Traffic restrictions will be in place at the intersection of 64th Avenue and Ahtanum Road due to installation of a new traffic signal and other improvements.
Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, traffic through the intersection will be limited to one lane during the project hours of 7:30 am to 3:00 pm each work day. There are 45 working days planned for the project.
The traffic signal is funded with $500,000 from the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program. The project includes new sidewalks, curb, gutter, storm drainage, crosswalks and ramps compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Flaggers will be on site to assist motorists during the project work hours
Because of heavy traffic volume, drivers can expect delays in the project area. Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the work 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 project area will be maintained as best as possible and emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project area if necessary.
As always, the schedule for this type of project is subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment, and emergencies.
For more about the project, contact Construction Supervisor Bruce Floyd at 575-6138.