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Old 04-16-2010, 10:12 AM
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Choosing A New Route in Nile Valley

Story Published: Apr 15, 2010 at 5:43 PM PDT

By Melissa Wagner
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Nile Valley - Six-months after a landslide wiped out part of state route-410 there still isn't a permanent fix. A temporary road was quickly put in place but final plans may be up to the people who live there in the Nile Valley.

KIMA learned what those options are and neighbors are already driving home their opinion.

Pam Remley said, " All traffic goes past my home right now."

Remley may not have lost her home in the Landslide, but she has lost her privacy.
And that's something she'd like to change. The department of transportation wants her opinion, as well as yours, on just where state route 410 should find its permanent home.

" One option is to keep the roadway on the currant alignment," said Brian White with the Washington Department of Transportation.

Two other options have it going in front of the landslide area, where the old 410 used to be. Or up and over the landslide area.

Pam would be happy with either one of those options, " Either to go around it, or up and over it definitely would benefit my household."

And that doesn't surprise the D-O-T

White said, " We can't forget there's social economic impacts with leaving the road where it is right now with a lot of the residents."

Not only is there more traffic on this road now and in this area, but this used to be a dirt road, where Pam says kids used to cross and go to friends houses without concern or worry. They also used to be able to ride their horses down this way. She'd love to see that happen again.

But she also knows it could get worse, before it the D-O-T can make it better.

" Once that pass opens there's going to be a ton more traffic and we'll just have to wait and see, because we don't know what that is like yet," said Remley.

And it's something she'll have to live with for at least another two years. New construction won't even start until the spring of 2012. But once they decide where 410 will end up, it will go up pretty fast.

White said, " Depending on how fast the contractor wants to do it, I believe it could be done by the summer of 2012."
Clay Graham

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Old 04-16-2010, 06:45 PM
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