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Richland Opens Up Thayer Drive

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RICHLAND, Wash. - Thayer Drive is now back open for Richland drivers. Now you don't have to go all the way to Richland High School to get to Wellsian Way when you get off the Wellsian Way exit.

The city reopened Thayer Drive so you can back and forth onto Wellsian Way without an extra commute. But city has even bigger plans brewing for this area.

Next year the city will cut through Lawless Park and connect Thayer to the loop at the Fred Meyer development.

The city said that will eliminate the need to connect the Thayer and Aaron Drive. The city will permanently close that intersection, but will not begin that project until mid 2007.