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Lower Valley road improvements receive approval

Tuesday morning, Yakima County commissioners voted to award a contract to Columbia Asphalt and Gravel Inc. of Yakima for work on several Lower Valley road improvement projects.

According to Yakima County officials, two bids were received for the improvements to Riverside Avenue, Penn Avenue and Willowcrest Drive.

The Riverside Avenue project includes paving about three-tenths of a mile of roadway, from Swan Road to the Sunnyside city limits. The project also includes installing concrete curbs and gutters. The Penn Avenue project includes paving a section of road from Mabton-Sunnyside Highway to Allen Road, as well as putting in concrete curbs, gutters, sidewalks and street lights. The Willowcrest Drive project includes asphalting the road surface.

The bid received from Columbia Asphalt of $847,645 was below the engineer's estimate of $854,745.

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