City plan to fix Rose Street moves ahead

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WALLA WALLA — City officials are moving ahead with a plan to use sales-tax revenues to fix Rose Street.

On Wednesday, City Council unanimously approved adding $200,000 to the city’s budget for Rose Street improvements, with $50,000 going to fund a design study how best to make those repairs.

The funds come from the voter-approved 0.2 percentage point sales tax hike that kicked in this July.

The $200,000 represents the first three months of the sale tax collected, and a full year should net the city close a million for road improvements, city finance manager Jean Teasdale said.

City officials said Rose Street was one of the top improvement requests on a recent city survey.

The project will most likely be broken down over two years, with the first phase taking place between 13th Avenue and Myra road.

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