The Frost Elementary School overpass on 20th Avenue and Pearl Street will be taken down this summer due to structural problems.
The project will close 20th Avenue from Pearl Street to Highway 395/I-182 on Sunday, June 22 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Construction vehicles will be using 14th Avenue, Pearl Street, and 20th Avenue during this time period. Local residents may also see increased traffic on Pearl Street and 22nd Avenue due to established detours.
Neighbors will see staging work begin on June 21 and clean-up work continue for several days, but traffic should only be disrupted on June 22.
The overpass has been closed since last spring when District officials found the structural problems during an annual safety assessment. Since then, three crossing guards have been stationed at that stoplight to cross students safely to and from school every day.
The overpass was installed decades ago, long before a stoplight and crosswalk existed at 20th and Pearl. The overpass is no longer necessary and there would be an unreasonably high cost to replace it under new construction codes.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this project please contact Pasco School District at 546-2320.