A weekly list of City projects or encroachment permits authorized by the City of Yuma affecting busy streets.
I-8, Araby Road - ADOT
ADOT has reduced Araby Road to one lane each direction, northbound and southbound, north of Interstate 8. The westbound on-ramp to I-8 will be closed through September and there will be no left-turn access to Araby Road from the westbound I-8 exit ramp. Detour is 32nd Street. Drivers should allow extra time for travel and/or consider using alternate routes such as Avenue 3E and Avenue 8-1/2E. Vehicles wider than 10 feet must use alternate routes.
This is the first phase of a two-part $8.1 million project funded by the FHWA Highway Safety Improvement Program. The overall project consists of constructing a pair two-lane roundabouts and associated ramps to I-8 and Gila Ridge Road. Work will take place during daylight hours, Monday through Friday.
3rd Street, 23rd Avenue - 18th Drive
Work is underway to replace a waterline on 3rd Street between 23rd Avenue and 18th Drive. This project will replace/install approximately 1,260 feet of PVC pipe and replace fire hydrants. 3rd Street will be closed from the east edge of 24th Drive to 18th Avenue. Once the project is underway, work will take place between the hours of 5 a.m. and 3 p.m. for approximately 45 days.
1st Avenue, near 3rd Street
A portion of 1st Avenue near its intersection with Giss Parkway will be closed as part of a 60-day project that requires access to a manhole in the area. While the project is underway, no parking will be permitted along 1st Avenue near its intersection with Giss Parkway. 1st Avenue will be completely closed in that same vicinity. Signs will be posted to alert traffic to the hard closure. Additionally, the cross streets at 1st Avenue and Giss Parkway will be closed.
32nd Street, Ave. 7E - 31st Pl.
Crews will be placing fiber and a future path at a location on 32nd St., between South Avenue 7E and 31st Place. The project will require shoulder work along 32nd St. while crews are in the area near the bore pit that is necessary as part of the project. Traffic signs will be posted to alert drivers to the road work in the zone. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. The project is to be completed by mid-Nov.
Country Club Drive, near Arizona Avenue
Southwest Gas Corporation will be replacing a gas service line at a residence off of Country Club Drive between Arizona Avenue and South Chiquita Drive, during which time no vehicles will be permitted to park along Country Club Drive in the area. Additionally, there will be a partial lane closure and a full sidewalk closure near the workzone while crews are in the area carrying out utility work. The project is to be completed sometime before the end of Oct.
Magnolia Ave., 3rd St.to Colorado St.
A project to pull fiber through an existing conduit will require a partial lane closure on Magnolia Avenue from 3rd St. to Colorado St. and eastbound to 9th Avenue. The project is to be completed by early Nov. Signs will be posted to alert traffic to the roadwork that is underway and of accompanying traffic control. The speed limit will be reduced in the workzone area.
I-8, Giss Parkway - ADOT
One lane of Giss Parkway remains open in each direction of traffic, with the westbound on-ramp and off-ramp to and from I-8 closed to all traffic, as part of the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) project to improve the interchange area of westbound Interstate-8 and Giss Parkway. The westbound off- and on-ramps at I-8 and Giss Parkway will remain closed through mid-August. Drivers are asked to detour through either 16th Street or 4th Avenue interchanges. Semitrailers and tractors are encouraged to find an alternate route. A 25 mph speed limit is in place and is frequently patrolled during the day. Scheduled for completion by the end of October.
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
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 late summer 2017.
I-8 west of 4th Ave. - Caltrans
LATEST UPDATE: Caltrans crews continue to work on the reconstruction of Interstate-8 in Imperial County, west of Yuma. Recently, crews reduced traffic to a single lane on westbound I-8 between Sidewinder Road and about a mile west of Ogilby Road. Both travel directions have been switched to the I-8 eastbound lanes divided by k-rail. In addition, the westbound on- and off-ramps at Ogilby Road (exit 159) are closed to traffic. Signs have been placed to alert motorists to the ramp closures and to alternate routes.
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.
4th Avenue gateway - ADOT
Message boards have been posted regarding an ADOT project coming to 4th Avenue and 1st Street. Please contact ADOT for more information.
City Street Maintenance
Asphalt maintenance crews will conduct operations in the following area as needed during the week of Aug. 21-23: