Saying that this is another step in the revitalization of downtown Longview, Senator Patty Murray joined with county and city officials in helping to officially break ground on the Downtown Corridor Improvements Project on Commerce Avenue. Murray says that this project could really serve as a catalyst.
Work on the three blocks of Commerce going from Broadway to Washington Way has already commenced, and will go until the end of the year. The $2 million project will replace the sidewalks, improved ADA accessibility, and will also replace all of the street trees to improve sight lines. New historic-looking “acorn” street lights will be installed, along with rain gardens and other measures to help with stormwater management. To improve business access during construction, Commerce will be converted to one northbound lane between Broadway and Vandercook, with access maintained through the construction area, along with on-street diagonal parking. Get more details and updates on the project by going to the City of Longview website.