City of Yuma Road Report, July 20

A weekly list of City projects or encroachment permits

authorized by the City of Yuma affecting busy streets.

• Araby Road, I-8 – ADOT (updated)

• Avenue A, 32nd-36th

• 4th Avenue, 18th-19th streets

• 17th Street, 5th and 6th Avenue

​• Arizona Avenue, 20th-22nd streets

• 19th Street, Maple to Arizona avenues

• Factor Avenue, near 20th Street

• Downtown Infrastructure Improvements

• Palo Verde Street, 28th Avenue

• 8th Street, 21st Avenue – ADOT

• 31st Place, Avenue 7E

• 3rd Avenue, 8th-11th streets

• Avenue B, 8th-16th streets

• 9th Street, 4th-5th avenues

• 24th Street, Arizona Avenue

• Avenue 10E, 32nd-34th streets
• Arizona Avenue, near 20th Street (updated)
• County 12th Street Bridge (ADOT)

• City street maintenance

Araby Road, I-8 (ADOT)
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) advises drivers to plan ahead for lane restrictions on Interstate 8 (I-8) near Araby Road that will begin at 4 a.m. on Monday, Jul. 9. Contractors are scheduled to replace bridge barriers as part of the I-8 and Araby Road traffic interchange improvement project.

The following restrictions will be in place 24 hours a day through Aug. 17:

  • As of Jul. 9, I-8 has been reduced to one lane in both directions on a one-mile stretch between the Araby Road Exit and milepost 8.
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph.
  • a 14-foot vehicle width restriction will be in place.
  • Delays are likely, so travelers should allow extra travel time.

Drivers should plan for heavy traffic, reduced speed limits and delays. Information provided by ADOT.

Avenue A, 32nd-36th streets
Avenue A is under construction from 32nd Street to 36th Street/Desert Sun Drive. Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction and the speed limit is reduced to 25 mph. Traffic control devices will be in the area to help guide traffic through the workzone. Neighbors with access to 8th Avenue are asked to use it as an alternate route. Work is expected to be complete this fall.

Special event: The Back to School Rodeo will take place Saturday, July 21, at the Yuma Civic Center (1440 W. Desert Hills Drive)

4th Avenue, 18th-19th streets
Beginning as early as July 19, a lane closure along 4th Avenue will be in place while crews install microfiber at a location between 18th and 19th streets. Additionally, the sidewalk will be closed and the speed limited reduced to 25mph in the work zone.

17th Street, 5th-6th avenues
A project will require the closure of 17th Street between 5th and 6th avenues July 23-25.

19th St., Maple to Arizona avenues
As 19th Street undergoes a large project to replace a vintage steel main and service pipe in Yuma, there will be several closures along the roadway. A portion of 19th Street between Maple Avenue and Arizona Avenue will be closed. There may also be several alley, sidewalk and road closures in the area. Traffic devices will be set up in the greater work zone area to help direct traffic.

Arizona Avenue, 20th-22nd streets
For a total of ten working days, traffic control devices will be set up along Arizona Avenue between 20th and 22nd streets. Beginning Monday, July 23, lane closures will be in place along that portion of Arizona Avenue as crews work to remove and replace a driveway, curbs and sidewalks. This portion of work will be completed August 3.

Factor Avenue, 20th Street
Crews have begun trenching and boring across Factor Avenue as of last week, which requires shoulder work for approximately 12 days. Traffic control devices will be posted along Factor Avenue near its intersection with 20th Street. A reduced speed limit is in place.

Downtown infrastructure improvements
Gila Street will close for crews to raise manholes to grade and lay temporary lane striping. This is part of a City of Yuma Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project that will be carried out in three phases. Phase two will close Maiden Lane from 2nd Street to 3rd Street, and 2nd Street will be closed from Maiden to Gila Street.

Access will be maintained to the parking lot between Maiden Lane and Gila Street throughout the project. The third phase is slated to begin in late August. The entire CIP project is slated to be complete by the end of September.
Palo Verde Street, 28th Ave. (Lakin Ave.)
In order to abandon a gas line at a location off of Palo Verde Street, a portion of the roadway will be closed near its intersection with 28th Avenue (also known as Lakin Avenue). Palo Verde Street will remain open to through traffic but there will be a lane shift, a reduced speed limit and traffic control in place between 28th Avenue and Avenue 3E. Detours include 24th Street and/or 32nd Street, which can be accessed via Pacific Avenue or Avenue 3E. The project is to finish by the end of Aug.

