City of Yuma Road Report, Mar. 17

Yuma ArizonaA weekly list of City projects or encroachment permits 

authorized by the City of Yuma affecting busy streets.


• 16th Street and 4th Avenue intersection
• I-8 and Giss Parkway – ADOT
• 1st Ave., 24th – 26th streets
• 18th St., 4th-6th avenues
• Magnolia Ave., 3rd St. – Colorado St.
• Highway 95, Ave. 2E – 7E
• 8th St., Castle Dome – Pacific Ave.
• Avenue 3E and US 95 – ADOT (updated)
• U.S. 95 at Fortuna Wash – ADOT
• Arizona Avenue, 24th Street
• 5th Avenue, near 9th Street
• 20th Street, Arizona – Walnut avenues
• I-8 west of 4th Avenue – Caltrans
• City street maintenance


16th Street and 4th Avenue

Work to widen and improve the 16th Street and 4th Avenue intersection is underway. One lane of through traffic will remain open in each direction. Right turn restrictions remain in place for large trucks and semitrailers. Access the Yuma Mesa Shopping Center via northbound 4th Avenue or eastbound 16th Street; left turns in and out of the center will be prohibited from this point forward.


The City asks all motorists to plan ahead and to obey the reduced speed limit. Those using residential streets as detour routes are asked to respect the 25 mph speed limit and be attentive for children and pets. While business access will be maintained at all times, those seeking through traffic routes may wish to avoid the construction zone, using roads such as 24th St., 8th St., or 32nd St. for east-west through traffic, and Arizona Ave., Ave. A, Pacific Ave., or Ave. B for north-south through traffic.


Interstate 8 and Giss Parkway – ADOT

An Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) project to improve the interchange area of westbound Interstate 8 and Giss Parkway is scheduled to begin in March, and will take approximately seven months to complete. The $1.8 million project will consist of the construction of a two-lane roundabout at the interchange to accommodate commercial trucks and other large vehicles. Work will also improve drainage, intersection lighting, signage and lane striping. Additionally, “Share the Road” signs will be installed to make accommodations for cyclists. Access to businesses near the work zone will be maintained during construction. Closures of the I-8 westbound ramps are to be expected while work is underway. Drivers will be asked to use alternate routes, including the 16th Street exit. The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced. Drivers should watch for construction personnel and equipment, and obey all posted speed limits and signs.

1st Ave., 24th – 26th streets

Beginning as early as March 6, crews will begin a project to relocate a waterline along 1st Avenue and Madison Avenue, between 24th and 26th streets. Additionally, they will be replacing pavement along 1st Avenue and replacing four sewer manholes in that area. Work is scheduled to be complete by July 4.

18th St., 4th-6th avenues

A project to install a bond wire on 18th Street between 4th and 6th avenues will require a road closure. Work will take a total of one day, and will be scheduled sometime before May 27. During the one-day project, there will be a partial closure of 18th Street. Additionally, 5th Avenue will be closed to through traffic between 17th and 18th Street. Detours include 4th and 6th avenues.

Drivers will not be permitted to use the nearby alleyways that are located between 4th and 5th avenues and between 5th and 6th avenues as a detour.


Magnolia Ave., 3rd St. – Colorado St.

A partial closure along Magnolia Avenue will be needed for shoulder work along the roadway from 3rd Street to Colorado Street, and then east to 9th Avenue, as crews access a manhole to pull a fiber cable through an existing conduit. Work is to be completed by May 26. Traffic control signs will be posted in the work zones as crews move throughout the area. Additionally, there will be no parking permitted along some sidewalks near the work zone while crews are in the area.


Highway 95, Avenue 2E – 7E

There will be a lane closure along 16th Street/Highway 95 for Arizona Public Service (APS) to do power pole inspections between Avenue 2E and 7E, during which time they will have a moving bucket truck set up in the area. Work is expected to take place March 13-31. Signs will be posted near the work zone to alert approaching traffic of the lane closure and shifts in traffic flow.

Araby Road, I-8 waterline relocation

A project to relocate a waterline on Araby Road near its intersection with Interstate-8 will begin March 13 and finish in June. More details regarding changes to traffic in the area will be released when they become available.


8th St., Castle Dome – Pacific Ave.

8th Street is closed between Castle Dome and Pacific Avenue. Pacific Avenue is closed to through traffic north of 12th Street, and closed to all traffic north of 8th Street. Roadway, water and sewer work is being done in conjunction with the Pacific Avenue Athletic Complex. Detour by using 12th Street between Pacific and Castle Dome Avenue. The project is anticipated to be complete in late summer.


Avenue 3E/US 95 (updated)

A nine-month project to widen and improve both US 95 and Avenue 3E is currently under way. Beginning the week of Jan. 24, crews will be installing a 48-inch concrete irrigation pipe on the north side of Highway 95. Drivers are asked to be aware that no left turns are permitted at Highway 95, though left and right turns onto Highway 95 from northbound Avenue 3E are permitted. The north section of Avenue 3E at the intersection is closed to traffic.


