Repaving Work Underway On Yakima Greenway
Your spring walk, run or bike day could be disrupted by paving work on the Yakima Greenway this month. The work is being performed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along the Yakima River in coordination with Yakima County and the City of Yakima. The work started Monday morning and will continue until about June 15. A press release from the Greenway says trail paving will be performed in three locations primarily east of the City of Yakima and the City of Union Gap.
The work started Monday, June 6
Work that started Monday is north of El Mirador along the Greenway trail.
The second location is slightly farther upstream of the Yakima River near the new Rotary playground.
The last repair site is south of State Route-24 near the City of Yakima Wastewater Treatment Plant. The press release says "those portions of the Greenway trail will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists during construction to ensure public safety as trucks and equipment will be entering and exiting the site frequently. Signs will be in place at location of the closures."
The work is after repairs were made earlier this year
Greenway officials says the work is the result of damages caused while repairing the levee in January.
In case you don't know the Yakima Greenway is a 10-mile paved trail that runs along the Yakima and Naches Rivers. When the water rises it sometimes damages the Greenway pathway.
The heart of the Greenway is the large green Sarg Hubbard Park.