Water Line Work to Close Portion Of North 5th Avenue

Water line work will result in the closure of North 5th Avenue between West I Street and Fruitvale Boulevard starting Wednesday, November 18th through Friday, November 20th.

Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day. Due to road hazards, North 5th Avenue will remain closed until work is completed.

Due to heavy traffic volumes on North 5th Avenue, drivers can expect delays and 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 work may cause interruptions in scheduled refuse collection. Contact the City of Yakima Refuse Division at 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.

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