Streets Closing For Underpass Construction Preparation

Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes in the area of North 1st Street and A Street tomorrow.

City of Yakima technicians will be making adjustments to the signals in that area beginning at about 7:30 am, and should be done by 5:00 pm.

The city says reconfiguring the signals is one of the steps being taken over the next few weeks in order to redirect traffice from MLK Jr. Blvd. to Yakima Avenue.

The city expects to close parts of MLK Jr. Blvd. in order to begin construction on the underpass.

Construction is expected to take about a year and a half.