Englewood Road Work Impacting Yakima Drivers
Road work continues to slow your commute in the city as crews get busy to finish work before the snow falls.
If you drive Englewood Avenue a section of the avenue will be closed for three days this week. A press release says Englewood Avenue will be closed between 56th Avenue and 49th Avenue from 7:00 am on Monday, October 17, through 3:00 pm on Wednesday, October 19. City officials says crews will be grinding and overlaying the asphalt on that section of Englewood Avenue.
Detours will be in place but you may want to avoid the area
If you drive in the area detour routes will be in effect and posted. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses in the area, as well as emergency vehicles.
Also work continues on the Nelson Dam removal and replacement project, requiring a continued temporary single lane closure of South Naches Road at Powerhouse Road.
The city says the lane closure happens through Friday, Oct. 21. It is in effect during project work hours of 6:00 am to 5:00 pm each week day.
Flaggers and signs will be on site to assist drivers as traffic through the project area will be reduced to one lane during scheduled work hours.
When the work on the dam is finished it'll improve fish passage
"The dam has held back tons of sediment and silt over the years, raising the river bed and causing the Naches River to overflow its banks and pour into the surrounding community during even minor flooding. The Nelson Dam removal and replacement project will improve fish passage and sediment continuity to improve habitat, increase flow conveyance to decrease flooding risks for nearby landowners, and improve water supply reliability."
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