From the Olympian
OLYMPIA - A proposal to widen a two-lane stretch of a west-side artery has been affirmed, one year after some officials questioned whether it was "too much pavement too soon."
The City Council on Tuesday night approved a $6.6 million plan to add two more vehicle lanes to Harrison Avenue between Yauger Way and Kaiser Road. Left-turn lanes, bike lanes, sidewalks and landscaping are included.
The decision comes amid warnings from traffic engineers and an independent consultant of growing congestion that no traffic signal or roundabout will cure. More cars are on the way, especially with 840 new homes proposed off the corridor and 1,470 in the application stage.
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