A weekly list of City projects or encroachment permits authorized by the City of Yuma affecting busy streets.
4th Avenue, 24th Street
There will be several road closures, sidewalk closures and reduced speed limits in place for an improvement project at a commercial area of 4th Avenue and 24th Street. All work will be done between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Drivers who plan on driving through the area between those hours should proceed with caution and drive the reduced speed limit. Signs will be posted in the area to alert drivers of detours/closures.
The right northbound lane of 4th Avenue will be closed between 22nd Street and 20th Street. There will be sidewalk closures and reduced lanes near the intersection of 22nd Street and 4th Avenue. Additionally, there will be a partial lane closure on 24th Street between 8th Avenue and 4th Avenue, as well as on a portion of 6th Avenue near its intersection with 24th Street.
Also, 20th Place and 21st Street will be closed to through traffic near each street's intersection with 4th Avenue. Traffic can detour using 20th Street, 21st Street or 22nd Street.
16th Street, Pacific Ave.
Pacific Avenue just south of 16th Street will experience isolated lane closures for the construction of the second entrance to the Gomez Plaza near the intersection of Pacific Avenue and 16th Street. This is part of the Gomez Plaza construction project that includes a right turn lane from Sunridge Drive to 16th Street and a right turn lane from 16th Street into Gomez Plaza near the 16th Street and Pacific Avenue intersection.
U.S. 95 at Fortuna Wash - ADOT
Work began this week 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.
Avenue B, 3rd-6th streets
There will be a sidewalk and partial lane closure along the south side of Avenue B, between 3rd Street and 6th Street, as crews work to repair a leak that will require digging in concrete. The project is expected to take place before May 11, and will take about a full day to complete.
4th Avenue, near 26th St.
Crews will be replacing a sidewalk and digging a trench to place new fiber at a location off of 4th Avenue, near 26th Street. This will require a 4th Avenue lane closure, sidewalk closures and reduced speed limits in the area. Signs will be posted to alert drivers to the reduced speed limit and to direct traffic along 4th Avenue near to keep to their left as they near the intersection. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of February 2016.
Madison Ave., 10th Street
A sidewalk along Madison Avenue will be closed as crews work to abandon a gas service near the intersection of Madison Avenue and 10th Street. In addition, there will be a lane closure along 10th Street near that same intersection. Signs will be posted to alert drivers as they approach the work zone. The project is expected to take place sometime before the end of March and will last a total of one day.
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.
Arizona Avenue, 24th Street
Crews will be performing maintenance work on gas valves that are located on the southbound lane on Arizona Avenue near its intersection with 24th Street. The work is slated to take place sometime before February 21, and will take a total of one day to complete. While crews are working on the project, there will be a reduced speed limit in place for motorists as they near the work zone. Additionally, a right turn lane on both 24th Street and Arizona Avenue will be closed near the intersection. Signs will be posted to alert drivers of the traffic rules.
24th Street, Avenue C
An APS project to install two pull-boxes along 24th Street, west of Avenue C, will lead to a reduced speed limit and narrowed traffic near the intersection of the two roadways. The project is scheduled to take place over the course of three to five days and is to be completed by the end of February.