Section of Mead Avenue to Close for Road Replacement

Mead Avenue will be closed from Fair Avenue to 18th Street for six weeks for a project that will tear out and replace the existing roadway.

Work will begin Monday, April 5th, and is expected to conclude on Friday, May 14th.

The Mead Avenue improvements will be done in two installments, starting with the section from Fair Avenue to 14th Street. That will be followed by a second and final phase from 14th Street to 18th Street. Detours will be posted in the project area.

While the section of Mead Avenue from Fair Avenue to 18th Street will be closed to through traffic for six weeks, access will be maintained to homes and businesses in the project area. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project area if necessary.

Click Mead Ave Road Replacement 2021 ( for a digital map of the project area created by City of Yakima Information Technology Services.

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

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

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 Streets and Traffic Manager Joe Rosenlund at 576-6430.