A weekly list of City projects or encroachment permits authorized by the City of Yuma affecting busy streets.
24th Street, Ave. A
The week of Feb. 8-12, the right eastbound lane of 24th Street will be closed between Elks Lane and Avenue A for installation of a new temporary ambulance drive and new storm sewer line in the City right of way. Drivers should leave extra time during peak commute hours, or detour using either 16th Street or 32nd Street.
Also, the right northbound lane of Avenue A will be shifted to the center turn lane on the approach toward 24th Street, for Century Link to install new manholes and cables into the hospital.
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.
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.
8th Avenue, 1st-2nd streets
Sections of 8th Avenue will have isolated lane closures between 1st Street and 2nd Street due to a City of Yuma water line replacement project through approximately Feb. 19. The main lane will be installed followed by service tie-ins. This is part of a project that will also include replacement under 7th Avenue between 1st Street and 3rd Street, and the alley between 5th and 6th avenues at 5th Street.
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.
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 Feb. 2016.
Avenue B, 7th Street
APS will be installing a new pole and an overhead conductor for a location near Avenue B and 7th Street. The project will take a total of two days and is slated to be completed by the first day of the new year. As crews work to install the new pole and conductor, reduced speed limits will be enforced in the area. There will also be a lane closure on Avenue B.
32nd Street, 4th Avenue
A Century Link project to replace a sidewalk and install new conduits at the southeast corner of the 32nd Street and 4th Avenue intersection will require a lane closure and reduced speed limit during the five days the project is underway. The project is to be completed by mid-February.
Southgate Mall area
Reconstruction of Southgate Mall property will lead to a number of lane closures and detours in Big Curve/Southgate Mall area over the next several months. Southbound 4th Avenue's right lane will close from Catalina Drive to 4th Avenue Extension, for construction of new turn lane and driveway entrance into Southgate Mall. Then 4th Avenue Extension will be closed between Business Loop 8/4th Avenue and 32nd Street. At one point in the project, the 32nd Street intersection with 4th Avenue Extension will become a 4-way stop. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes and to watch for and follow detour signs posted in the project vicinity.
Maiden Lane - downtown
The demolition and refurbishment of the Yuma County building located at 197 S. Main Street is under way, leading to several road and sidewalk closures in the area throughout the duration of the project. Maiden Lane is closed from 1st to 2nd Street. Some of the downtown parking spaces immediately to the east are also closed. Access to downtown parking east of Main Street should be via Gila Street. Signs are posted to direct drivers to closures and detours.
City Street Maintenance
Asphalt maintenance crews will conduct operations Feb. 8-12 at the following locations:
- 20th Street from Avenue A to 9th Avenue (grinding)
- 9th, 10th and 11th avenues, between 19th Street and 20th Street (grinding)
- Sheffield Estates subdivision (crack seal)
- 36th and 34th streets between Avenue A and 8th Avenue (crack seal)
- Tamarack subdivision (crack seal)
Special event: Mardi Gras Main St.
Main Street will be closed to through traffic from Giss Parkway to 1st Street Friday, Feb. 5 for the Fort Yuma Rotary Mardi Gras block party.