Water Line Work Continues on Washington Avenue

Water line work will result in continued traffic restrictions on Washington Avenue between 16th Avenue and Cornell Avenue starting Monday, December 13th, through Friday, December 17th.  

Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each week day.

City of Yakima water customers in the project area can expect water outages during project work hours.

Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project area. Due to heavy traffic volumes on Washington Avenue, 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 homes and businesses in the project area will be maintained as best as possible and emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project area if necessary.

The repairs may cause interruptions in scheduled refuse collection. Contact the City of Yakima Refuse Division at 509-575-6005 for more information.

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

The project began on Monday, December 6th, and is expected to conclude next Friday, December 17th.

For more information about the project, contact Water Distribution Supervisor Emilio Lopez at 509-575-6196.