A weekly list of City projects or encroachment permits authorized by the City of Yuma affecting busy streets.
Editor’s Note: This report covers projects within the Yuma city limits. Other projects in our area may be conducted by Yuma County, the state of Arizona, or private developers. Information or questions about those projects should be directed accordingly.
16th Street and 4th Avenue
The week of June 5, crews will continue working within the 16th Street and 4th Avenue intersection area on fencing and on a monument wall that is part of the project, as well as the retention basin that’s off the roadway. Some lane closures may be necessary as some of the walls will be in close proximity to the roadway. Then, crews will be pouring concrete slabs for the installation of YCAT bus stations near the intersection. Once the bus stations are in, all lanes in the intersection are expected to remain open full time.
22nd Street, 4th Avenue to Avenue A
A contractor working for the City is making improvements to 22nd Street between 4th Avenue and Avenue A. Work will include replacing the roadway itself, as well as replacing 1950s-era water pipes, and improving curbs, gutters and sidewalks. The current phase of this 90-day project will take place between 4th Avenue and 8th Avenue; 22nd Street is closed to through traffic between 4th-8th Avenues.
To access the U.S. Post Office post office, drivers may take 22nd Street from northbound 6th Avenue, and follow the detour signs to enter the parking lot through the post office’s western driveway. Cars will be able to exit the post office via southbound 4th Avenue.
Avenue 3E, north of 40th Street
Crews will be installing a new conduit line along the Avenue 3E roadway near its intersection with 40th Street, requiring a lane closure in the area. While work is underway, northbound traffic on Avenue 3E will be asked to keep left. The speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph. Work is anticipated to be complete by June 23.
16th Street, Maple to 1st Avenue
Westbound 16th Street will have one lane of through traffic for construction of the new right lane between Maple Avenue and 1st Avenue. This project is expected to be complete in mid-June.
I-8, Giss Parkway - ADOT
June 7-13, semitrailers and tractors will be prohibited through the work zone, so there will be effectively no large truck traffic on Giss Parkway between Castle Dome Avenue and Redondo Center Drive. Detour route is 16th Street, or Interstate 8.
The westbound off- and on-ramps at I-8 and Giss Parkway remain closed through mid-June. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will maintain two-way traffic on Giss Parkway and access to businesses in the work zone.
This is part of an ADOT project to improve the interchange area of westbound Interstate 8 and Giss Parkway is under way, and will take approximately seven months to complete. The $1.8 million project will consist 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 will be asked to use alternate routes, including the 16th Street exit. The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced. Drivers should watch for construction personnel and equipment, and obey all posted speed limits and signs.
16th Street, between avenues B and C
A City of Yuma landscaping project is currently underway, aiming to improve Rancho Viejo II subdivision's basin and irrigation system which is located near the south side of 16th Street between avenues B and C. Work is to be completed by mid-June and is not expected to have any major traffic implications, aside from some traffic control at the time when trucks arrive to deliver material needed for the project.
18th Street, Arizona Avenue
A lane will be closed on 18th Street near its intersection with Arizona Avenue for a 60-day project that requires access to a manhole. Work is to finish by mid-July. Signs will be posted to direct traffic to keep right when traveling in either direction on 18th Street near the area.
1st Avenue, 24th - 26th streets
This is a project to relocate a waterline along 1st Avenue and Madison Avenue, between 24th and 26th streets. Additionally, crews will replace pavement along 1st Avenue and replacing four sewer manholes in that area. Work is scheduled to be complete by July 4.
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 complete by August 2017.
I-8 west of 4th Avenue - 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 June 5-9 at the following locations:
- 32nd Street, from Catalina Drive to Avenue 3E (crack seal)
- Arizona Avenue, from 32nd Street to Palo Verde Street (crack seal)
- Avenue A, northbound lane, 32nd to 24th streets (grinding)