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Allen Street Corridor Transportation Study – Share Your Feedback by Monday, December 18

The City of Kelso is working closely with WSDOT to study potential improvements to Allen Street that will improve safety and mobility. The study area includes the segment of Allen Street between South 8th Avenue and North 17th Avenue, portions of Minor Road and South Kelso Drive, and the I-5 freeway ramps associated with these segments.

At this point in the transportation study, the team has performed an analysis on corridor design alternatives in the area, and we are asking for input on proposed design options.

Through this online open house, we hope to:

  • Raise awareness about the project
  • Share proposed design alternatives
  • Identify preferred solutions to improve conditions and safety for all users
  • Receive public input about the design alternatives

How to use this online open house

To advance through this open house, scroll down to read each page, then click the “Next Page” button at the bottom, or select the tab you want at the top.

Press Release

Date: November 13, 2023
From: Mary Jane Melink, Executive Director,
The Health Care Foundation

The Health Care Foundation is accepting applications for 2024 Health Care Grants.
This is an annual program that awards grants to local non-profit organizations focused on providing
and promoting health care for members of our community. Last year The Health Care foundation
awarded over $440,000 to 12 different local agencies.

Now in their 40th year, the Foundation has awarded over $14 million in grants to organizations that
support their mission, “To promote the physical and mental health and healthcare of people living
within the service area of the Longview, Washington acute care hospital”.

To qualify, grant applications must operate under a current 501©(3) non-profit tax-exempt status
from the IRS. Grants are evaluated by The Health Care Foundation Board of Directors and award
decisions will be made by April 2024. Interested organizations must submit their completed grant
applications by January 31, 2024. The grant materials can be found on The Health Care Foundation
website at

For More information please contact: Mary Jane Melink, Executive Director
The Health Care Foundation
P.O. Box 308
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 423-3591


WA Way Project Fact Sheet 2022.08.05

Washington Way Complete Street Project

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. 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.

Proposed Improvements

• Re-pave Washington Way from Larch Street 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
Project Timeline
• 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

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.

Learn more & take the survey online
Visit the Online Open House and complete a brief survey to share your input.

Take the survey here!

Contact the project team directly
« (360) 442-5200

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