8th Street, 21st Avenue – ADOT

An ADOT project to add a crosswalk for safer pedestrian crossing at 8th Street near 21st Avenue is underway. While crews are in the area, there will be lane closures along 8th Street. Signs will be posted to alert traffic of the lane reduction as they approach the area. Traffic is asked to please obey the posted speed limits and traffic signs. The project is to be completed by the end of July.

31st Place, Avenue 7E

A project to access a manhole on the south side of east 31st Place will require trenching near its intersection with Avenue 7E, and is currently underway. The work will require a lane closure in the area. It will finish in 60 days. The speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph in the area.

3rd Avenue, 8th to 11th streets

Crews are now working on the second (final) phase of improvements to 3rd Avenue between 11th Street and 14th Street. While no through traffic will be permitted, please note that access to local businesses in the area will be maintained and motorists may drive on the temporary surface to reach their destinations. Businesses and residents in the area have been notified of the work zone in advance. Traffic is asked to detour using 1st or 4th avenues, as 2nd Avenue is currently closed for another project. The restaurant located at the northeast corner of 3rd Avenue and 11th Street can still be accessed; the road to their parking lot is open although there are still "road closed to through traffic," the business is open and accessible. This second phase of work is part of the 3rd Avenue CIP project and will last approximately 90 days.

Avenue B, 8th-16th streets (updated)

A project to replace a vintage street main line is underway on Avenue B. This will require a lane closure on Avenue B, from 8th St. to 16th St. One lane will remain open in each direction along Avenue B while the project is underway. Signs will be posted to alert drivers of the upcoming closure as they approach the work zone. Lane closures will be in place in that area.

9th Street, 4th-5th avenues

Arizona Public Service (APS) will be removing and installing a pole on the southside of west 9th Street and dropping power to an adjacent parcel. Shoulder work will take place for approximately five days on 9th Street between 4th and 5th avenues while the project is underway. Additionally, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 miles per hour.

24th Street, Arizona Avenue

Crews began working near the intersection of 24th Street and Arizona Avenue in March, for a project that will require a lane closure along 24th Street near its intersection with Arizona Avenue and will call for the speed limit to be reduced to 25 mph in the work zone. The work is to be completed by the fall.

Avenue 10E, 32nd-34th streets

Subdivision and street construction will affect Avenue 10E between 32nd Street and 34th Street. Detour using Payson Avenue. Work is scheduled to complete in late Aug.

Arizona Avenue, near 20th (updated)
Road closures, lane closures and detours are to be in place as crews replace a steel main line and more than 11,000 feet of service pipe on 20th Street, between 4th and Arizona avenues. Traffic control devices will be set up in the area to help guide traffic through the work zone, as the project will require lane shifts and some sidewalk closures.

Update: Beginning Jul. 28, there will be a lane closure on 20th Street, from Arizona Avenue to Factor Avenue. The project is anticipated to finish by early to mid October.

County 12th Street Bridge, near Ave. D – (ADOT)
ADOT crews have closed County 12th Street’s bridge west of Avenue D. The project is to remove and replace the existing Yuma County bridge. Additional work includes new pavement, pavement markings and other work. The project will be underway for several months and is expected to be complete by fall 2018. Drivers and agricultural workers should use detour routes and allow extra travel time while work is underway. No left turns will be permitted west of County 12th Street at Avenue D.

Detours include County 11th Street and/or Somerton Avenue. Local traffic will be permitted east of Somerton Avenue. Farmland will be accessible; signing will guide agriculture workers through detour routes. Drivers are asked to slow down and obey posted traffic control devices.

City Street Maintenance
Asphalt maintenance operations for the week of Jul. 23-27 is as follows:

  • Avenue 7E, from 31st Place to 32nd Street (crack seal)
  • Avenue 9E, from Frontage Road to 24th Street (crack seal)
  • Rancho Serenade subdivision (crack seal)
  • Cielo Verde subdivision (crack seal)
  • Southwest corner of 38th Lane and Avenue 8E (grinding)
  • Southwest corner of 41st Lane and Desert Willow Avenue (grinding)
  • Intersection of 36th Street and Avenue 8E (grinding)
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