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Parking is now diagonal on Portway Avenue, adjacent to Waterfront Park. A crew from Granite Construction of Yakima has installed sidewalks, curbs and pedestrian crosswalks this summer under a contract with the City of Hood River. “Valley drains” run the length of the project between the roadway and parking area, requiring two separate paving efforts. Paving was expected to be completed by Friday. The paving needs time to cure; parking is available just west of the park, and on the south side of Portway. Next up is striping, followed by installation of street lights on the north side of the streets, and more landscaping. In the background are new commercial buildings developed by the Port of Hood River.


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