Yakima city crews are starting the annual chip sealing program was supposed to start on Monday but mechanical issues delayed the work. Tuesday work will start on Nob Hill Boulevard and Washington Avenue between 64th Avenue and 75th Avenue. A press release says 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.

Road closures and delays are expected to so plan your commute

City officials say there will be road closures and detours during the project. The chip seal program in these areas is expected to last three to four weeks.
Other work starting Tuesday includes a project to grind and overlay the intersection of 17th Avenue and Summitview Avenue. The work will impact traffic Tuesday, June 28th from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm. Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane at the intersection during the work and there'll be no lane reductions for westbound traffic.

If you drive in the chip seal areas slow down

Access will be maintained as much as possible to homes and businesses in the project area. "Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project area if necessary.
Because of heavy traffic volume, drivers can expect delays in the project area. 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.
As always, the schedule for this type of project is subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies.
For more information about the project, contact Acting Street Maintenance Supervisor Jay Kendall at 509-575-6443."

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