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Duportail Bridge Open House

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The City of Richland holds an open house tonight to get drivers up to speed on the new Duportail bridge.

     The bridge will start at duportail and the bypass highway and cross the Yakima river into South Richland.

      City engineer Steve Stairs says the 20 million dollar project will give commuters a third way in and out of the city. "Right now we have two really congested choke points, the George Washington Interchange and the Aaron-Wellsian Interchange. This will relieve some of the congestion there."

     But the city must still settle on a design of the new bridge.

     That's where you come in.

    Tonight city engineers will show you their concepts, answer your

questions and address any concerns you may have about the bridge.

The open house starts at six tonight in the cafeteria at Carmichael Middle School at 620 Thayer Drive.