Road Project Will Impact Traffic on Portion of Yakima Avenue

From Wednesday, May 11th through Thursday, May 19th, traffic along a portion of Yakima Avenue will be impacted while a grind and overlay paving project is underway. 

The project will take place on the portion of Yakima Avenue between 10th Avenue and 12th Avenue.  Intermittent detour routes around the project area will be in in place and flaggers will be on site to assist in directing traffic.  Work on the project will take place from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. 

Grinding and overlaying a road involves removing old and deteriorated asphalt and replacing it with new asphalt.  Once the process is completed, the drivability and safety of a road surface is significantly improved.

During the project, traffic delays in the area are likely to occur.  Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the project is completed.

Drivers are reminded that the speed limit through all traffic-related work zones within the city of Yakima is 20 miles-per-hour.

Access to homes and businesses in the area will be maintained as best as possible and emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project areas if necessary.

As always, the schedule for this type of project is subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies.