The intersection of Englewood Avenue and 66th Avenue will be closed for most of two days this week while the first phase of a paving project is completed.
The Englewood and 66th intersection will closed at 6:00 am on Wednesday, May 17th and remain closed until 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 18th. Detour routes around the project area will be available and will be marked with appropriate signage. Flaggers will also be on site to help drivers navigate away from the work area.
The paving of the Englewood and 66th intersection will be completed in two phases. The first phase will involve the laying of the first layers of asphalt. The second phase, which will be completed on Monday, May 20th, will involve adding layers of asphalt, which will bring the pavement level in the intersection even with that of intersecting roads.
Drivers are reminded that the speed limit through all traffic-related works zones within the City of Yakima is 20 miles-per-hour.
During the project, traffic delays in the area are likely to occur. Drivers should use alternate routes until the project is completed.
Access to homes in the area will be maintained as best as possible.
As always, the schedule for this type of a project is subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies.
For additional information about this project, contact Streets and Traffic Operations Manager Joe Rosenlund at 576-6430.