Larger traffic lights & more wheelchair ramps will be added in Yakima

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima is moving forward with plans to add larger traffic lights and more wheelchair ramps around the city. The city will start taking bids next April. Work will be done on Lincoln Avenue between North 32nd and Fifth Avenues. The project also includes 16th Avenue between Nob Hill Boulevard and River Road. Bigger traffic signals will make it safer for drivers in hopes of preventing accidents.

"I think that there will be less accidents because now our population is aging as we go and a lot of them need bigger lights and bigger streets," said Andrea Wright.

A federal highway grant worth $840,000 will pay for it. Construction should start next year.