The proposed modifications in the vicinity of the junction of George Washington Way and Aaron Drive do not make much sense.
Adding more lanes would seem to only create more opportunities for bad decisions on the part of motorists. Apparently, the Richland police cannot properly control the existing seven lanes, based on accident statistics.
How about lowering the speed limit to 30 mph and imposing stiffer fines for the speeders, tailgaters, lane hoppers and red light runners? Those objecting to such harsh rules and penalties are welcome to use the bypass highway, where they should be driving in the first place.
I also object to the dead-ending of Aaron Drive on its east end. That effectively causes the removal of one viable business and severely inconveniences customers supporting the many other businesses on the eastern half of Aaron Drive. That modification will also push more traffic into an already overcrowded intersection where Aaron Drive connects with the bypass highway.
I believe a more sensible study is needed before selecting one of the current modification options.