A citywide street repaving project that began about two months and will continue until this fall will affect traffic in several areas of Yakima from August 11th through August 15th. 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 11th through Friday, August 15th, periodic lane closures will occur each day from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm on Walnut Street between 1st Street and 7th Avenue, on Lincoln Avenue from 1st Street to 10th Street, on Lincoln from 1st Avenue to 16th Avenue, on 4th Avenue from Division Street to Walnut, and on MLK, Jr. Boulevard from Pierce Avenue to 1st 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 11th to August 15th.
– Nob Hill Blvd from 32nd Avenue to 48th Avenue
– 16th Avenue from Nob Hill Boulevard to Englewood Avenue
– 4th Avenue from Division to Walnut
– 5th Avenue from Walnut to Yakima Avenue
– MLK, Jr. Blvd from 1st Street to 8th Street
– MLK, Jr. Blvd from Pierce to 1st Avenue
– Walnut from 1st Street to 8th Avenue
– D Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
– Lincoln Avenue from 1st Street to 9th 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 https://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.