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City of Yuma Road Report, July 21

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22nd Street, 8th Avenue to Avenue A

There will then be a complete closure along the portion of 22nd Street between 8th Avenue and Avenue A for the next several weeks. Drivers are politely asked to plan ahead and detour using 24th Street. The project is to be completed by mid-August.

20th Street, Avenue 10E

Crews will be working in the area of 28th Street's intersection with Avenue 10E to install a feeder line underground and then to install a conduit in the intersection. Work will require closed shoulders on both 20th Street and Avenue 10E near the vicinity of their intersection. Flaggers will be directing traffic through the workzone. The project is expected to take a total of 12 days and will finish by Aug. 4. 

I-8, Giss Parkway - ADOT 

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will maintain two-way traffic on Giss Parkway and access to businesses near the work zone as the project to improve the interchange area of westbound Interstate-8 and Giss Parkway is underway. The westbound off- and on-ramps at I-8 and Giss Parkway remain closed through mid-August. Semitrailers and tractors are encouraged to find an alterate route as they will experience delays going through the construction zone. Traffic is being routed through the west side of the newly placed portion of the roundabout, with a reduced speed limit in place. Drivers are asked to watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone, and to please obey all posted speed limit signs. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of October.

The $1.8 million project consists of the construction of a two-lane roundabout at the interchange to accommodate commercial trucks and other large vehicles. Work will also improve drainage, intersection lighting, signage and lane striping. Drivers are asked to use alternate routes, like 16th Street's exit. ?

 I-8, Araby Road - ADOT

ADOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are working to improve the Interstate 8 and Araby Road traffic interchange to improve safety and ease traffic congestion. The two-part $8.1 million project is funded by the FHWA Highway Safety Improvement Program will consist of constructing two, two-lane roundabouts and associated ramps to I-8 and Gila Ride Road. Work will take place during daylight hours, Monday through Friday. ADOT will maintain one lane open in each direction on Araby Road, however drivers should allow extra time for travel and/or consider using alternate routes such as Avenue 3E and Avenue 8 1/2E. Road restrictions include:

  • No left-turn access to Araby Road from the westbound I-8 exit ramp.
  • Vehicles wider than 10 ft. must use alternate routes.

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 - A nine-month project to widen and improve both US 95 and Avenue 3E is currently under way. 

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 August 2017.

3rd Street, 23rd Ave.-18th Dr.

Work to replace a waterline on 3rd Street between 23rd Avenue and 18th Drive is scheduled to begin in August. This project will replace/install approximately 1,260 feet of PVC pipe and replace fire hydrants. Traffic control updates will be provided as they become available. Once the project is underway, work will take place between the hours of 5 a.m. and 3 p.m. for approximately 45 days.  

I-8 west of 4th Ave. - Caltrans

Caltrans crews continue to work on the reconstruction of Interstate-8 in Imperial County, west of Yuma. Beginning on May 8, Caltrans will close westbound Interstate 8 ramps at Algodones Road/State Route 186 (SR-186) due to ongoing construction.  Signs will be in place to alert motorists to the ramp closures and alternate routes.  The closures and detours will be in place through August. Crews continue work on I-8 from SR-111 to the California/Arizona border in Imperial County. Lane closures and traffic closures along I-8 may cause delays.

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.

City Street Maintenance - Asphalt maintenance crews will conduct operations in various locations as needed the week of July 24-28 in the following locations:

  • South Arizona Avenue from Country Club Drive to Palo Verde Street (crack seal)
  • Desert Groves Trailer Park (crack seal)
  • Rio Colorado Estates (crack seal)
  • 32nd Street's eastbound lanes:
    • from Arizona Avenue to Fortuna Avenue (grinding)
    • from Fortuna Avenue to Pacific Avenue (grinding)