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 30th through July 3rd. 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 30th through Thursday, July 3rd, periodic lane closures will occur each day from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm on Tieton Drive between 16th Avenue and 32nd Avenue, on 4th Avenue between Tieton and D Street, on W. MLK, Jr. Boulevard between 1st Avenue and Pierce Avenue, on Summitview Avenue between Yakima Avenue and 16th Avenue, and on 6th Street between Pacific Avenue and H Street.
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 30th to July 3rd:
– 40th Avenue between Fruitvale and Summitview – June 30th and July 1st
– Lincoln Avenue between 24th and 32nd – July 2nd
– 24th Avenue between Washington and Nob Hill – June 30th to July 2nd
– Tieton between 16th and 32nd – June 30th to July 2nd
– 4th Avenue between Tieton and D Street – June 30th to July 2nd
– D Street between 1st Ave and 2nd Ave – June 30th to July 2nd
– 3rd Avenue between Walnut Ave and D Street – June 30th to July 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.