waterfront park, lighting for the bridge, 55 parking spots, and a boat launch. They say the project should be complete by the end of this summer.

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