City of Yuma Road Report, Sep. 5

A weekly list of City projects or encroachment permits

issued by the City of Yuma affecting busy streets.

City projects this week include:

  • 1st Avenue, 16th Street to Orange
  • Harvard Street sewer installation

Key locations by other utilities or agencies:

  • 8th Street, avenues C to D
  • 24th Street closure at Avenue B
  • Avenue B, 16th to 20th streets
  • Avenue 2-1/2E closed Palo Verde to 24th Street
City Projects

1st Avenue reconstruction project

The City is reconstructing 1st Avenue between 16th Street and Orange Avenue, including improvements to underground water/sewer infrastructure, to sidewalks and driveways, and to surface pavement. Work continues on 1st Avenue between 8th Street and 14th Street. With local traffic exceptions, stretches of 1st Avenue in this general area are closed to through traffic.

Southwest Gas is currently working in 1st Avenue north of the City’s project.

Overall, the project is currently scheduled to be complete by the end of 2019.

Harvard Street sewer project – Kennedy Lane

Beginning Sept. 16, a contractor working for the City will be installing a sewer line that will connect to residences along Harvard Street, replacing septic systems for residents that have executed consent forms. Pavement replacement will follow.

In the earliest phase of construction work, Kennedy Lane will be restricted to northbound traffic only north of Harvard Street. Southbound traffic will be prohibited south of 23rd Street. This will

affect Gila Vista and Gwyneth Ham school dropoff and pickup patterns that use Kennedy Loop. School parents should prepare for detours and use Arizona Avenue to exit the school areas. This project is federally funded through a Community Development Block Grant under Housing and Urban Development.

City Street Maintenance
Street maintenance operations for Sept. 9-13 will take place in the following areas:

Crack seal operations

16th Street, 14th Avenue to Avenue B

Ocotillo subdivision

Grinding Operations

24th Street, Araby Road to Avenue 9E

Thermal patching

Country Estates subdivision (in preparation for slurry seal)

Rancho Serreno subdivision (in preparation for slurry seal)

Utility cuts on 4th Avenue, from 1st Street to 12th Street

Concrete sidewalk repairs

Rancho Serreno subdivision

Cielo Verde subdivision

Ocotillo subdivision

Pedestrian crosswalk repairs (The goal is to ensure all designated crosswalks are well-marked for pedestrians.)

16th Street and Yuma Palms Pkwy/Sunridge Drive

16th Street and Pacific Avenue

Other utility projects and encroachment permits

8th Street, Avenue C to Avenue D (Yuma County)

Yuma County is reconstructing and widening 8th Street between Avenue C and Avenue D. The work includes widening the roadway to a 5-lane section with sidewalks, streetlights and drainage improvements. Currently, there is shoulder work taking place on the north side of the roadway through December. In the future the roadway will be closed to through traffic, but access will be maintained to local homes and businesses. Completion of the collaborative project is anticipated by early November.

Avenue B, 16th Street to 20th Street (SW Gas)

24th Street lane restrictions

A contractor working for Southwest Gas will replace a gas line on Avenue B from 16th Street to 20th Street, with work in cross streets 24th Street, 25th Street, 26th Street and 32nd Street. Project will run the end of September. Expect lane closures on Avenue B and some possible turn restrictions.

Work this week has required the closure of 26th Street west of Avenue B.

Night work has been taking place on 24th Street resulting in lane closures from Camino Barranca to Avenue B. Daytime work has been taking place on 24th Street from just east of 18th Avenue to west of 19th Avenue, resulting in lane closures on 24th and no left turns from 19th Drive onto 24th Street.

4th Avenue at Catalina (Century Link)

Through Oct.18, pipeline installation and concrete replacement will require a closure of the right southbound lane of 4th Avenue between 28th Street and just beyond Catalina Drive.

Arizona Avenue and Palo Verde Street

Through Sept. 4, telecommunications fiber installation will a prompt lane of northbound Arizona Avenue approaching Palo Verde Street. Use extra caution approaching the 4-way stop.

8th Street, Avenue A to 10th Avenue (SW Gas)

Gas line pipe work will bring lane restrictions to 8th Street between Avenue A and 10th Avenue, while the alley between 10th Avenue and Avenue A will be closed on both sides of 8th Street. This is part of larger gas line work that will conclude in November.

