Yakima city crews continue work on city streets while the weather will allow. They'll be busy Thursday with water line work that will cause traffic restrictions on South 1st Street between Ranchrite Road and South 6th Street.

Water will be off in the area during the project Thursday

The work gets underway at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm Thursday. If you live in the area you can expect water outages during the project work hours.

Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project area during scheduled work hours.

It's a popular area so you can expect delays

Due to heavy traffic volumes on South 1st Street, drivers can expect delays. Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the work is completed.

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

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

The repairs may cause interruptions in scheduled refuse collection. Contact the City of Yakima Refuse Division at 509-575-6005 for more information.

As always, the schedule for this type of project is subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies."

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