Traffic delays expected due to Yakima sewer line extension

CITY OF YAKIMA NEWS RELEASE -- A project to extend an industrial waste sewer line will result in the closure of an alley just east of 1st Street next week between Nob Hill Boulevard and Arlington Street.

The closure begins on Monday, April 7th and continues until Wednesday, April 16th. Following completion of the alley work, activity will shift to Arlington Street, where motorists can expect one lane traffic between April 16th and May 1st in the construction zone.

As part of the industrial waste sewer extension project, a domestic sanitary sewer main is also being rehabilitated between Ranch Rite Road and Arlington Street. Construction activities may temporarily affect homeowners and businesses adjacent to the project. Property owners will be notified a minimum of 24 hours prior to any service disruption.

During the project, traffic delays in the area are likely to occur. Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the project is completed.
Access to homes and businesses in the project area will be impacted, but will be maintained when possible. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project area if necessary.

As always, the schedule for this type of project is subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies.
P.O.W. Contracting, Inc., a Pasco-based firm, is serving as the primary contractor on the industrial waste sewer extension project.

For additional information regarding this project, contact Wastewater Operations Manager Marc Cawley at 576-6303.