A citywide street repaving project that began in May and will continue until this fall will affect traffic in several areas of Yakima from September 15th through September 19th. 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 nearly 60% complete.
From Monday, September 15th through Friday, September 19th, periodic lane closures will occur each day from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm on Lincoln Avenue between 1st Street and 10th Street, MLK, Jr. Boulevard between 1st Avenue and Pierce Avenue, Mead Avenue between 11th Avenue and Fair Avenue, Washington Avenue between 15th Avenue and 1st Street, 6th Street between Pacific Avenue and Lincoln Avenue, 3rd Avenue between Yakima Avenue and D Street, 4th Avenue between Yakima Avenue and Lincoln Avenue, and 5th Avenue between Walnut Street and Yakima 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 September 15th to September 19th.
- 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 Oregon Avenue to 1st Avenue
- MLK, Jr. Boulevard from Pierce Street to 1st Avenue
- Pierce Avenue from Summitview Avenue to Lincoln Avenue
- Lincoln Avenue from 1st Street to 10th Street
- MLK, Jr. Boulevard from 1st Street to 8th Street
- Walnut Street from 1st Street to 8th Avenue
- Mead Avenue from 11th Avenue to Fair 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 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.