Citywide Road Resurfacing Project Update

An ongoing citywide street repaving project that began in May will affect traffic in several areas of Yakima from October 6th through October 9th. The project involves reconditioning more than 90 lane miles of roads and will cost a total of $15 million.

From Monday, October 6th through Thursday, October 9th, periodic lane closures will occur each day from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm on Washington Avenue between 15th Avenue and 1st Street and on 6th Street between Pacific Avenue and H Street.

On Tuesday, October 7th, the center lanes of 40th Avenue within 300 feet both north and south of the intersection of 40th Avenue and River Road will be closed from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am.

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 October 6th through October 9th:

  • Nob Hill Boulevard between 3rd Avenue and just west of the Nob Hill overpass
  • Mead Avenue between 11th Avenue and Fair Avenue
  • MLK, Jr. Boulevard between 1st Street and 8th Street
  • Lincoln Avenue between 1st Street and 10th Street
  • Lincoln Avenue in the vicinity of Lewis Avenue and Clarke 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 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.

Citywide Road Resurfacing Project Update – News Release