Utility Work to Close Section of Walnut on October 5th and 6th

Utility work will result in the closure of a three-block section of Walnut Street on Wednesday, October 5th and Thursday, October 6th.

While the work is underway, the section of Walnut between 62nd Avenue and 65th Avenue will be closed to through traffic.  Work on the project will take place between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm on both October 5th and October 6th.  Detour routes around the project area will be available and will be marked with appropriate signage.  Flaggers will be on site to help drivers navigate around the project area.

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 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.

Utility Work on Walnut Street – News Release