Major roadwork on Summitview Avenue in Yakima begins Monday. The project will resurface portions of Summitview Avenue and replace ramps and may impact the short route to Yakima. City officials say drivers will see lane closures on Summitview Avenue from 40th Avenue to 48th Avenue and 56th Avenue to 72nd Avenue during the project from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays until the end of the month.
Work is expected to continue until October
The work and traffic impacts are expected to continue until Thursday, October 6. Drivers are reminded that the speed limit in all traffic-related work zones in the City of Yakima is 20 miles per hour. Access to residences and businesses in the project area will be maintained as far as possible.
A tree-cutting project will also impact traffic on Monday
Also on Monday, a section of 16th Avenue will be reduced to one lane for a tree-cutting project at Milroy Park.
A city news release says northbound traffic on 16th Avenue will be one lane between Browne Avenue and Lincoln Avenue during construction from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. The sidewalk along this section of 16th Avenue will be closed for the duration of the project.
“The trees are at the end of their life cycle and have become a potential hazard to users of Milroy Park as well as those traveling along 16th Avenue,” said Ken Wilkinson, director of parks and recreation. Due to the high volume of traffic, motorists can expect delays in the project area. Drivers should use alternate routes where possible until work is complete.
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