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Chip sealing work on Yakima streets returns Monday

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YAKIMA, Wash. – Crews have been performing chip sealing work on Nob Hill Blvd. all this week and they'll be back at it on Monday.

While crews pause for the weekend, drivers still need to adjust for the gravel on the road.

 Joe Rosenlund is the Streets and Traffic Manager for the City of Yakima. He says the project is a temporary inconvenience but will be worth it after all the work is done.

"We thank everybody for keeping speeds down and their patience while we go through this," he said. "I think they'll be a lot happier with the road, it'll be a much better road after we're all done with it."

Crews are primarily working overnight but the city still advises you avoid those work zones. The project stretches from 3rd Ave. to 40th Ave. on Nob Hill Blvd. and on 18th St. work is running between Nob Hill Blvd. and Mead Ave.

When driving on the gravel, drivers are asked to reduce their speed and follow all posted signs. City staff say this will limit the dust created and will help the rock chips from spreading onto unintended streets.

Work will pick up again on Monday at 6:30 p.m. and run through the next day until 4:30 a.m. all week.