George Washington Way Summer Road Work Project
The City of Richland is preparing for a road work project on George Washington Way that should last move of the summer.
The project will begin at Jadwin Avenue and travel up a mile to Guyer Avenue.
Crews will work on repaving the roadway, fixing some of the sidewalks and planting trees along George Washington Way.
The road work is expected to add some traffic despite the city's focus to keep the work limited to nights and weekends.
Darin Warnick, Owner of Greenie's, relies on customers getting to his store on George Washington Way for his important summer business.
"You can look worst case scenario and see just your sales fall off the face of the earth and no one can get here and traffic's terrible," Warnick said. "I don't anticipate that, but it could have a big impact."
The $1 million project is part of Richland's annual road project season that focuses on fixing roads before they get too bad to fix.
The Public Works Department said restrictions will be put on the project so there is no added traffic during events like Cool Summer Nights.