Power System Work at 16th Avenue and Ahtanum to Affect Drivers

Traffic signals at the intersection of 16th Avenue and Ahtanum Road will be shut down temporarily during the morning on Wednesday, February 1st for about three hours while a transformer is relocated to a new utility pole.  The work had been scheduled to take place on Tuesday, January 31st but was delayed due to weather.

Pacific Power crews will be working on relocating a transformer near that intersection from

9:00 am until about noon on February 1st.  While the work is underway, the signals at the 16th Avenue and Ahtanum intersection will not be working.  Flaggers will be in place to help drivers navigate through the intersection.  Drivers should be especially attentive while traveling through the project area.

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 if possible until the project is completed.

Access to homes and businesses 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.

Traffic Signal Outage at 16th and Ahtanum – News Release