TRAFFIC ALERT. Your commute could be impacted today during traffic signal work at 16th Avenue and Fruitvale Boulevard Today. That's because the traffic signals at the intersection of 16th Avenue and Fruitvale Boulevard will be shut down temporarily for most of the day on Thursday while a signal cabinet and signal pole damaged during the winter are changed out.

City of Yakima crews will be working on installing a new signal controller and signal pole at that intersection until about 6:00 pm Thursday. While the work is underway, the signals at the 16th Avenue and Fruitvale intersection will not be working.  Yakima Police Department personnel will be directing drivers through the intersection while the project is ongoing.  Drivers should be especially attentive while traveling through the project area.

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

During the project, traffic delays in the area are likely to occur.  Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the project is completed.

Access to homes and businesses in the area will be maintained as best as possible.