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 14th through July 18th. 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 14th through Friday, July 18th, 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, on 3rd Avenue between Walnut Street and “D” Street, on 4th Avenue between Tieton Drive and Walnut Street and on 4th Avenue between Yakima Avenue and “D” 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 14th to July 16th
– W. Lincoln between 1st Ave to 16th Ave –July 16th to July 17th
– 44th Ave between Nob Hill Blvd and Tieton – July 14th to July 17th
– 16th Ave between River Road to SR-12 – July 16th
– W. MLK Jr. Blvd. between 2nd Ave and 3rd Ave – July 14th
– Tieton between 16th Ave and Voltaire (33rd Ave) – July 14th to July 16th
– Tieton between 40th Ave and 48th Ave – July 14th to 15th & July 17
– 19th Ave between Tieton and Chestnut Ave – July 15th
– “D” Street between 1st Ave and 5th Ave –July 15th
– Walnut between 1st Street and 7th Ave – July 14th
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.