If your commute takes you to the intersection of 3rd Street and Staff Sgt. Pendleton Way you might want to find a different route to where you are driving. Yakima city crews will be working on the signal at that intersection on Thursday, June 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
As a result of the work traffic at the intersection will be restricted to one lane in each direction. City officials say since the signal won't be working temporary stop signs will be in place. A press release says crews will "upgrade signal heads at the intersection, replacing 8-inch incandescent signal lights with all new 12-inch LED signal lights."

Also Thursday Water line work will result in traffic restrictions on South 3rd Avenue between Walnut Street and Chestnut Avenue Thursday June 3rd and and Friday June 4. Work on the project will begin at 7:00 a.m. and last until 3:30 p.m. both days.

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. Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the work is completed.

Authorities have been conducting emphasis patrols since the start of the year with an average of about 200 stops every week with some drivers getting warnings others being cited. Last week the patrols started focusing on area neighborhoods looking for speeders.
Police are asking drivers to slow down and pay attention especially around city construction zones where workers are busy rebuilding roadways like on North 1st Street in Yakima.

For more information about the project, contact Traffic Operations Acting Supervisor Dan Nickoloff at 576-6746.


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