Washington Way Complete Street Project
Online Open House
The City of Longview is on a mission to ensure our streets are safe, convenient, and accessible for everyone. In 2019, the Longview Complete Streets Ordinance was adopted by the City Council, wherein a “Complete Street" was defined as a street designed to be safe and accessible for all users, including motorists, motorcyclists, bicyclists, transit riders and vehicles, school buses and riders, freight vehicles, emergency service providers, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.
To help achieve this vision, a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan was developed in collaboration with a community advisory group, volunteers, residents, and City staff. The Longview City Council officially adopted the master plan in June 2022. A key goal of that plan includes the development of a robust bicycle and pedestrian network in Longview. Bicycling and walking are low-cost means and an active choice for transportation that improves an individual's health, disposable income, work & school performance, and community unity.
A critical first step in bringing this community vision to life is reimagining Washington Way—the main arterial street for the westside neighborhoods of Longview and one of the priority corridors in need of improvement identified in the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. With federal grant funding in the amount of $4,794,000 from the National Highway System Asset Management Program, this project aims to maximize the life expectancy of the roadway, improve active transportation options, increase safety and comfort, and reduce traffic incidents.
Your input on the proposed improvements is important to ensure this main route meets the needs of all users.
- Re-pave Washington Way from Larch St to 34th Avenue
- Re-stripe the street with considerations for bicycles and on-street parking access
- Upgrade sidewalk ramps to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Improve traffic signals and roadway reconfiguration at the intersection of 20th, Kessler, 30th and 32nd
The City contracted with engineering firm Mackay Sposito to provide engineering design services for the project.
- Summer - Fall 2022: Gather public input and identify design alternatives
- Winter 2023: Gather public input on design options and select preferred design
- Summer 2023: Begin construction
Get Involved & Stay Connected
The City of Longview is committed to understanding and balancing the needs of all community members. You can have a role in shaping the ultimate design.
- Take the survey now
Complete a brief survey to share your input on what considerations are most important to you as we reimagine Washington Way. Click here to access the survey or copy and paste the address (survey.sogosurvey.com/r/WAWayProject) directly into your browser.
- Join in person for an open house event
The first open house event happened on August 25, which drew more than 45 community members who shared their feedback on the preliminary design options. A second open house event is expected to take place in early 2023. More details will be available later this year.
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- Contact the project team directly
Send any questions or additional comments to the project team. WAWayProject@mylongview.com
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