Traffic Signal Work at 72nd Avenue and Tieton Drive to Affect Drivers

Traffic signals at the intersection of 72nd Avenue and Tieton Drive will be shut down temporarily during the morning on Wednesday, January 24th for about three hours while a traffic signal battery backup system is installed.

City of Yakima crews will be working on adding flashing yellow arrow functionality to the traffic signal at that intersection from approximately 8:30 am until about noon on January 24th.  While the work is underway, the signals at the 72nd Ave and Tieton intersection will not be working.  Temporary, four-way stop signs will be in place at the intersection.  Drivers should be especially attentive while traveling through the project area and extend courtesy to other drivers passing through the intersection.

Drivers are 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 72nd and Tieton – News Release