Utility Work to Close a Portion of North 4th Street

Installation of a water line will result in the closure of North 4th Street between East “D” Street and East “E” Street on Tuesday, March, 8th and Wednesday, March 9th. The work will begin at 7:00 am and should be completed by 3:30 pm each day. Because of heavy traffic volumes in the area, drivers … Continued

Arts Commission Project Aimed at Sprucing Up Traffic Signal Cabinets

When most people look at traffic signal cabinets, if they notice them at all, what they see is a necessary, if not particularly attractive, part of the traffic control system. Inside the non-descript metal boxes are the electronic components that allow cars and pedestrians to safely navigate intersections. When members of the Yakima Arts Commission … Continued

Washington Avenue Reopened After Earlier Closure Due to Flooding

Washington Avenue between 48th Avenue and 16th Avenue has been reopened to traffic after having been closed for several hours earlier today due to flooding. However, Wide Hollow Road between 80th Avenue and 96th Avenue remains closed because flood waters continue to cover the roadway in several locations. Overnight rains caused Yakima area streams and … Continued

Flooding Forces Closure of Washington Avenue

Overnight rains have caused Wide Hollow Creek to overflow its banks. The resulting flooding has forced the closure of Washington Avenue between 16th Avenue and 48th Avenue. That section of Washington will remain closed until further notice. Drivers are instructed to avoid the area. “Several parts of Washington Avenue between 48th and 16th are underwater,” … Continued

Road Repairs on Fruitvale Boulevard to Impact Traffic

A road repair project along a seven-block section of Fruitvale Boulevard will impact traffic for most of each day from Monday, March 7th through Friday, March 11th. City of Yakima Streets Division crews will be crack sealing and mastic sealing the section of Fruitvale between 27th Avenue and 34th Avenue from 7:00 am to 3:00 … Continued

Safety Project to Impact Traffic on Lincoln Avenue Through Mid-May

A project that will improve the safety of both drivers and pedestrians will impact traffic along a 16-block section of Lincoln Avenue from Monday, March 7th through mid-May. The project involves installation of new sidewalks, installation of ADA-compliant curb ramps, repair of existing damaged sidewalks, installation of a pedestrian signal crossing near Robertson Elementary School, … Continued