Yakima city crews are busy this week with road work and the removal of a tree on South 5th Avenue. The tree removal project will require closing a section of 5th Avenue Tuesday,  July 5th. From 6:00 am to 4:00 pm, 5th Avenue will be closed between D Street and Cherry Avenue for the tree removal. A press release from the city says access will be maintained as much as possible to homes and businesses in the project area. Flaggers will be on site and detours will be posted. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project area if necessary. The repairs may cause interruptions or delays in scheduled refuse collection. If you have any questions contact the City of Yakima Refuse Division at 509-575-6005 for more information.

Crews are busy Tuesday with asphalt work on Lincoln Avenue

You may want to avoid the area because of the heavy traffic volume. Some delays are expected.
City crews are also busy Tuesday with asphalt restoration work that will result in traffic restrictions on Lincoln Avenue between 36th Avenue and 37th Avenue. Work on the project happens between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm.

You may want to avoid both areas because of the heavy traffic

Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project area. Due to heavy traffic volumes on Lincoln Avenue, drivers can expect delays. Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the work is completed. Drivers are reminded that the speed limit through all traffic-related works zones within the City of Yakima is 20 miles-per-hour.

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