Chamber seeks more crosswalks in city


The chamber of commerce has asked the state Department of Transportation and the city of Grand Coulee to consider adding a couple of crosswalks on Midway Avenue.

Chamber Vice President Bob Valen made the request to the DOT and to city hall and it came before the city council at its last meeting.

Valen said this week that two businesses on Midway, Jess Ford and Coulee Hardware, have expanded their activity to places across the highway and have employees going back and forth. There are no crosswalks at either location.

Valen said that he has heard back from the DOT and an official there indicated that his department would look into the problem.

The city also indicated it would look into the crosswalk idea and referred it to a council committee.

Jess Ford has a vehicle detail shop and used car lot across from its headquarters building and Coulee Hardware has building materials and their U-Haul parking across from its store.

Valen also mentioned the need for crosswalks at the Four Corners intersection and across Federal Avenue at Midway where a community trail crosses the street.

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