Traffic Signal Work at 40th Avenue and Tieton Drive to Affect Drivers

Traffic signals at the intersection of 40th Avenue and Tieton Drive will be shut down for about three hours during the morning of Wednesday, February 14th while a new signal cabinet is installed.

While the project is underway from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on February 14th, traffic signals at 40th Avenue and Tieton Drive will not be working. Temporary, four-way stop signs will be in place at the intersection and traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction.

The new cabinet will replace the existing one, which was damaged in a collision.

Drivers should be especially attentive while traveling through the project area and extend courtesy to other drivers passing through the intersection. Motorists are also 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 if possible until the project is completed. 

Access to homes and businesses in the 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 Streets and Traffic Operations Manager Joe Rosenlund at 576-6430.

Signal Work at 40th Avenue and Tieton Drive – News Release