Asphalt restoration work will result in traffic restrictions on Tieton Drive between 32nd Avenue and 29th Avenue starting tomorrow Wednesday, July 7h through Thursday July 8th. Work on the project will begin each day at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm.

Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project area. Due to heavy traffic volumes on Tieton Drive, drivers can expect delays. Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the work is completed.

Drivers are reminded that the speed limit through all traffic-related works zones within the City of Yakima is 20 miles-per-hour.


Road work and road projects continue in the city of Yakima. Crews are always busy during the summer months with projects that need to be finished before the fall. City crews are in fact busy this week with work that could impact your commute. The project aim is to  replace the existing water main and water utility services and the work will close a portion of South 1st Street and East Mead Avenue to traffic beginning Tuesday, July 6.

A news release from the city;

The project includes replacing an aging and undersized water line and water services along South 1st Street south of East Mead Avenue, and along East Mead Avenue between South 1st Street and South Fair Avenue.

The project is expected to be completed by late August.

East Mead Avenue will be closed to thru traffic between South Fair Avenue and South 1st Street during regularly scheduled project work hours of 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Thursday.

At least one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction on South 1st Street during construction.

The project contractor, Ken Leingang Excavating, Inc. of Yakima, will begin construction on Tuesday, July 6th, on South 1st Street. Next week’s construction activities may affect access to properties on South 1st Street and on East Mead Avenue periodically throughout the project area and may cause some minor inconvenience.

Local access to residents and businesses will be maintained as best as possible. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project area when necessary. 

As always, the schedule for this type of project is subject to change daily depending on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies.

Drivers are reminded that the speed limit through all traffic-related work zones within the City of Yakima is 20 miles-per-hour.

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