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16th Avenue construction goes on, and on

YAKIMA, Wash --  The River Road Construction project is eight to ten weeks behind schedule, according to engineers for the City of Yakima.

They blame telephone and power lines that need to be moved. The slow pace of the project is hurting local businesses, who have dealt with loose gravel, closed roads and dust all year.

The project also includes a new, safer intersection which will add signal lights and turning lanes.    

"This is a very dangerous intersection," said Ron Hudson, of Betterall Auto Sale. "So that will be good once its done. But I wish they would get it done."  

The project was supposed to wrap up early this fall, but is being pushed until November.