Water, Sewer Projects Continue on Hathaway Street

After one month of work, and dealing with on-going inclement weather, a project to replace existing water and sewer mains along a section of Hathaway Street remains on schedule.

The project limits on Hathaway Street are from North 6th Avenue to North 16th Avenue.  P.O.W. Contracting, Inc. of Pasco continues construction along various areas along Hathaway Street. To date, the contractor has installed more than 700 lineal feet of new 8-inch sewer main and associated structures, replaced an existing Old Union Irrigation canal crossing concrete box culvert with a new 30-inch polyethylene pipe and started installation of a new 12-inch water line.

Looking ahead, the contractor will continue installation of both new sewer and water lines throughout the project limits.

Construction activity will continue to affect properties along Hathaway Street between North 6th Avenue and North 16th Avenue and may cause some minor inconvenience.

Local access to residents and businesses will be maintained as best as possible during the project, although the road is closed to thru traffic. Emergency vehicles, school bus and refuse services will be allowed through the project area when necessary.

The overall project is expected to take 70 working days and be completed by the end of May. As always, the schedule for this type of project is subject to change daily depending on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies.

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