Latest update: Beginning March 20, Highway 95 will be limited to one lane of traffic in each direction from Avenue 3E to Araby Road (a stretch of approximately 3.5 miles) as part of the construction for this project. The speed limit in the area will be reduced to 25 mph. Drivers will not be permitted to turn left throughout the work area, in neither westbound nor eastbound directions. This portion of work is to be completed by the end of April.


The $3.2 million project will widen both roads to five lanes and to include a turn lane. Work will take place on Avenue 3E from north of the Interstate-8 interchange to past the US 95 intersection, as well as on US 95 from about 500 feet west of the Avenue 3E intersection to just past the Araby Road intersection. Both roads are expected to remain open with lane restrictions in place while the project is underway. Drivers are asked to find alternate routes to avoid potential delays. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will maintain access to businesses in the work zone and keep both roadways open during construction. The project is scheduled to be completed by August 2017.



1st Ave., 13th-14th streets

A project to relocate existing facilities for the City’s Fleet Maintenance project will require lane closures, shoulder work and additional traffic control on 1st Avenue, near the area of 13th through 14th streets. Signs will be posted to alert traffic to the closures and detours in the area. Work is scheduled to take place through April 15.



Kennedy Lane, Arizona Ave.


Crews will be working along the portion of 20th Street between Arizona Avenue and Kennedy Lane to pull fiber through an existing conduit and for underground bore work. The work will lead to a lane shift along 20th Street in the area. The project is expected to begin as early as Jan. 19, and will be finished by the end of March. There will be no parking permitted along 20th Street between Arizona Avenue and Kennedy Lane while the project is under way. Traffic traveling in either direction on 20th Street is to keep to the right.


U.S. 95 at Fortuna Wash – ADOT
Work is under way on the bridge on U.S. Highway 95 spanning Fortuna Wash northeast of Yuma and is expected to be completed by next winter. The bridge is going in at milepost 34, approximately 12 miles northeast of Yuma and 10 miles south of the turnoff (Imperial Dam Road) to Yuma Proving Ground. Crews are scheduled to work weekdays between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Motorists should allow extra travel time as lane restrictions will be in place and flaggers will occasionally need to alternate traffic through the work zone.
Arizona Avenue, 24th Street
In order to do valve maintenance near the intersection of Arizona Avenue and 24th Street, there will be partial road closures on both of those roadways near their intersection with each other. The lane closures will be in effect between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Signs will be posted to alert traffic to the reduced 25 mph speed limit and lane closures. This one-day project for valve maintenance is scheduled to take place sometime before April 6.
5th Avenue, near 9th Street
A one-day project to replace a gas service line along 5th Avenue near its intersection with 9th Street will require a lane closure and shift of traffic in the area. Additionally, the speed limit near the work zone will be reduced to 25 mph along 5th Street. Signs will be posted to alert traffic of the reduced speed limit in the area and lane closure. Work is expected to finish my mid-May.
20th St., between Arizona and Walnut avenues
As part of a project to replace a steel main line near the northwest corner of Arizona Avenue and 20th Street, additional traffic control will be in place. This includes a lane shift for southbound traffic approaching the intersection along Arizona Avenue, and a separate full closure of Arizona Avenue when necessary. Additionally, 20th Street will be closed between Arizona Avenue and Walnut Avenue to all traffic for a portion of the project. The project is expected finish by mid-May.
I-8 west of 4th Ave. – Caltrans (updated)

Caltrans crews continue to work on the reconstruction of Interstate-8 in Imperial County, west of Yuma, to extend the life expectancy of the pavement from State Route 111 to the border with Arizona. Associated lane closures and detours may cause significant delays. Signage will be posted alerting motorists of the work and associated detours. The segment of work closest to Yuma is located west of SR-186 to the state line where Arizona meets California.


Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction from the agricultural checkpoint in California to the state line with Arizona. The westbound off-ramp and on-ramp at Fourth Avenue are closed with detour and signage in place to direct traffic to use Winterhaven Drive. The eastbound off- and on-ramp at SR-186/Algodones Road have reopened. The eastbound off- and on-ramps at Winterhaven Drive are closed, with detour and signage in place to use Fourth Avenue. Over-sized vehicles and farm vehicles wider than 12 feet are prohibited from traveling westbound on I-8 between Stateline Road and the Winterhaven Drive/4th Avenue; those vehicles should exit at Giss Parkway. Detours are in place and ongoing through 2017.

City Street Maintenance

Asphalt maintenance crews will conduct operations in various locations as needed the week of

Mar. 20-24.

  • Casa Mañana subdivision (crack seal)
  • Rio Vista subdivision (crack seal)
  • Castle View 1 and 2 subdivision (crack seal)
  • Ave. C, 16th Street to 24th Street (grinding)
  • Ave. B, 16th Street to 32nd Street (grinding)

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