City of Yakima

Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at Yakima City Hall.

Items on the October 21st agenda include:

–   An economic and fiscal impact report on the Cascade Mill site property

–   A request to use three churches as temporary emergency cold weather shelters

–   New reporting and record keeping requirements for pawnbrokers, secondhand dealers and precious metal dealers

To see the complete agenda for the October 21st Council meeting, click on the following link http://bit.ly/1DgyJff

Yakima City Council regular agenda business meetings air live on Charter Cable channel 194 and are replayed at 7:00 pm the following day. The meetings are shown again at 9:00 am on the following Saturday and Sunday and are also available on the City of Yakima website – www.yakimawa.gov

Downtown Parking Restriping Project To Start

A switch from parallel to angle parking will be underway during the next two days in portions of Downtown Yakima.

The restriping work will result in the closure of East Chestnut Avenue and South Third Street on Thursday, October 16th. Chestnut will be closed to through traffic from 1st Street to 4th Street and Third Street will be impacted between Yakima Avenue and East Walnut.

Detours will be in place and efforts will be made to maintain access to the downtown Yakima Post Office.

On Friday, October 17th the restriping project will shift to 2nd Street and also on Sgt. Pendleton Way. Work on 2nd Street will close the roadway between Yakima Avenue and East Walnut. On Sgt. Pendleton Way, traffic will be impacted between 1st Street and 4th Street.

The parking changes were recommended by a consultant and are designed to generate nearly 120 additional downtown parking spaces. The change to parallel parking will also reduce the number of traffic lanes on Chestnut and Sgt. Pendleton Way.

Work will begin at 7:00 am and should last until 3:00 pm on both Thursday and Friday. Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the work is completed.

As always, the schedule for these types of projects is subject to change and are dependant on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies.

For additional information regarding, contact construction supervisor Bruce Floyd at 575-6138.

Utility Work to Restrict Traffic on West Washington Avenue

Paving work on a utility cut will result in traffic restrictions on West Washington Avenue between South 24th Avenue and South 28th Avenue on Thursday, October 16th and Friday, October 17th, 2014. Work will begin at 8:00 am and should be completed by 3:30 pm.

Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project area. Because of heavy traffic volume on Washington Avenue, motorists can expect delays. Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the work is completed.

Access to homes and businesses in the project area will be maintained as best as possible and emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project area if necessary.

As always, the schedule for this type of project is subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies.

For more information about the project, contact Water Distribution Supervisor Emilio Lopez at 575-6196.

Repaving Project to Impact Traffic on 22nd Avenue

A repaving project on 22nd Avenue will result in the closure of the road between St. Helens Street and Bonnie Doon Avenue for most of each day on Monday, October 20th and Tuesday, October 21st.

That section of 22nd Avenue will be closed from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm while the project is underway. Detour routes will available to allow drivers to avoid the project area.

During the project, traffic delays in the area are likely to occur. Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the project is completed.

Access to homes and businesses in the project area will be impacted, but will be maintained when possible. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project area if necessary.

As always, the schedule for this type of a project is subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies.

For additional information about this project, contact Streets and Traffic Operations Manager Joe Rosenlund at 576-6430.

22nd Avenue Repaving Project – News Release

Citywide Road Resurfacing Project Update

An ongoing citywide street repaving project that began in May will affect traffic in several areas of Yakima from October 13th through October 17th. The project involves reconditioning more than 90 lane miles of roads and will cost a total of $15 million. The project is now 90% complete.

While paving is scheduled to be completed soon, additional work on the project will continue for the next month or so. Utility adjustments, concrete work, striping, general cleanup, and other activities will still need to be finished.

From Monday, October 13th through Thursday, October 16th, periodic lane closures will occur each day from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm on Washington Avenue between 15th Avenue and 1st Street.

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 October 3th through October 16th:

  • Nob Hill Boulevard between 40th Avenue and 48th Avenue
  • D Street between 1st Avenue and 1st Street
  • Mead Avenue between 11th Avenue and Fair Avenue
  • Washington Avenue between 15th Avenue and 1st Street

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.

Citywide Road Resurfacing Project Update – News Release

Shoulder Repair Project to Impact Traffic on Lincoln Avenue

A roadway shoulder repair project on Lincoln Avenue will result in the closure of the westbound lane of Lincoln between 56th Avenue and 63rd Avenue for most of the day on Monday, October 13th.

The closure of that portion of the westbound lane on Lincoln will last from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm while the project is underway. Flaggers will be on site to allow one lane of traffic through the project area at a time. Detour routes around the project area will be available on both Englewood Avenue and Summitview Avenue.

During the project, traffic delays in the area are likely to occur. Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the project is completed.

Access to homes and businesses in the project area will be impacted, but will be maintained when possible. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project area if necessary.

As always, the schedule for this type of a project is subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies.

For additional information about this project, contact Streets and Traffic Operations Manager Joe Rosenlund at 576-6430.

Lincoln Avenue Shoulder Repair – News Release

Yakima City Council Study Session Preview

The Yakima City Council holds a study session on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014. The meeting begins at 3:00 pm at Yakima City Hall.

Items on the October 14th study session include:

  • Review of 2015 capital investment projects

Additional study session information is available at http://bit.ly/1stP5xX

Yakima City Council Study Session is aired live on Charter Cable Channel 194 and replays of the meeting are also available on Y-PAC and on the City of Yakima Website – www.yakimawa.gov

Food and Fun This Fall at Harman Center

Don’t be a couch potato. Plan to attend this year’s Harman Center baked potato feed on Tuesday, October 21st. The start of fall is a perfect time to enjoy a warm baked potato with all the fixings, and a beverage. The big event starts at 5:30 pm and the cost is $8.00 per person. Tickets for this popular function are on sale now at the Harman Center, located at 101 N. 65th Avenue in Yakima.

Yakima Valley Seniors Inc., a non-profit group that supports activities and programs at the Harman Center, is also sponsoring two other fund raising events in early November.

The 11th Annual Harman Center Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 1st. Dozens of vendors will be selling new, homemade and one-of-a kind items inside the Harman Center from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Breakfast and lunch will also be available for sale during the bazaar.

On Thursday, November 6th, volunteers from Seniors Inc. will be serving homemade apple crisp with ice cream from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. The cost for the apple crisp and ice cream social is $5.00 per person.

For additional information on these and other activities at the Harman Center, please call 576-6166.

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014.

Action taken by the Council on October 7th included:

–    Placing reconsideration of a public advisory vote on the proposed Downtown Yakima Central Plaza on the agenda for the Council’s October 21st business meeting

–    Approval of speed limit changes on several major arterial streets

–    Approval of an engineering contract for environmental clean up of Tiger Oil site at 2312 W. Nob Hill Blvd

Follow this link to watch Y-PAC coverage of the October 7th Yakima City Council meeting – http://bit.ly/1BSwFYr

Yakima City Council regular agenda business meetings air live on Charter Cable channel 194 and are replayed at 7:00 pm the following night. The meetings are shown again at 9:00 am on the following Saturday and Sunday and are also available on the City of Yakima website – http://www.yakimawa.gov/