Your commute could be impacted this week as city crews work on a project involving “crack sealing” that impact traffic along a portion of Summitview Avenue on from Monday, March 12th through Friday, March 16th.
City of Yakima crews will be filing cracks along the section of Summitview from 40th Avenue to 48th Avenue from March 12th to March 16th.  Work on the project will take place from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm each day.
Traffic restrictions will be in place while the project is underway.  Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction in the project area.
Crack sealing is one of the most inexpensive forms of road maintenance and is an effective method of preventing water from penetrating the roadbed and causing further damage including, most notably, potholes.  Cracks caused by fatigue, changes in temperature, regular traffic use, etc. are first cleaned using pressurized air.  Cracks are then filled with an asphalt emulsion, thereby preserving not only the roadbed, but the pavement adjacent to the cracks.