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Pavement Preservation Project Begins in South Richland (Photo) - 07/30/20

The City of Richland Richland’s Pavement Preservation Program begins in south Richland next week. The microsurfacing project will require brief, single-lane closures on parts of Leslie Road, Keene Road, and Gage Boulevard.

Starting Sunday, August 2, crews will work through the night, from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., to remove striping and to prepare the roadway for microsurfacing. The following streets will experience lane reductions during the preparation

•           Leslie Road, from Gage Boulevard, south to Meadow Hills Drive.

•           Keene Road, from Englewood Drive to Gage Boulevard.

•           Gage Boulevard, from Keene to west of Steptoe.

In addition, the intersection of Gage Boulevard and Keene Road will be refigured and restriped to include a bicycle lane. Motorists are encouraged to use extra caution and be aware of this new configuration.

Travel lanes will be reduced again during the surface treatment application including brief (10-15 minute) partial intersection closures.

At all times, please use caution, allow extra time for travel, and obey traffic signs and flaggers. If possible, use an alternative route during the week of the microsurfacing.

Microsurfacing is a mixture of fine aggregate, emulsified asphalt, and chemical additives. This preventative maintenance extends the life of existing asphalt while sealing it from the harmful effects of water penetration and the sun.

For more information, please see www.ci.richland.wa.us/smootherstreets.

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Richland Hosts Drive-Thru Face Covering Event (Photo) - 07/17/20

Benton County Emergency Management has provided the City of Richland with 1,500 reusable face coverings. The City Manager has directed staff to make these face coverings available for community distribution.

The City of Richland, in partnership with the Richland Police Department and Richland Fire & Emergency Services, will be hosting a drive-thru face-covering distribution event on Saturday, July 18, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at 871 George Washington Way in Richland. The reusable face coverings are available to all citizens while supplies last. Citizens are required to remain in their vehicles and staff will be wearing appropriate personal protective equipment for distribution.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Dr. Amy Person, our local Health Officer, have both issued face covering directives in our community. Citizens are required to wear them while in public to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

For more information, visit ci.richland.wa.us/covid-19.

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