DRIVER ALERT. If your commute takes to the intersection of 2nd Street and Staff Sgt. Pendleton Way you need to know that traffic will be impacted by work happening in the intersection Today.
A press release from the city says traffic will be restricted at the intersection of 2nd Street and Staff Sgt. Pendleton Way on Wednesday morning, June 16th, for traffic signal improvements.

Remember the driver that arrives at the intersection first has the right-of-way in a four-way stop.

Traffic at the intersection will be restricted to one lane in each direction during the project work hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Temporary stop signs will be in place as the 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.

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.

The project is part of Phase 1 of traffic signal head upgrades in the Downtown Yakima area. Over the past month, City crews installed new 12-inch LED signal lights at the intersections of 3rd Street and Staff Sgt. Pendleton Way and 3rd Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

For more information, contact Traffic Operations Acting Supervisor Dan Nickoloff at 576-6746.

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