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Yakima County Teams Up With Kittitas to Improve Roads

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- In an effort to improve road conditions, Yakima County contracted Kittitas County for its paving needs this summer.

Officials estimate that Yakima County has hired private contractors to pave for at least the last 20 years. However, granite from recently paved roads has been coming loose and they are planning to re-evaluate the way the process is done.

When Yakima County begins its paving efforts in August, they will use machinery and workers from Kittitas County. They normally lay asphalt on 60 to 70 miles of road during a season, but they are only planning to do 20 to 30 miles this year. Once that is complete, the county will assess the project to see if its quality surpasses that of recent projects done by private contractors.

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