Yakima city crews continue to work this summer to complete sidewalk, road and other repairs before the cold weather arrives. City crews are performing water line work starting Tuesday that will result in the closure of 6th Avenue between River Road and Hathaway Street. The work is set for Tuesday, August 16 through Friday August 19. The work gets underway at 7:00 am and lasts until 3:30 pm each day. City officials say because of heavy traffic on 6th Avenue, 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.

If you live in the area access to your home will be maintained

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.The work may cause interruptions in scheduled refuse collection. Contact the City of Yakima Refuse Division at 509-575-6005 for more information.

More work will happen this summer and fall

As always, the schedule for this type of project is subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies. More work is set to happen later this month and into the month of September before crews wrap up all the work in the fall. Street crews turn to sweeping streets and preparing for a winter of clearing snow from city streets. That plowing sometimes causes damage that crews end up fixing again in the spring.  For more information about the project, contact Water Distribution Supervisor Emilio Lopez at 509-575-6196.

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