Tree Removal on 16th Avenue to Impact Traffic

A tree removal project on 16th Avenue will impact traffic along a section of the street during the morning on Tuesday, September 6th.

Crews will be working to remove a tree located in public right-of-way on the west side of the street in the 600 block of 16th Avenue from 9:00 am to about 11:00 am on September 6th.  In order to ensure the highest degree of safety for both crews and the public, periodic closures of the southbound lanes of 16th Avenue just south of Tieton Drive will occur while the tree removal project is underway.

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.

Tree Removal Project on 16th Avenue – News Release