Decoration removal could cause traffic delays in Yakima

CITY OF YAKIMA NEWS RELEASE -- Crews from the City of Yakima will be removing 80 lighted downtown holiday decorations on Tuesday, January 7th.

During the operation, traffic will be restricted at times to a single lane along Yakima Avenue to permit City trucks and equipment access to the
decorations, which are hanging above ground on street light and utility poles.

The lane restrictions on Yakima Avenue will only affect traffic in the immediate area where crews are working.

The work will begin around 7:30 am along the south side of Yakima Avenue and continue working eastward. Once that work is completed, crews will move to the north side of Yakima Avenue near the Yakima Convention Center and continue west to 1st Street.

Removal of the decorations along Yakima Avenue and on side streets between MLK, Jr. Blvd and Chestnut Avenue is expected to be completed by around 2:30 pm on Tuesday.