The City of Longview is on a mission to ensure our streets are safe, convenient, and accessible for everyone. A critical 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.
After robust engagement with the Longview community and Longview Complete Streets Advisory Committee, City Council has selected a 3-lane roadway design with buffered bike lanes for Washington Way. Expected benefits of the new roadway reconfiguration include:
- Reduction of rear-end and left-turn crashes due to a new dedicated left-turn lane.
- Reduced right-angle crashes as side street motorists cross three versus four travel lanes.
- Fewer travel lanes for pedestrians to cross.
- Dedicated bicycle lanes with a buffer to provide a safe and comfortable facility for both recreational and commuter bicyclists.
- Traffic calming and more consistent speeds throughout the corridor.
- A more community-focused, Complete Streets environment that better accommodates the needs of all road users.
Learn more about the planned improvements at the Washington Way Complete Streets project website and join us Saturday, July 1 at Monticello Coffee House (1405 17th Avenue). Drop in any time between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to review the design, speak with project staff, and learn about construction considerations.