Water and Road Work Could Slow Your Yakima Commute
Road and water line work continues in the city this week that could slow you down. City officials say a section of South 1st Street will be down to one lane each direction, Tuesday, October 4th, for an asphalt grinding project. Crews say South 1st Street will be one lane each direction between East King Street and Russell Lane during scheduled project work from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Access will be maintained for businesses and emergency vehicles. Because of heavy traffic volume, drivers can expect delays in the project area. Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the work is completed.
Water line work on Wednesday could slow your commute
Also crews are doing some water line work Wednesday, October 5 that will result in traffic restrictions on South 3rd Avenue between Baker Street and Stewart Street.
Work on the project will begin at around 5:00 am and last until 3:30 pm. City of Yakima water customers in the project area can expect water outages during the project work hours. Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project area during scheduled work hours. Due to heavy traffic volumes on North 3rd Avenue, drivers can expect delays. Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the work is completed.
Drivers are reminded that the speed limit through all traffic-related work zones within the City of Yakima is 20 miles-per-hour.