Signal Work on Yakima Avenue Could Slow Your Commute
More traffic signal cabinet maintenance this month in the city of Yakima.
The work starts this week at the intersections of 1st Avenue and Yakima Avenue as well as 2nd Avenue and Yakima Avenue.
STOP SIGNS INSTEAD OF TRAFFIC LIGHTS
The intersections will be without power on Tuesday during project work hours of 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Crews will post stop signs in all four directions at the intersections while each traffic signal is dark.
THE WORK CONTINUES FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH AND INTO JUNE
On Wednesday, May 24th, crews will begin a series of traffic signal head upgrades at the following intersections:
May 24th 2nd Street & Chestnut
May 24th 3rd Street & Chestnut
May 31st 2nd Street & Walnut
June 14th 3rd Street & Walnut
June 21st 6th Street & Walnut
June 28th Summitview Ave & Custer
July 12th 3rd Ave & Washington
July 19th 24th Ave & Washington
July 26th Front Street & Walnut
MIGHT WANT TO FIND A WAY AROUND THE DARK SIGNALS
Signals at the above intersections will be out during project work hours of 6:30 am to 12:00 pm on their scheduled dates. Crews will post stop signs in all four directions at the intersections while each traffic signal is dark. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction with stop signs at the 4-way stop.
BE READY TO SLOW DOWN OR JUST AVOID THE AREAS
A press release says "this traffic signal head upgrade project is similar to one the City of Yakima completed last summer along several intersections of Yakima Avenue. Drivers are reminded 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."