Work on 3rd Street Wednesday to Impact Traffic
Drivers will see traffic restriction at the intersection of 3rd Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Wednesday morning, May 19th, for traffic signal improvements. City crews will be working on the signal at the intersection from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Temporary stop signs will be in place as the traffic signal will be off during the project work hours. Crews will upgrade signal heads at the intersection, replacing 8-inch incandescent signal lights with all new 12-inch LED signal lights.
Traffic at the intersection will be restricted to one lane in each direction. Authorities say remember in a 4-way stop the first car to arrive at the intersection has the right of way.
City officials also say the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard parking lane next to Yakima City Hall will be closed to vehicles during the project. Those entering and exiting the City Hall parking lot will need to do so via 3rd Street while traffic signal improvements are underway.
Temporary stop signs will be in place as the traffic signal will be off from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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.
As always, the schedule for this type of project is subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies.
For more information about the project, contact Streets and Traffic at 576-6430."