Downtown gas line replacements (SW Gas)

Gas line replacement work will require detours as posted from August through December in the following downtown locations:

  • Madison Avenue between 1st and 2nd streets.
  • 2nd Street between Madison Avenue and 1st Avenue (night work).
  • Madison Avenue between 2nd Street and City Plaza (night work).
  • Alley between 3rd and 4th avenues, from 1st Street to Giss Parkway.

16th Streets, 31st Drive (SW Gas)

Southwest Gas has a 5-day project where contractors will be placing sections of main lines along the westbound side of 16th Street in the area of 31st Drive. The right lane will be closed for approximately 3 blocks. Traffic will be reduced to one lane each direction on 16th Street. This work is expected to take place at night. Work should wrap in September.

14th Avenue, Ridgeview Drive (SW Gas)

Southwest Gas has a 5-day project where contractors will be placing sections of main lines along the northbound side of 14th Avenue between Ridgeview Drive and 19th Street. Traffic will be reduced to one lane with flaggers on site to control directional flow.

25th-27th streets, Virginia Drive (SW Gas)

From Aug. 1 through as long as Dec. 1, Southwest Gas contractors will be replacing main lines in the areas between 4th Avenue and 1st Avenue and between 25th Street and 27th Street. Affected streets will include 25th Street, Virginia Drive, 27th Street, and the alley between Maple and Hacienda.

24th Street, Avenue 9E (SW Gas)

Gas line pipe replacement will bring lane restrictions to 24th Street approaching Avenue 9E from the west. Work is expected to wrap by Sept. 13.

Avenue A, 13th to 14th streets (APS)

APS pole service will require traffic to shift to the center lane of Avenue A between 14th Street and 13th Street between Sept. 9-13.

Avenue 7E south of 24th Street (SW Gas)

Southwest Gas will be working on service stub lines along Avenue 7E and intersecting side streets south of 24th Street through October. Lanes will be narrowed in work zones.

Avenue C at 16th Street

The right southbound lane of Avenue C will be closed approaching 16th Street for upcoming pavement replacement at H.L. Suverkrup Elementary School parking lot. Exact project dates were not available; however, permit stipulates work will be completed by Oct. 25.

12th Street west of Avenue A (SW Gas)

12th Street will be closed immediately west of Avenue A for gas line replacement. Detour is 11th Street. Exact work dates were unavailable; however, the permit expires Oct. 25.

32nd Street shoulder work (Century Link)

Century Link will be working on its infrastructure in manholes on the shoulder of 32nd Street between Avenue 3E and Avenue 8E. While no lane closures are expected, motorists are asked to be aware of workers and drive with caution. Work will conclude by mid-September.

Avenue 6E, near 44th Place (APS)

APS is working in the shoulder of Avenue 6E near 44th Place to install infrastructure for the Driftwood subdivisions. No lane closures are in effect; however, motorists are advised to drive with caution near workers.

Avenue C, near 28th Street (Water Users)

Avenue C will be narrowed with reduced speed limit in a zone 500 feet on both sides of the intersection with 28th Street for irrigation canal culvert work by Yuma County Water Users’ Association. This is a 5-day project; however, start date has not yet been finalized.

3rd Street, 4th Avenue – Avenue A (Century Link)

Century Link has a five-month project to repair telephone cable along 3rd Street, between 4th Avenue and Avenue A. The project which will involve accessing manholes will cause lane closures and in some areas sidewalk closures.

APS pole work, various locations (APS)

APS will conduct pole maintenance and install new infrastructure on existing poles throughout the area through September 2019. While work will mostly occur on shoulders, some lane narrowing and shifting will take place within work zones. Work zones the City is aware of include the following:

  • 19th Street between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue
  • 24th Street and 22nd Drive
  • 3rd Street and 8th Avenue
  • 1st Street and San Clemente Drive
  • 10th Avenue and 3rd Street
  • Avenue B and Country Lane
  • Avenue A, east side south of 22nd Street.
  • Avenue 3E north of 40th Street.
  • 32nd Street from Avenue C and 28th Drive.
  • Avenue 4E and 36th Street.
  • 3rd Street east of Avenue B.
  • Avenue A at the northeast corner of 16th Street.
  • 15th Street and Avenue A.
  • 32nd Street at S.R. 195.
  • 37th Street at Avenue 5E.
  • North Frontage Road and Mesa Avenue.
  • Avenue 8E south of 24th Street.
  • 12th Avenue south of 7th Street.
  • Araby Road south of 24th Street.
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