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City of Yuma Road Report, Aug. 1-5

16th Street and 4th Avenue

Construction for the 16th Street and 4th Avenue intersection improvements project is under way. The following is the latest update: Curbside and dirt removal work continues along westbound and eastbound 16th Street, which will reduce traffic along 16th Street to one lane in each direction. Left turns may be restricted from 16th Street during certain phases of work. Northbound and southbound lanes on 4th Avenue will also experience lane restrictions this week to accommodate water and sewer line work.  This will reduce traffic along 4th Avenue to one lane in each direction at times. Right turn restrictions remain in place for large trucks and semitrailers.

The City asks all motorists to be aware of this project and to continue planning ahead. This means leaving earlier, and/or choosing an alternate route away from the construction zone, such as 24th Street, 8th Street or 32nd Street for east-west through traffic, and Arizona Avenue, Avenue A, Pacific Avenue or Avenue B for north-south through traffic. Motorists using neighborhood streets are expected to respect and obey the 25 mph residential speed limits and school zones in the area. Access to businesses in the immediate vicinity will be maintained at all times. 

Updated: County 19th St., Ave. A - 4th Ave.

A 30-day project to install a new high-pressure gas main line has been amended and will now include a traffic control plan to close of a portion of County 19th Street to through traffic, between Avenue A and 4th Avenue. The project is set to be completed by the end of August. Detour signs will be posted every half of a mile within the area of the road closure to notify drivers of alternate routes. Drivers are asked to obey all traffic control signs and speed limits in place, and to detour using nearby roadways such as Avenue 3E, Avenue 1E, Avenue B, and/or County 16th-18th streets. 
40th St., Avenue 4E
The intersection of 40th Street and Avenue 4E is closed to all traffic. Crews are working on a gas pipeline in the area and staging a temporary gas supply to support hydrostatic testing of an irrigation line. Traffic is asked to detour using 32nd Street and either Avenue 3E or Avenue 5E. The project is expected to be completed by mid August. 
24th Street, 4th Ave. to Pacific Ave.
Crews will be conducting repairs to a telephone cable located along 24th Street, between 4th Avenue and Pacific Avenue, beginning as early as Jun. 28 and finishing by Jul. 15. The work will lead to a lane closure on the south side of 24th Street from 4th Avenue to Pacific Avenue and will also require some sidewalk closures. Traffic will still be able to turn onto cross streets along 24th Street, but will be asked to keep left due to a lane closure. Additionally, the speed limit along the roadway will be reduced to 25 miles per hour.
U.S. 95 at Fortuna Wash - ADOT
Work is under way on the $9.3 million bridge on U.S. Highway 95 spanning Fortuna Wash northeast of Yuma and is expected to be completed by next winter. The bridge, partially funded through a $3.2 million federal grant ADOT received in 2011, 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 on the Fortuna Wash bridge project during weekdays between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Initial work will include setting up a temporary detour road and tree removals, while actual bridge construction is expected to begin in March. 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.
West Main Canal, Avenue B - 1st Street
Update: The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is administering a project to construct a paved pathway, lighting and rest stops along the West Main Canal. The project will require the closure of the canal banks until this fall. Crews will be working along the north bank of the canal between First and Third streets, from Avenue A to Avenue B. Work will be done from 5 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on weekdays. This project is to be completed near the end of 2016. 
Maiden Lane, 1st-2nd streets
A 60-day project along Maiden Lane will require the roadway to be closed to traffic from 1st Street to Second Street, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Signs will be posted near the area of Maiden Lane and along nearby roadways to notify drivers of detours in the area. 
Pecan Grove, 3rd Street
Work could begin as soon as May 31 on the next phase of the Pecan Grove neighborhood waterline replacement project. 3rd Street will be closed between 19th Avenue and 24th Avenue. Following that,work will take place south on 24th Avenue to 5th Street, and various side streets between 24th Avenue and Avenue B. Project is expected to continue into early autumn.
Fourth Ave. extension pedestrian pathway

Construction is underway for the 4th Avenue extension pedestrian pathway, from 32nd Street to 37th Street. Shoulder work in the area will not significantly affect traffic. The 45-day project will not require lane shifts or lane closures. Crews will be working in that area Monday through Thursday. Signs will be posted to alert drivers of the project limits.

City Street Maintenance

Asphalt maintenance crews will conduct operations at the following locations during the week of Aug. 1-5:

  • 14th Avenue, from 8th to 16th streets (crack seal)
  • Suncrest subdivision (crack seal)
  • Sierra Montana subdivision, near Avenue 8E and 36th Street (grinding)
  • Savant Estates, near Avenue 8½E and 34th Street (grinding)
  • 33rd Place, from Avenue 3E to 3½E (grinding)