Yakima city crews will be busy on Wednesday morning, May 5 at a popular intersection and the work could impact your commute. City crews are working on a signal at the intersection of 3rd Street and Lincoln Avenue. As a result of the work city officials say traffic at the intersection will be restricted to one lane in each direction during the project. The work starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Temporary stop signs will be in place as the traffic signal will be off during the project work hours. That means the 4-way stop rule will be in place during the work.

In a 4-way stop the first car to arrive at the intersection has the right of way. Authorities say it doesn't matter where the vehcile is located or what direction it is traveling. The rule always applies to the person who has arrived at the stop sign first.

Yakima city crews will be upgrading the signal heads at the intersection, replacing 8-inch incandescent signal lights with all new 12-inch LED signal lights so they're easier for drivers to see in all kinds of weather conditions. A city press release says;

"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. "

More work happens during the spring and summer months in the Yakima area than at any other time of year so be prepared by checking our website on a frequent basis. More roadwork will happen this summer along with work along North First Street. That area is the official entrance to the city and city crews along with a private company are working to improve the area streets, landscaping and lighting.

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