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Public Input Wanted Wednesday Night Concerning The Duportail Bridge Project

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RICHLAND, Wash. - Richland City leaders want to know what you think about the idea of another bridge over the Yakima River connecting two parts of Richland.  

The Duportail Bridge Project would have a four lane highway connecting two growing parts of the city. 

Engineers said it would significantly cut down on congestion throughout the city and help with growth of downtown Richland.

Transportation Engineer Steve Stairs said raising money to build the bridge is one of the main concerns.  He said the funds would come from the city, state and federal government. He said, "They allocate the money and we are hoping to be in line and they will allocate it to us."

The meeting scheduled for Wednesday night will give the public a chance to look at the design and give input.

There will be information about the design plans, effects on traffic and how this will effect the environment and river.

The meeting is Wednesday night from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Carmichael Middle School at 620 Thayer Drive.

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