Asphalt Grinding to Impact Traffic on Tieton Drive

Traffic will be restricted on a section of Tieton Drive for about a week beginning tomorrow, Thursday, for an asphalt grinding project.

Crews will grind the eastbound slow lane on Tieton Drive starting at 77th Avenue and continuing to 72nd Avenue from tomorrow through Friday, October 30th. The lane will be closed between 78th Avenue and 72nd Avenue during the project work hours of 7:00 am to 3:30 pm each day.

Flaggers will be on site to assist drivers with access to homes and businesses in the project area. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project area if necessary.

Because of heavy traffic volume, drivers can expect delays in the project area.  Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the work is completed. 

Drivers are reminded that the speed limit through all traffic-related work zones within the City of Yakima is 20 miles-per-hour.

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 Streets and Traffic Manager Joe Rosenlund at 576-6430.