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70 People Gathered In Richland To Express Their Opinions About The Duportail Bridge Project We

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RICHLAND, Wash. - About 70 people showed up to learn more about the Duportail Bridge Project in Richland Wednesday night.  

City leaders collected comments and opinions from people in the community.  The city is planning to build a bridge over the Yakima River connecting Duportail Street and State Route 240 with a four-lane highway.

There were mixed emotions Wednesday night from people who attended.

Some people told KNDU they are concerned about traffic problems, speeding, children playing in the area and pedestrians.  

Bob McKibbon lives on Duportail Street in Richland.  He is concerned about potential traffic problems.  He said, "I hope something can be worked out that is good for everyone.  We all have to work together. We all have to live together, but I just hope we don't have to destroy a good neighborhood to advance traffic flow."

The Richland Transportation Engineer said they're now going to look at all the comments and look at ways to improve the current plan.

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