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Restoration of I-82 between Granger, Grandview begins in April

Motorists who frequent the eastbound lanes of I-82 between Granger and West Grandview can expect some delays in the next six months.

Though the road conditions have been in long need of repair, funds to fix the deteriorating road conditions on I-82 have been elusive. But thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed in 2009, the project is ready to commence.

The Washington State Department of Transportation awarded the contract to the Penhall Company of Rogers, Minnesota on March 1.

With an expected cost of $5.5 million, this project is projected to support 55 new design and construction jobs in the Yakima Valley.

The construction goals of this renovation are to secure the structural integrity, extend the pavement's life span, create a smoother roadway and improve various safety features such as signs and striping.

Further information on funding and project details can be found under the projects section on the Washington State Department of Transportation website at www.wsdot.wa.gov.

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