A citywide street repaving project that began earlier this month and will continue until this fall will affect traffic in several areas of Yakima from June 2nd through June 6th. The City is spending about $15 million dollars this year completing a “grind and overlay” project, which involves removing old and deteriorated asphalt and replacing it with new asphalt, in order to recondition more than 90 lane miles of roadway sections in different parts of Yakima.
Since the project got underway, most of the work has been has focused on preparing to grind up old asphalt from streets. The actual grinding of the asphalt will begin on several streets between June 2nd and June 6th. It’s likely streets will not be repaved for about two weeks after the grinding portion of the project is completed.
“The grind and overlay process will make driving along the streets that are under construction inconvenient for a couple of weeks,” said Senior City Engineer Bob Desgrosellier. “We hope that people will be as patient as possible and avoid streets that are being worked on.”
From Monday, June 2nd through Friday, June 6th, periodic lane closures will occur each day from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm on 40th Avenue between Fruitvale Boulevard and Summitview Avenue, on Lincoln Avenue between 24th and 32nd, on 24th Avenue between Washington Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard, on Nob Hill between 40th and 48th, on 16th Avenue between Nob Hill and Englewood Avenue, on Tieton Drive between 16th and just west of 32nd, on 4th Avenue between Division Street and Walnut Avenue and between Yakima Avenue and MLK, Jr. Blvd, on 3rd Avenue between Walnut and D Street, on Summitview between Yakima Avenue and 16th, and on Yakima Avenue between 12th and 16th.
The following sections of streets will be completely closed to traffic overnight from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am on different days during the week of June 2nd to June 6th:
– 40th Avenue between Fruitvale and Summitview – June 2nd through June 4th
– Nob Hill between 40th and 48th – June 2nd through June 4th
– 16th between Nob Hill and Englewood – June 2nd through June 5th
– Lincoln between 24th and 32nd – June 4th through June 5th
– 24th between Washington and Nob Hill – June 4th through June 6th
– 4th between Division and Walnut and between Yakima Ave and MLK, Jr. Blvd – June 3rd through June 5th
– Summitview between Yakima Ave and 16th – June 5th
– Yakima Ave between 12th and 16th – June 2nd
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.
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.
For additional information regarding the grind and overlay project, contact Senior Engineer Bob Desgrosellier at 575-6228.