Traffic Alert: 1 lane of Yakima Ave. shut down

CITY OF YAKIMA NEWS RELEASE -- The outside, eastbound lane of Yakima Avenue from 7th Avenue through the 6th Avenue intersection will be closed likely until the afternoon on Thursday, June 20th so repairs can be made to a loose trolley track.

City of Yakima Streets Division crews will begin repairing the loose trolley track Thursday morning. The portion of the track that has been loosening for some time is crossed by cars traveling in the outside, eastbound lane of Yakima Avenue at the intersection of 6th Avenue and Yakima Avenue.

The City Streets Division decided to close the lane today because the portion of track has loosened to the point that it may pose a hazard to drivers.

Repairs to the section of trolley track that has loosened are expected to be completed on Thursday.