Yakima city crews are busy with many road and signal projects throughout the city and especially in the downtown area. Other work however is happening in other areas that could impact your travel. City crews are busy Thursday, June 17 with a project on 16th Avenue. A press release from the city says northbound traffic on a section of 16th Avenue will be limited to one lane, Thursday, June 17th.

City of Yakima crews will replace sidewalk on 16th Avenue, just north of Cherry Avenue. Northbound traffic on 16th Avenue will be one lane for about 200 feet, starting at Cherry Avenue, during project work hours of 6:00 am to 2:00 pm Thursday.

The work is ongoing along North First Street in Yakima as crews create a new road surface and a host of other changes to the area. The area is traditionally known as the entrance to the city so city officials have pledged millions of dollars in upgrade work that will be finished later this year.

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

Access will be maintained as much as possible to homes and businesses in the project area. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project area if necessary.

For more information about the project, contact Acting Street Maintenance Supervisor Jay Kendall at 575-6443.

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