Yakima city crews continue working in the city performing jobs they can't get done in the winter months. Ongoing work continues on North 1st Street until the end of the year.

POWERHOUSE IS CLOSED PECKS TO COWICHE CANYON ROAD

Crews this week have started work on a section of Powerhouse Road to install a sewer and rebuild the road. The work started on Monday and will continue through the end of the month. The city on Monday closed Powerhouse Road from Pecks Canyon Road to Cowiche Canyon Road. Signs are posted directing drivers to detour around the project area via U.S. Highway 12. If you live in the area it's open to local traffic. A city press release says 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.

YOUR GARBAGE DAY MAY BE IMPACTED

The speed limit for local traffic through the work area is 20 miles per hour.
The project may cause interruptions in scheduled refuse collection. Customers may contact the City of Yakima Refuse Division at 575-6005 with any questions or concerns.

POLICE ARE WATCHING FOR SPEEDERS AROUND CONSTRUCTION ZONES

Yakima Police say they're continuing emphasis patrols in the city looking for people who aren't paying attention and who don't obey the speed limit. Officers say they're concentrating on construction zones because of the danger drivers sometimes pose to workers in the zones. So far this year no workers have been injured working in construction zones in the city and police are hoping to keep it that way until the projects are finished.

As always, schedules for these types of projects are subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies.

For additional information about these projects, contact Construction Supervisor Bruce Floyd at 575-6138.

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