Wednesday, Thursday Work Impacting Traffic on Tieton Drive
Yakima City crews are busy Thursday and Friday with street work that could impact your commute. City crews are replacing curbs and gutters on a portion of Tieton Drive and that means traffic will be impacted on a section of the road both Wednesday and Thursday, March 24 and 25. City officials say eastbound and westbound traffic will be restricted to one lane on Tieton Drive between 30th Avenue to 31st Avenue.
Also, South 31st Avenue will be closed at the intersection of South 31st Avenue and Tieton Drive. There will be no access to Tieton Drive east or westbound from South 31st Avenue.
The westbound traffic restrictions through the project area will be in place during the work hours of 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both Wednesday and Thursday. The work is expected to be finished on Thursday afternoon.
However, a news release from the city says the eastbound curb lane on Tieton Drive in the project area will remain closed overnight both Wednesday and Thursday, re-opening Friday morning, March 26th.
"Due to heavy traffic volumes on Tieton Drive, drivers can expect delays and 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.
As always, the schedule for this type of project is subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies."