|A weekly list of City projects or encroachment permits
authorized by the City of Yuma affecting busy streets.
• 16th Street and 4th Avenue intersection
• 22nd Street, 4th Avenue to Avenue A
• 16th Street, Maple to 1st Avenue
• Interstate-8 and Giss Parkway – ADOT
• Pacific Avenue, near 24th Street – County
• 18th St., Arizona Ave.
• Avenue 3E, 40th Street
• 1st Ave., 24th – 26th streets
• 18th St., 4th-6th avenues
• Magnolia Ave., 3rd St. – Colorado St.
• Araby Road, I-8 waterline relocation
• 8th St., Castle Dome – Pacific Ave.
• Avenue 3E and US 95 – ADOT
• U.S. 95 at Fortuna Wash – ADOT
• 20th Street, Arizona – Walnut avenues
• I-8 west of 4th Avenue – Caltrans
• City street maintenance
16th Street and 4th Avenue
Starting on the evening of Monday, May 22, work crews will apply thermoplastic lane striping throughout the 16th Street and 4th Avenue intersection project area, requiring lane closures in the areas where work will be done. Isolated lane restrictions in and near the 16th Street and 4th Avenue intersection are possible to accommodate work on walls adjacent to the roadways. Work on streetlights near the center median is to be completed by Friday, May 19.
22nd St., 4th Ave. to Ave. A
Starting Monday, May 22, a contractor working for the City will begin making improvements to 22nd Street between 4th Avenue and Avenue A. Work will include replacing the roadway itself, as well as replacing 1950’s-era waterpipes, and improving curbs, gutters and sidewalks.The first phase of this 90-day project will take place between 4th Avenue and the eastern drive to the U.S. Post Office. To access the post office, drivers may take 22nd Street from 8th Avenue, and follow the detour signs to enter the parking lot through the western driveway. Cars will be able to exit the post office via southbound 4th Avenue.
16th Street, Maple to 1st Avenue
Turn lane work will take place on westbound 16th Street between Maple Avenue and 1st Avenue. Westbound 16th Street will be reduced to one lane in the work zone. Eastbound traffic should not be affected. Work is expected to finish in early June, taking a total of about three weeks.
I-8, Giss Parkway – ADOT
The westbound off and on ramps at I-8 and Giss Parkway are closed through mid-June. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will maintain two-way traffic on Giss Parkway and access to businesses in the work zone.
This is part of an ADOT project to improve the interchange area of westbound Interstate 8 and Giss Parkway is underway, 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. 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.
Pacific Ave., near 24th St.
Yuma County is currently doing a milling and filling roadway project, replacing 2 ½ inches of pavement along Pacific Avenue between 24th Street and the Union Pacific Railroad bridge just north of 24th Street. Traffic is currently reduced to one lane in each direction along Pacific Avenue in both directions. The speed limit in the workzone is reduced to 25 mph while work is underway. The roadway will be striped Saturday, May 20, and Pacific Avenue is to reopen to traffic by that same evening.
16th St., between avenues B and C
A City of Yuma xeriscape project is currently underway, aiming to improve Rancho Viejo II subdivision’s basin and irrigation system which is located near the south side of 16th Street between avenues B and C. Work is to be completed by mid-June and is not expected to have any major traffic implications, aside from some traffic control at the time when trucks arrive to deliver material needed for the project.
18th Street, Arizona Avenue
A lane will be closed on 18th Street near its intersection with Arizona Avenue for a 60-day project that requires access to a manhole. Work is to finish by mid-July. Signs will be posted to direct traffic to keep right when traveling in either direction on 18th Street near the area.
Avenue 3E, 40th Street
A trenching and manhole installation project near Avenue 3E and 40th Street will require the lane closure of Avenue 3E’s northbound lane in the area. The lane closure will be in place for 30 days, from April 15 to May 15. Access to businesses in the area will be maintained. The Marine Corps Air Station Yuma main gate will be closed for the duration of the project.
1st Avenue, 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.
Araby Road, I-8 waterline relocation
A project to relocate a waterline on Araby Road near its intersection with Interstate 8 is under way with estimated completion in June. Drivers are urged to avoid the area if possible. This work precedes a series of roundabout installations ADOT has planned for this vicinity.
8th Street, Castle Dome – Pacific
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
A nine-month project to widen and improve both US 95 and Avenue 3E is currently under way.
Highway 95 is reduced 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. 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 U.S. 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.
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.
20th Street, Arizona to 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. Beginning on May 8, Caltrans will close westbound Interstate 8 ramps at Algodones Road/State Route 186 (SR-186) due to ongoing construction. Signs will be in place to alert motorists to the ramp closures and alternate routes. The closures and detours will be in place through August. Crews continue work on I-8 from SR-111 to the California/Arizona border in Imperial County. Lane closures and traffic closures along I-8 may cause delays.
The I-8 Corridor is a major pavement rehabilitation project consisting of five segments that will construct Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP) over 48 miles on Interstate 8 in Imperial County. The work will result in a long-lasting superior roadway, capable of withstanding the heaviest traffic loads. Construction began in 2016 on three of the five segments. Work will be completed by 2019.
City Street Maintenance
Asphalt maintenance crews will conduct operations in various locations as needed the week of
May 22-26 in the following locations:
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