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.