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Pasco to Replace Lewis St. Underpass with Overpass

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PASCO, Wash.- Pasco is planning to replace the seventy year old Lewis Street underpass.

Parts of the underpass are literally falling apart.

The City is announced that they'll replace the road with a new $17 million overpass, but right now, they don't have the money, in fact, they say it'll take them at least three years to find funding through a combination of the city, state and federal government.

"Hopefully about a three way split so that that $15, $16 million project is something that we can get enough help on that we can make it a reality, because the City simply doesn't have $15 million to spend on a project like that, it doesn't have $15 million period," said City Manager Gary Crutchfield. 

The overpass will be wider than the current road, which the City says is barely wide enough right now for cars' mirrors to miss, and have new space for sidewalks to get across the train tracks.