City of Yuma Road Report, July 19

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
  • Crosswalks at area schools

Key locations by other utilities or agencies:

  • 8th Street, avenues C to D
  • 24th Street eastbound closure, 8E to Otondo
  • Avenue B, 16th to 20th streets
  • 16th Street at Yuma Palms Parkway
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. Right now,16th Street is reduced to one lane in each direction, with left turns prohibited, near 1st Avenue, and 1st Avenue is fully closed from 12th Street to 16th Street.

Sewer work in 16th Street has been completed and the contractor is now working to restore the pavement. A new asphalt surface course will be installed between Maple Avenue and 2nd Avenue. Lane restrictions on 16th Street are anticipated to continue through the third week in July.

Southwest Gas is currently working in 1st Avenue north of the City’s project. Monday, July 22, 10th Street will be closed between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue between 5:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

City Street Maintenance
Street maintenance operations for July 22-26 will take place in the following locations.

Crack seal operations

1st Street 500 feet south along Avenue B
8th Street from Avenue B to Clifford Avenue
8th Avenue from 24th Street to 32nd Street


Avenue 3E southbound lane south of 32nd Street, July 23-24

Concrete sidewalk repairs

The summer heat has caused sidewalks to buckle upward, creating a tripping hazard. Public Works maintenance crews will be working on sidewalk repairs in the following areas:

Desert Oasis

Araby Crossing

Trail Estates

Vista Del Sol

Pedestrian crosswalk repairs

While students are off for summer break, Public Works will perform crosswalk maintenance around school zones. The goal is to ensure all designated crosswalks are well marked for the upcoming school year. The following schools will be reviewed and repaired: Gila Vista, McGraw, Kofa, Palmcroft, Aztec High, Yuma Lutheran and Rolle Elementary.

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.

24th Street partial closure, 8E to Otondo (SW Gas)

The morning of July 22 thorugh the evening of July 23, eastbound 24th Street will be closed between Avenue 8E and Otondo Drive. Eastbound traffic will be routed to detour using 26th Street. This is for gas line work.

Avenue B, 13th Lane (APS)

The right southbound lane of Avenue B will be closed in the immediate vicinity of 13th Lane for APS pole maintenance. The sidewalk in the area will be closed as well. Work will take place for a single day between July 22-26.

14th Avenue, 19th Street to Ridgeview (SW Gas)

Between July 15-29, 14th Avenue lanes will be narrowed and street parking prohibited between 19th Street and Ridgeview Drive for gas main installation.

16th Street, 31st Drive (SW Gas)

Through July 29, the right westbound lane of 16th Street will be closed in the vicinity of 31st Drive for gas line replacement.

16th Street, Yuma Palms (TrueNet)

Aug. 12-19, the right westbound turn lane of 16th Street turning onto northbound Yuma Palms Parkway will be closed for telecommunications fiber installation.

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

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.

Avenue 2-1/2E at 24th Street (APS)

APS will replace an underground line along 24th Street through the end of August. Work will take place on the eastbound shoulder of 24th Street; while lane closures are not planned, motorists are asked to obey speed limit in the work zone. Avenue 2-1/2E will have a southbound lane closure south of 24th.

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 3E, near MCAS Main Gate (APS)

APS will work in the northbound shoulder of Avenue 3E near the MCAS Main Gate for switch replacement on a pole. Time frame for this single-day project is Aug. 5-9.

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, 13th-25th avenues (Century Link)

Telephone cable maintenance will cause lane narrowing on 3rd Street between 13th Avenue and 25th Avenue. Work will conclude no later than mid-August.

3rd Street, 4th-5th avenues (APS)

The right eastbound lane of 3rd Avenue will be narrowed between 5th Avenue and 4th Avenue for APS pole work. This is a 5-day project.

Avenue 9E, 24th Street rail crossing (Union Pacific)

July 14-16, flaggers will direct traffic at the Avenue 9E railroad crossing south of 24th Street "while machines travel through on the track."

24th Street at Avenue 9E (SW Gas)

Southwest Gas is conducting main pipe replace on 24th Street west of Avenue 9E. Lane restrictions, speed limit reduction and bike lane closure will take place. This section is part of a larger project on 24th Street expected to wrap by September.

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.

Avenue 3E at 40th Street, 32nd Street

There will be lane closures along Avenue 3E at 40th Street, 32nd Street and at the intersection of Avenue 4E and 41st place through Aug. 6 for a Century Link project that requires access to manholes. A reduced speed limit will also be in place.

APS pole work, various locations (APS)

APS will install new SCS reclosers 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:

  • 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.
  • County 11th Street and Westwind.
  • Near the corner of Avenue 5E and E. County 10th Street.
  • South Frontage Road near Avenue 9E.
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