Wastewater System Work to Restrict Traffic on South 1st Street

Wastewater system work will result in the closure tonight of southbound lanes along a portion of South 1st Street.  The project will also impact traffic during part of the day tomorrow.

A section of the southbound lanes of 1st Street just south of Mead Avenue will be closed from 9:00 pm tonight, Tuesday, May 10th, until 5:00 am tomorrow, Wednesday, May 11th.  A detour route will be in place while the project is underway.

Tomorrow beginning at 5:00 am, traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction within the project area.  The project is expected to be completed by 4:00 pm tomorrow.

Due to heavy traffic volumes on South 1st Street, drivers can expect delays. Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the work is completed.

Drivers are reminded that the speed limit through all traffic-related work zones within the city of Yakima is 20 miles-per-hour.

Access to businesses in the project area will be maintained as best as possible and emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project area if necessary.

As always, the schedule for this type of project is subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies.

For more information about the project, contact Construction Supervisor Bruce Floyd at 509-575-6138.