City of Yuma Road Report, Sept.14

A weekly list of City projects or encroachment permits

authorized by the City of Yuma affecting busy streets.

• Araby Road, I-8 – ADOT (updated)

• Madison Avenue, near Giss Parkway roundabout

  • 20th Street, 2nd-3rd avenues

• Downtown Infrastructure Improvements (updated)

• Pacific Avenue, 32nd Street

• Arizona Avenue, 20th-22nd streets

• 30th Street, Araby to Frontage roads

• 10th Street, 3rd-4th avenues

• 8th Street, 21st Avenue

• 24th Street, Arizona to Pacific avenues

• Avenue A, 32nd-36th streets

• Mesa Avenue, Stetson Street

• 24th Street, near Avenue 3E

• Gila Ridge Road, Avenue 4E

• 4th Avenue, 18th-19th streets

• 16th Street, Avenue C

• 31st Place, Avenue 7E

• Avenue B, 8th-16th streets

• 9th Street, 4th-5th avenues

• 24th Street, Arizona Avenue

• Arizona Avenue, near 20th Street (updated)
• County 12th Street Bridge (ADOT)
• City street maintenance

Araby Road & I-8 interchange project (ADOT)
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) advises drivers to plan ahead for the continued closure of the eastbound Interstate-8 (I-8) on-ramp near the Araby Road traffic interchange improvement project. Contractors are scheduled to work on the barrier wall, median paving, and the inner circle of the roundabout. Restrictions are scheduled to remain in place through Friday, Sept. 28. Drivers should plan to use alternate routes and/or allow extra travel time while restrictions are in place:

  • The eastbound I-8 on-ramp at Araby Road is closed through Friday, Sept. 28.
  • Araby Road continues to be reduced to one lane in each direction from 26th Street to 30th Street through the fall.
  • An 11-foot vehicle width restriction is in place for northbound and southbound traffic on Araby Road.

Drivers should plan for heavy traffic, reduced speed limits and delays. Information provided by ADOT. Delays are likely, so drivers should allow extra time in their commute. Alternate routes include Avenue 8 1/2E, Avenue 3E and 32nd Street. The Araby Road exit (Exit 7) off of I-8 is now open.

Madison Avenue, Giss Parkway roundabout
As of Sept. 8, a reduced speed limit is in place along Madison Avenue near the Giss Parkway roundabout. The speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph and traffic control signs and devices will be in place to help guide traffic through the work zone as crews install an aerial telecommunications fiber. Work will be taking place during day time hours (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and is slated to be completed by Sept. 24. Please proceed through the work zone with caution, allocate extra travel time, and possibly consider an alternate route.

20th Street, 3rd-2nd avenues
On Tuesday, Sept. 18, 20th Steet will be closed from the east side of 2nd Avenue to the west side of 3rd Avenue.

Downtown infrastructure improvements
A City of Yuma Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project is in the works and will be carried out in three phases. Currently, 3rd Street is closed between Gila Street and Main Street. This road closure does not include the intersections at 3rd Street and Gila Street, nor at 3rd Street and Main Street, but Maiden Lane travelers should detour using Gila Street.Access will be maintained to the parking lot between Maiden Lane and Gila Street throughout the project. The entire CIP project is slated to be complete by the end of September.

Pacific Avenue and 32nd Street
On Friday, Sept. 21, the pavement at the intersection of 32nd Street and Pacific Avenue will be re-striped. All lanes at the intersection will be redirected and/or delayed while work is underway. Drivers are advised to please have patience if traveling through the work zone, and to allocate additional travel time.

Arizona Avenue, 20th-22nd streets
A reduced speed limit and traffic control are in place on Arizona Avenue between 20th and 22nd streets. Lane closures will be in place. Work is to be completed by Sept. 28.

30th Street, Araby Road to Frontage Road
Lane closures will be in place along 30th Street between Araby Road and Frontage Road, as crews access a main extension for an industrial water plant. Work is to take place between Oct. 1 and Jan. 1, 2019. On Sept. 24, Arizona Public Service (APS) will be replacing a cabinet on south 30th Street which will require some shoulder work in the same area.

10th Street, 3rd-4th avenues
Crews will be working on 10th Street between 3rd and 4th avenues, starting as early as Sept. 1, through Dec. 31. There will not be a full road closure, but rather some lane closures and shifts.

24th Street, Arizona to Pacific avenues
Crews are doing maintenance work on telephone cables just south of 24th Street from Arizona to Pacific avenues. Work will require the eastbound lanes of 24th Street to be closed between Arizona and Pacific avenues. Traffic control devices will be in place. The project is to be finished by Nov. 30.

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 work-zone. Neighbors with access to 8th Avenue are asked to use it as an alternate route. Work is expected to be complete this fall.

Mesa Avenue, Stetson Street
Southwest Gas will be replacing a natural gas pipe on Mesa Avenue near its intersection with Stetson Street as early as July 25. The project may take up to 90 days, finishing by October 25 at the latest. In the meantime, no full closures will be in place but traffic control and lane shifts will be in the area.

24th Street, near Avenue 3E
Southwest Gas will be replacing a gas service line at a property off of 24th Street, between Avenue 2 1/2 E and Avenue 3E. There will be reduced lanes and a slower speed limit. Work is to be finished by November.

Gila Ridge Road, Avenue 4E
Beginning as early as August 8, Gila Ridge Road will have lane closures along it near its intersection with Avenue 4E for approximately two months as crews trench and pull fiber.

4th Avenue, 18th-19th streets
Lane closures 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.

16th Street, Avenue C
A lane closure will be required along 16th street near Avenue C starting as early as Aug. 6, and finished by early October. 16th Street’s speed limit near the work zone will be reduced to 35 miles per hour.

30th Street, Araby Road
Crews will be installing new Arizona Public Service (APS) conduits for a new construction on 30th Street, near Araby Road, requiring a closure of 30th Street between Araby Road and Avenue 7E.

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.

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

A project to replace a vintage steel 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.

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.

Arizona Avenue, near 20th
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. 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 Sept. 17-21 is as follows:

  • Ocotillo 4B subdivision (crack seal)
  • Barley Ranch subdivision (grinding)
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