Plans to upgrade area around Yakima County Courthouse

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- Yakima County's moving forward with plans to upgrade the area surrounding the county courthouse. Now that big remodeling project is finished, the next step would add landscaping, replace sidewalks and add a security fence around the employee parking lot. Construction includes cutting the entrances in the south parking lot in half.

"It will cut down on some of the undesirable people walking through here," said Yakima County Courthouse employee, Carolyn Ehlis. "There are some questionable, sketchy people that come through here and sometimes it does get a little scary."

The project is expected to be completed in August.