Yakima city crews will be busy Wednesday through Friday with water line work that cause traffic restrictions on South 1st Street between Maple Street and Spruce Street. The work is set to happen Wednesday, September 18 through Friday, September 20.  The work will start at 7:00 a.m. and last until 3:30 p.m. each day. Traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction in the area. A news release from the city says
"due to heavy traffic volumes on South 1st Street, 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 work zones within the City of Yakima is 20 miles-per-hour.
Access to homes and businesses in the project area will be maintained as best as possible and emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project area if necessary.
The repairs may cause interruptions in scheduled refuse collection. Contact the City of Yakima Refuse Division at 575-6005 for more information.

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