If you are driving in Yakima Thursday your commute could see some delays. Yakima City crews are busy Thursday repairing a wastewater line that's impacting traffic on Tieton Drive. A news release from the city of Yakima says crews will be working on the project from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday.
During the work hours, the project could impact your commute. Traffic will be limited to to one lane in each direction on Tieton Drive between 80th Avenue and 79th Avenue.

The work is expected to help improve wastewater flows in the west part of the city.

Due to heavy traffic volumes on Tieton Drive, drivers can expect delays and 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.

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 Wastewater Operations Superintendent Marc Cawley at 249-6854."