A new roadway is on the way. Lots of road work is happening around the city like it does every spring and summer. And this year is no different.
Yakima City crews will start a project on Monday that's expected to disrupt traffic for more than a month. The work on Mead Avenue will force the closure of the road from Fair Avenue to 18th Street for six weeks as crews tear out and replace the existing roadway. The work is expected to be completed by Friday, May 14.
Yakima city officials say while the section of Mead Avenue will be closed to traffic from Fair Avenue to 18th Street access to the area will still be available to homes and businesses in the project area. City official also say emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project area if necessary. All the work will happen in two installments,
starting with the section from Fair Avenue to 14th Street. That will be followed by a second and final phase from 14th Street to 18th Street. Detours will be posted in the project area. If you don't live in the area but your commute takes you through the project area you'll want to find a new route because the area will be closed for 6 weeks.

No doubt city services like garbage service will be interrupted. If you have any questions about scheduled refuse collection contact the City of Yakima Refuse Division at 575-6005 for more information.

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

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