Yakima explores new options to stop 45th Avenue speeders

Yakima explores new options to stop 45th Avenue speeders
YAKIMA, Wash. -- KIMA learned Yakima is exploring new options to fix what neighbors along 45th Avenue call a serious speeding problem.

The primary concern is the stretch between Summitview Avenue and Tieton Drive.

One idea would close part of the street and make a cul-de-sac.

Yakima proposed one-way streets in the past, but not all of the neighbors were on board, because of fears that the traffic would just be diverted to nearby roads.

A study by Yakima found around 600 cars use the street daily with lot of them are going to schools nearby.

"I'm out here a lot because I do a lot of gardening, a lot of yard work. And, so I'm constantly telling people that you have to slow down! This is a very, very used neighborhood with a lot of people around," said neighbor Linda Hammond.

Another idea would add speed bumps. There will be a public hearing on the next proposal.