The closure of two sections of J Street that began on June 3rd will continue through at least Friday, June 14th while the roadway is paved in connection with a wastewater line installation project.
The four-block section of J Street between 16th Avenue and 20th Avenue remains closed to through traffic. The second closure on J Street is between 22nd Avenue and 23rd Avenue.
Access to the DSHS office on 16th Avenue is being maintained while the paving project is underway, although traffic in the area will continue to be congested. Traffic controls are in place while the project is underway to help drivers navigate through the construction zone and to an available detour route.
Crews from TTC Construction, a Yakima-based contracting firm, have been working to install a 12-inch diameter wastewater line since earlier this year. During the week of June 7th through June 14th, TTC crews will be installing a bore pit and boring a section of pipe under BNSF railroad tracks at 23rd Avenue.
That same week, a second crew will also be working on a different section of the new wastewater line near the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Pine Street. However, that part of the project will not involve any road closures.
During the J Street paving project, traffic delays will likely occur. Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the project is completed.
Access to homes and businesses in the project areas will be maintained and emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project areas if necessary.
As always, the schedule for this type of project is subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies.
For additional information regarding this project, contact Utility Engineer Shelley Willson at 576-6303.
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Utility Engineer Shelley Willson – 576-6303
Communications & Public Affairs Director Randy Beehler – 901-1142