YAKIMA — Motorists can expect traffic delays at scattered sites across Yakima as road work continues until the end of the month.
City crews are grinding the top surface of a number of streets, repairing the subsurface area and then repaving, said city streets and traffic supervisor Joe Rosenlund.
Most of the work is being done at night, starting about 7 or 8 and continuing until 6 a.m., he said.
The streets and traffic division will be conducting grind and overlay projects at Washington Avenue and South First Street; sections of 16th Avenue and Walnut Street; Summitview Avenue, near 48th Avenue; and Tieton Drive from 32nd to 40th avenues.
A related project will impact traffic on sections of Fair Avenue, Washington Avenue and 64th Avenue from Monday through Thursday. Some streets will be closed to traffic overnight.
The city is spending $5 million this year completing the grind and overlay project to significantly improves the drivability and safety of the road surface.
Access to homes and businesses in the project areas will be maintained as best as possible and emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project areas, if necessary.
City officials said the schedule is subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies.