Water will be turned off on Thursday and Friday, May 6 and 7 on a section of South 1st Street as Yakima city crews get busy with water line work. Not only will there be no water traffic restrictions will also be in place on South 1st Street between Mead Avenue and Washington Avenue. City officials say work on the project will begin at 7:00 a.m. and last until 3:30 p.m. on Thursday and from 3:00 a.m. to 11:00 am on Friday. City of Yakima water customers in the project area can expect water outages during the project work hours. As for traffic, the work will force traffic to be limited to one lane in both directions in the project area.

Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project area. 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 575-6005 for more information."

More work happens during the spring and summer months in the Yakima area than at any other time of year so be prepared by checking our website on a frequent basis. More roadwork will happen this summer along with work along North First Street. That area is the official entrance to the city and city crews along with a private company are working to improve the area streets, landscaping and lighting.

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