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State Rep. Maureen Walsh, R-College Place, holds up one of the pieces of a ribbon which was cut Thursday during a ceremony to celebrate the latest phase of widening U.S. Highway 12. Federal, state and local officials gathered at the Myra Road underpass to mark the near-completion of the $24 million project, which runs from Walla Walla to the vicinity of Frenchtown. (July 8, 2010)

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Officials herald latest phase of US 12

The widening project is near the halfway point, with 18 miles of highway from Walla Walla to Tri-Cities now four lanes and 21 miles left to go.

WALLA WALLA -- The latest effort to widen U.S. Highway 12 was officially welcomed Thursday.


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