S. 1st Street Water Line Work Extended due to Weather Conditions

Due to weather conditions, water line work will result in continued traffic restrictions on South 1st Street between Pine Street and Walnut Street from Tuesday, December 26th, through Friday, December 30th.

Work on the project will begin at around 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day. City of Yakima water customers in the project area can expect water outages during the work hours.

Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project area during scheduled work hours. Due to heavy traffic volumes on South 1st Street, drivers can expect delays. Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the work is completed.

The project is encountering delays due to winter weather, which this week includes wind chill and winter weather advisories.

“Weather permitting, we hope to complete the project next week,” said Water Distribution Supervisor Emilio Lopez. “We appreciate the community’s continued patience.”

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 project area will be maintained as best as possible and emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project area if necessary.

The repairs may cause interruptions in scheduled refuse collection. Contact the City of Yakima Refuse Division at 509-575-6005 for more information.

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

For more information about the project, contact Water Distribution Supervisor Emilio Lopez at 509-575-6196.