City looks great as road and signage work continues


There is a lot of road, signal and water pipe work going on around Yakima City as the summer months approach. City officials said traffic would be disrupted and restricted on Friday at the intersection of 40th Avenue and Lincoln to replace a damaged traffic light pole base. They say the northbound curb lane will be closed during the project from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The base of the posts to be replaced is at the northeast corner of the intersection.
The municipal teams are also busy Friday with work on the water pipes. The work caused traffic restrictions on 3rd Avenue South between Walnut Street and Chestnut Avenue on Friday June 4th. Work on the project will start at 7:00 a.m. and last until 3:30 p.m.

Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project area. Due to the high traffic volumes on 3rd Avenue South, drivers can expect delays.

Much of the work around the city has been delayed due to the pandemic and still due to the weather. However, city crews are now returning to normal as the pandemic now abates.

Due to the high volume of traffic, drivers can expect delays in all areas of the project. Drivers should use alternative routes if possible until the end of the work.

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

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

For more information on the project, contact Acting Traffic Operations Supervisor Dan Nickoloff at 576-6746.

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