City of Yakima

Citywide Road Resurfacing Project Update

A citywide street repaving project that began in May and will continue until this fall will affect traffic in several areas of Yakima from August 25th through August 29th. 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 more than one-third complete.

From Monday, August 25th through Friday, August 29th, periodic lane closures will occur each day from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm on MLK, Jr. Boulevard between 1st Street and 8th Street and on Lincoln Avenue between 16th Avenue and Pierce 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 August 25th to August 29th.

-        16th Avenue from Nob Hill Boulevard to Englewood Avenue

-        5th Avenue from Walnut Street to Yakima Avenue

-        4th Avenue from Yakima Avenue to Lincoln Avenue

-        3rd Avenue from Yakima Avenue to D Street

-        6th Street from Lincoln Avenue to Pacific Avenue

-        Lincoln Avenue from 16th Avenue to Pierce Avenue

-        MLK, Jr. Boulevard from 1st Street to 8th Street

-        Yakima Avenue from 12th Avenue to 16th Avenue

-        Walnut Street from 1st Street to 8th Avenue

-        Pierce Avenue from Summitview Avenue to Lincoln 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.

Citywide Road Resurfacing Project Update – News Release

Repaving Project to Impact Traffic on Arlington Street

Periodic lane closures on a four-block section of Arlington Street will affect traffic for most of each day from Monday, August 25th through Friday, August 29th while crews repair and repave the street.

In addition to the periodic lane closures, no parking on Arlington between 40th Avenue and 44th Avenue will be allowed while the project is underway.

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 area will be maintained and traffic will be allowed through the project area when possible.

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.

Arlington Street Repaving – News Release

 

Downtown Streets Transform Into Hoops Courts

More than 2,500 players and as many as 13,000 spectators will fill Downtown Yakima streets this weekend for the 12th Annual Hot Shots 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. The tournament had a record 497 teams enter in 2013 and is expected to draw close to that number of entries again this year.

To accommodate the 39 courts and an expanded vendor area, several sections of streets in Downtown Yakima will be closed from the evening of Friday, August 22nd until the evening of Sunday, August 24th. For those days, no traffic will be allowed on Yakima Avenue between 1st Street and Naches Avenue, 2nd Street between Chestnut Avenue and the alley half a block north of Yakima Avenue, and 3rd Street between Chestnut Avenue and the alley half a block north of Yakima Avenue. Only local traffic will be allowed on 4th Street between Chestnut Avenue and Yakima Avenue from Friday evening until Sunday evening.

“The Hot Shots tournament is certainly one of Downtown Yakima’s signature events,” said City of Yakima Economic Development Director Sean Hawkins. “The tournament brings about 15,000 people to the heart of the city for two days. It is a wonderful celebration of basketball and a great way to show off Downtown Yakima,” said Hawkins.

The Hot Shots 3 or 3 tournament includes multiple age divisions for boys and girls teams and features women’s, men’s, and coed divisions for adults. Each team can have no more than four players and no fewer than three players. Each game lasts 20 minutes. If teams are tied after the regulation 20 game time, the winner is decided by a free throw shootout.

Since 3rd Street between Chestnut Avenue and Yakima Avenue will be being utilized by the Hot Shots tournament, the Yakima Farmer’s Market will be held on 3rd Street between Chestnut Avenue and Walnut Street (one block south of its normal location) this Sunday.

Free parking for Hot Shots players and spectators will be available in the public lot near the Millennium Plaza (between 2nd Street and 3rd Street), which can be accessed from Chestnut Avenue, the public lot at the corner of 2nd Street and S Sgt Pendleton Way, the Yakima County Courthouse lot, which can be accessed from S Sgt Pendleton Way, and any available on-street spaces.

The first games of the 2014 Hot Shots 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament will begin at 9:00 am on Saturday. Sunday’s play will tip off at 8:00 am. The finals in each division will take place Sunday afternoon and evening.

For more information about this year’s tournament, visit the official Hot Shots 3 on 3 website at http://hotshots3on3.com/.

Hot Shots 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament – News Release Hot Shots 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Action taken by the Council on August 19th included:

- Acceptance of proposed 2015 state legislative and administrative priorities

- Spending unused railroad grade separation funding for the “Bins of Light” art project and to construct a raised sidewalk for the Lincoln Avenue Underpass

- Approving the purchase of eight mobile license plate reader systems for the Yakima Police Department

Follow this link to watch Y-PAC coverage of the August 19th Yakima City Council meeting – http://bit.ly/1li1iV1

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/

Utility Work to Close A Portion of West Walnut Avenue

Removal of old water lines, as part of the Davis High School renovation project, will result in the closure of West Walnut Ave. between North 6th Ave. and North 8th Ave. on Thursday, August 21st.  Work will begin at 6:00 am and should be completed by 3:30 pm.

Detours around the construction site will be available, but because of heavy traffic volume in the area, motorists can expect delays in the project area. 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.

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 Emilio Lopez, Water Distribution Supervisor at 575-6196.

 

News Release for Walnut Ave. pdf

 

Citywide Road Resurfacing Project Update

A citywide street repaving project that began about two months ago and will continue until this fall will affect traffic in several areas of Yakima from August 18th through August 22nd. 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 just over one-third complete.

From Monday, August 18th through Friday, August 22nd, periodic lane closures will occur each day from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm on Walnut Street between 1st Street and 7th 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 August 18th to August 22nd.

-          16th Avenue from Nob Hill Boulevard to Englewood Avenue

-          D Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue

-          Yakima Avenue from 12th Avenue to 16th Avenue

-          Lincoln Avenue from Pierce to 8th Street

-          MLK, Jr. Blvd from 1st Street to 8th Street

-          MLK, Jr. Blvd from Pierce to 1st Avenue

-          Walnut from 1st Street to 8th Avenue

-          6th Street from Lincoln Avenue to Pacific Avenue

-          Nob Hill Blvd. from 3rd Avenue to the Overpass

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 -pdf

 

 

Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday August 19th, 2014. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at Yakima City Hall.

Items on the August 19th agenda include:

-    Review of proposed 2015 state legislative and administrative priorities

-    Utilization of remaining railroad grade separation funding

-    Purchase of eight mobile license plate reading systems for the Yakima Police Department

To see the complete agenda for the August 19th Council meeting, click on the following – http://bit.ly/1mRA0jd

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

Utility Work to Impact Intersection of 16th Ave and Nob Hill Blvd.

Relocation of a fire hydrant and setting a new base for a street light will affect traffic at the intersection of South 16th Avenue and West Nob Hill Boulevard on Tuesday, August 19th. The work will begin at 6:00 am and should be completed by 3:30 pm.

Northbound traffic on 16th Ave will be restricted to one lane at the intersection and eastbound traffic on Nob Hill Blvd will be limited to a single lane in the construction area.

Because of heavy traffic volume at this intersection, motorists can expect delays in the project area. 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.

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 Emilio Lopez, Water Distribution Supervisor at 575-6196.

 

News Release 16th and Nob Hill 8-15-14

Yakima City Council Study Session Review

The Yakima City Council held a study session on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 at Yakima City Hall.

At the study session on August 12th the Council

-     Received a presentation on various designs options for a proposed downtown plaza

-     Reviewed consultant recommendations for improving parking in Downtown Yakima

Yakima City Council study sessions are aired live on Charter Cable channel 194 and replays of the sessions will be available later this week following completion of an equipment upgrade at Y-PAC.