Project to Impact Traffic on South 1st Street

A gas main installation project will impact traffic on a section of South 1st Street during overnight hours for the rest of this week.

Brothers Construction will need to cross South 1st Street at Ranchrite Road (just south of Nob Hill Boulevard) to install an 8-inch high pressure gas main for Cascade Natural Gas.

As a result, the Ranchrite Road section of South 1st Street will be closed during overnight project work hours of 7:00 pm through 6:00 am starting tonight, Wednesday, October 20th. The evening project work hours, and related closure, will also be in effect for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, October 21st-23rd.

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 and businesses in the project 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 Street Inspector Dan Riddle at 576-6464.