The Street and Traffic Operations Division takes great pride in preserving and maintaining Yakima’s $500 million transportation system investment. The Division strives to be good stewards of the funds allocated every year to provide safe streets for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

The Street Maintenance Division is responsible for street surface preservation, maintenance, repairs, sweeping, sidewalk repairs, arterial weed control, snow and ice control, and other seasonal service programs dedicated to the health, safety and welfare of our citizens. Streets staff maintains nearly 400 miles of public streets and 44 miles of alleys under the authority of the City.

The Traffic Operations division is responsible for the design, installation, operation and maintenance of street lighting, traffic signals, signs, and pavement marking programs for the City. Those programs include 117 traffic signals, 105 school beacons, 4700 streetlights and over 25,000 traffic signs.

Traffic Engineering is responsible for developing and maintaining traffic signal operational plans, design and review of traffic signals, striping, sign layouts, as well as traffic studies, collision analysis, collection of transportation system data, traffic impact reviews for proposed developments, transportation planning and grant applications.

Road Construction/Traffic Delays

 Street Maintenance

Traffic Operations & Engineering 

Contact Information

Public Works Department
2301 Fruitvale Boulevard
Yakima, WA 98902
Phone: 509.575.6005
Fax: 509.575.6238