Citywide Road Resurfacing Project Update

A citywide street repaving project that began in mid May and will continue until this fall will affect traffic in several areas of Yakima from June 23rd through June 27th. 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.

From Monday, June 23rd through Friday, June 27th, periodic lane closures will occur each day from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm on 40th Avenue between Fruitvale Boulevard and River Road, on 24th Avenue between Washington Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard, on Yakima Avenue between 12th Avenueand 16th Avenue, and on Tieton Drive between 16th Avenue and 32nd Avenue.

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 23rd to June 27th:

–        40th Avenue between River Road and Englewood Avenue – June 23rd

–        40th Avenue between Englewood and Summitview Avenue – June 24th

–        40th Avenue between Fruitvale and Summitview – June 25th and June 26th

–        Lincoln Avenue between 24th and 32nd – June 26th and June 27th

–        24th Avenue between Washington and Nob Hill – June 25th and June 26th

–        Tieton between 16th and 32nd – June 23rd through June 25th

–        Summitview between Yakima and 16th – June 25th and June 26th

–        West MLK, Jr. Boulevard between 1st Avenue and Pierce Avenue – June 23rd and

June 24th

–        Pierce between Summitview and Lincoln – June 23rd and June 25th

–        Walnut Avenue between 1st Street and 7th Avenue – June 23rd through June 26th

–        D Street between 1st Avenue and 5th Avenue – June 23rd

–        East MLK, Jr. Boulevard between 1st Street and 8th Street – June 24th

–        East Lincoln Avenue between 1st Street and 10th Street – June 25th

–        North 6th Avenue between Yakima Avenue and H Street – June 26th

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.

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.

Citywide Road Resurfacing Project Update – News Release