Lots of road, signal and water line work is happening around the city of Yakima as the summer months approach. City officials say traffic will be disrupted and restricted on Friday at the intersection of 40th Avenue and Lincoln to replace a damaged traffic signal pole base. They say the northbound curb lane will be closed during the project from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The pole base to be replaced is at the northeast corner of the intersection.
City crews are also busy Friday with water line work. The work is causing traffic restrictions on South 3rd Avenue between Walnut Street and Chestnut Avenue Friday June 4th. Work on the project will begin at 7:00 a.m. and last until 3:30 p.m.

Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project area. Due to heavy traffic volumes on South 3rd Avenue, drivers can expect delays.

Much of the work around the city was delayed because of the pandemic and always because of the weather. City crews however are now getting back to normal as the pandemic is now easing.

Because of heavy traffic volume, drivers can expect delays in all the project areas. 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.

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 Traffic Operations Acting Supervisor Dan Nickoloff at 576-6746.

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