City Work At Busy Intersection Could Slow Commute
Yakima City crews will be busy this week and next with street projects that could slow you down. The projects happen at the intersection of 56th Avenue and Tieton Drive.
THE PROJECT WILL LIMIT TRAFFIC FROM 6AM TO 4PM
The first project starts Thursday, September 16th, the City of Yakima Streets Division will lower manholes and water valves at the intersection. It's a long day of work that limits traffic to one lane in each direction. The project work hours are set for 6:00AM to 4:00PM.
The work at the intersection continues next week as well. The city crews will return to the intersection on Monday for a project to grind and overlay the roadway that will happen between the hours of 6:00AM to 4:00PM. City officials say the work will happen Monday through Thursday of next week.
MORE WORK IS PLANNED FOR NEXT WEEK STARTING MONDAY
Traffic impacts will be as follows:
Monday, September 20th - traffic will be one lane in each direction.
Tuesday, September 21st - traffic will be one lane in each direction until 10:00 am. The intersection will then be closed to thru traffic from 10:00AM to 3:00PM that day. Only local access will be available on 56th Avenue between Chestnut Street and Tieton Drive.
Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 22nd and 23rd - traffic will be one lane in each direction so crews can replace manhole covers and water valves.
WATCH FOR FLAGGERS AND OTHERS IN THE INTERSECTION
The City will have flaggers on site to help drivers access their homes and businesses and also assist emergency vehicles through the work areas as needed.
Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area if possible. They are also reminded the speed limit in all work zones is 20 miles per hour.