A citywide street repaving project that began about four months ago and will continue until this fall will affect traffic in several areas of Yakima from September 2nd through September 5th. The project involves reconditioning more than 90 lane miles of roads and will cost a total of $15 million. The “grind and overlay” project is now about 40% complete.
From Tuesday, September 2nd through Friday, September 5th, periodic lane closures will occur each day from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm on MLK, Jr. Boulevard from Pierce Street to 1st Avenue, MLK, Jr. Boulevard from 1st Street to 8th Street, Lincoln Avenue from 6th Avenue to 16th Avenue, Mead Avenue from Pleasant Avenue to Fair Avenue, 3rd Avenue from Walnut Street to D Street, 4th Avenue from Tieton Drive to Lincoln Avenue, 5th Avenue from Tieton Drive to Lincoln Avenue.
Various sections of the following streets will be also be completely closed to traffic overnight from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am on different days during the week of September 2nd to September 5th.
- 16th Avenue from Nob Hill Boulevard to Englewood Avenue
- 4th Avenue from Tieton Drive to Lincoln Avenue
- 3rd Avenue from Walnut Street to D Street
- 6th Street from Pacific Avenue to Lincoln Avenue
- D Street from 1st Street to 5th Avenue
- Lincoln Avenue from 6th Avenue to 16th Avenue
- MLK, Jr. Boulevard from Pierce Street to 1st Avenue
- Yakima Avenue from 12th Avenue to 16th Avenue
- Walnut Street from 1st Street to 8th Avenue
- Nob Hill Boulevard from 3rd Avenue to 1st Street
- Washington Avenue from 1st Street to 16th Avenue
Detour routes will be in place so drivers can go around the closed portions of those streets.
A map showing the sections of roads that will be repaved during the project is posted on the City’s website at http://www.yakimawa.gov/apps/streets/resurfacing/. Updated travel alerts related to the resurfacing project can also be found by clicking on that link.
While the grind and overlay work is underway, traffic delays in the project areas will occur. Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the work is completed.
Access to homes and businesses in the project areas will be maintained as best as possible and emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project areas if necessary.
As always, the schedule for these types of projects is subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies.
For additional information regarding the grind and overlay project, contact Senior Engineer Bob Desgrosellier at 575-6228.
Grind and Overlay Project Update – News Release