West Powerhouse Road in Yakima is popular with thousands of drivers in Yakima and now the city, county and state want to know where you think improvements should be made. But the changes aren't just planned for drivers.


West Powerhouse Road parallels US Highway 12 and is used as a connector to Gleed, Naches and Yakima to west Yakima shopping centers and many agricultural areas. Thousands of vehicles use to the road every week. Now the Yakima Valley Conference of Governments, City of Yakima, Yakima County and Washington State Department of Transportation are conducting a corridor study looking for areas on the road that need improvement. Officials say the improvements won't just be for vehicles. The improvements are also aimed at walkers and bicycle riders as the area grows and develops. Everyone in the community is urged to take the survey to identify areas of concern and improvements.


The survey is open until Thursday, July 15. After the survey is taken officials will create a list of prioritized ideas and solutions. Once that list has been created another survey will be available for you to comment again.
You can take the survey by clicking the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XPVHPF2

If you don't have access to the internet city officials say free WiFi access is available at two locations if you who want to take the online survey. The locations are the Yakima Library, 107 N. Third Street and the West Valley Library, 223 S. 72nd Ave.Yakima city bus lines are available if you need a ride to the web access sites.

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