Pasco City Council will consider on Feb. 13 suggested improvements to the Road 68 corridor after reviewing the results of a six-month corridor study.
The study identified current conditions on Road 68 between Powerline and Argent roads and Burden Boulevard between roads 60 and 68 and came up with suggestions to improve safety and accommodate growth.
One suggested project involves changing the westbound Burden Boulevard lanes at Road 68 to two left-turn lanes, one through lane and one right-turn lane, said Ahmad Qayoumi, city public works director, during a workshop meeting this week.
Currently, there is one dedicated left- and right-turn lane each and two through lanes, one that allows right turns and one that allows left turns.
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That would allow some westbound and eastbound traffic to go through the intersection at the same time and would increase efficiency, he said.
And re-striping Burden Boulevard would allow left turns into businesses where the option does not currently exist, he said.
Also discussed at the workshop was increasing swimming lessons fees this year from $15 to $20 a session.
The increase would help the city recover the expense of providing lessons, said Rick Terway, city administrative and community services director.
The non-resident fee may be increased to $36.