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City of Yuma Road Report, Jan. 29

A weekly list of City projects or encroachment permits authorized by the City of Yuma affecting busy streets.

16th Street, Pacific Ave.

A northbound lane on Pacific Avenue just south of 16th Street will be closed for the construction of the second entrance to the Gomez Plaza near the intersection of Pacific Avenue and 16th Street. Work is expected to take no longer a week to complete. 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.

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.
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 over the early autumn months, 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. 1-5 at the following locations: 
  • La Verne Terrace subdivision (grinding)
  • La Mesa Linda subdivision (grinding)
  • Arizona Avenue, from 32nd Street to 33rd Street (crack seal)
  • 26th Street, west of Araby Road to Terraces (crack seal) 
  • Tamarack subdivision (crack seal)
Special event: Date Festival on Main St.
A traffic control plan will be in place in the Historic Downtown Yuma area Jan. 29-30 for the annual Yuma Medjool Date Festival, which is hosted by the City of Yuma Heritage Festivals and the Medjool Date Growers Association. Beginning at noon on Jan. 29, Main Street will be closed to through traffic from Giss Parkway to 1st Street. Additionally, the perpendicular roadways that connect Madison Avenue and Maiden Lane to Main Street will be closed. The event will be held Jan. 30, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., on Main Street in Historic Downtown Yuma. The roadways are scheduled to reopen at 6 p.m. on Jan. 30