The streets of Toppenish are slated to receive over $2 million worth of improvements. News partner KIMA Action News reports the goal is to improve safety, visibility and accessibility. The first phase of work will be centered around Dayton Avenue and Beech Street. Nearby are dozens of homes and three schools. The plan is to add streetlights and widen streets and sidewalks as well as improve student pathways between schools and cross walks. The beginning phase will cost about $1.15 million. The city is submitting a request for a $1 million state grant to cover the majority of the work. Toppenish Public Works officials say the wider streets and sidewalks will make it easier to park near busy schools. The city says it plans to finalize plans this spring.

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