An ongoing citywide street repaving project that began in May will affect traffic in several areas of Yakima from September 29th through October 3rd. The project involves reconditioning more than 90 lane miles of roads and will cost a total of $15 million.
From Monday, September 29th through Friday, October 3rd, periodic lane closures will occur each day from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm on Mead Avenue between 12th Avenue and Fair Avenue.
From 9:00 am on Monday, September 29th through 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 1st, the intersection of MLK, Jr. Boulevard and North 8th Street will be closed to all traffic while the intersection is regraded and repaved. North 6th Street between Lincoln Avenue and H Street will be closed from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm on Thursday, October 2nd. The center lanes of 40th Avenue between River Road and Fruitvale Boulevard will be closed from 7:00 pm on October 1st through 6:00 am on October 2nd.
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 29th to October 3rd:
- Nob Hill Boulevard between 3rd Avenue and just west of the Nob Hill overpass
- MLK, Jr. Boulevard between 8th Street and Pierce Avenue
- Lincoln Avenue between 1st Street and 10th Street
- Washington Avenue between 15th Avenue and 1st Street
- 6th Street between Lincoln Avenue and Pacific Avenue
- Mead Avenue between 10th Avenue and 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.