It's back to work at a busy Yakima city intersection this week. Work started last Thursday at 56th and Tieton as crews prepared for a grind and overlay project Monday through Wednesday.

AVOID THE INTERSECTION IF YOU WANT TO AVOID TRAFFIC

The work will close access to the popular intersection that sees thousands of drivers every day. Get ready for slowdowns if you are driving at peak morning commute time.
Today starts a big project to grind and overlay the intersection.
The work is set to happen between the hours of 6:00AM to 4:00PM. City officials say the work will happen Monday through Wednesday of this week.
During the work expect traffic slow downs.

THE PROJECT WILL END ON THURSDAY

Traffic impacts will be as follows:

Monday, September 20th - traffic will be one lane in each direction.
Tuesday, September 21st - traffic will be one lane in each direction until 10:00 am. The intersection will then be closed to thru traffic from 10:00AM to 3:00PM that day. Only local access will be available on 56th Avenue between Chestnut Street and Tieton Drive.
Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 22nd and 23rd - traffic will be one lane in each direction so crews can replace manhole covers and water valves.

The City will have flaggers on site to help drivers access their homes and businesses and also assist emergency vehicles through the work areas as needed.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area if possible. They are also reminded the speed limit in all work zones is 20 miles per hour.

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