Summer is here and crews are busy on a number of improvements for the City of Yakima’s infrastructure. To help you know before you go, City public works projects and related traffic impacts include:

  • N. 6th Ave is closed between River Rd & Hathaway St through Friday, Aug. 19, for water line work. Closure is during project hours of 7 am to 3:30 pm each day.
  • There are temporary closures of S. Naches Road at Powerhouse Road due to Nelson Dam removal project. Click Nelson Dam project | Media (yakimawa.gov) for details and scheduled closures.
  • Upgrading traffic signals along Yakima Avenue. A total of 11 signals will be upgraded this summer, typically each Wednesday morning. Traffic will be one lane each way at the intersection as each signal is upgraded. Stop signs will be posted at the 4-way stop during the signal projects.

Drivers are reminded that the speed limit through all traffic-related work zones is 20 mph.

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

As always, schedules for these types of projects are subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies.