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 July 7th through July 11th. 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, July 7th through Friday, July 11th, periodic lane closures will occur each day from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm on Lincoln Avenue between 24th Avenue and 32nd Avenue, on Tieton Drive between 40th Avenue and 48th Avenue, on W. MLK, Jr. Boulevard between 1st Avenue and Pierce Avenue, and on 6th Street between Yakima 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 Ave between Fruitvale Boulevard and Summitview Ave – July 7th to July 9th

–        Lincoln between 24th Ave and 32nd Ave – July 9th

–        24th Ave between Washington Ave and Nob Hill Boulevard – July 8th

–        Nob Hill between 32nd Ave and 40th Ave – July 7th and July 8th

–        16th Ave between Nob Hill and Englewood Ave – July 10th and July 11th

–        Yakima Ave between 12th Ave and 16th Ave – July 9th and July 10th

–        Tieton between 16th Ave and Voltaire (33rd Ave) – July 7th to July 10th

–        19th Ave between Tieton and Chestnut Ave – July 7th to July 10th

–        Tieton between 40th Ave and 48th Ave – July 7th to July 9th

–        4th Ave between Tieton and Walnut and between Yakima Ave and D Street – July 7th and July 8th

–        5th Ave between Walnut and Yakima Ave – July 9th and July 10th

–        6th Street between Pacific Ave and H Street – July 9th and July 10th

–        Walnut between 1st Street and 7th Ave – July 9th and July 10th

–        3rd Ave between Walnut and D Street – July 7th and July 8th

–        Summitview Ave between Yakima Ave and 16th Ave – July 10th and July 11th

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 Repaving Project Update – News Release