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City of Yuma Road Report, Mar. 9

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

Kofa High School Access Street

Beginning on Monday, Mar. 12, construction will begin on the access street to Kofa High School, off of Avenue A near 32nd St. The gates to Kofa High School on that access street will be closed from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. for one day only. The same traffic control plan will be in place the following Monday, Mar. 19. The project will replace two manholes.

3rd Avenue, 8th -11th streets (updated)

Crews are working on the first phase of improvements to 3rd Avenue, requiring a closure along the roadway between 8th and 11th streets.  No through traffic will be permitted. 

Starting on Monday, Mar. 12, crews will be working in the intersecton of 3rd Ave. and 8th St., leading to a reduced speed limit in the area and a lane shift near the intersection. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes. This portion of the project is to be completed in one day.

The 160-day project will consist of two different phases, each 80 days long. The second phase of the project will call for a closure along 3rd Avenue from 11th to 14th streets. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes.

1st-3rd streets, 18th-19th avenues

Crews will be drilling five wells at various locations on 1st, 2nd and 3rd streets. Work is anticipated to take place along these roadways between 19th and 18th avenues, and between Madison and 3rd avenues. The drilling project is to begin on Mar. 27, and is slated to finish by Apr. 10. While work is underway, several shoulder, lane and road closures will be put into place as needed. Traffic signs will be in place to alert drivers to the workzones and traffic changes. Drivers are encouraged to seek an alternate route.

24th St., Arizona Ave. 

Beginning as early as March 21, crews will be working near the intersection of 24th Street and Arizona Avenue for a project totalling no more than 60 days. The work will require a lane closure along 24th Street near its intersection with Arizona Avenue and will call for the speed limit to be reduced to 25 mph in the workzone.

28th Street, 21st Drive (updated)

A construction project will be taking place near the Tuscany II subdivision near 21st Drive and 28th Street between Mar. 13-15 for a fire line installation. Traffic lanes on 28th St. will shift, and there will be no full road closure on 28th St. during those days. The contractor will be notifying Yuma Catholic High School, Gary Knox Elementary School and the Yuma County Main Library regarding any closures along 21st Drive. 

Arizona Avenue, 20th-22nd streets

Crews will be placing aerial cables and conducting a variety of related work at a location near Arizona Avenue, between 20th and 22nd streets. The project will require a road closure on 20th Street, between Arizona Avenue and Walnut Avenue. Work is anticipated to take place between Feb. 25 and Apr. 25. Traffic may detour through either Arizona or Walnut avenues, and then take 19th Street instead of 20th Street.

US Hwy 95, Avenue 6E

Century Link will be placing future path at US Highway 95 and Avenue 6E beginning as early as Jan. 25. The project will require a lane closure in the area, and is slated to finish by Mar. 21. Through traffic will be allowed, however drivers are asked to please proceed with caution near the work zone. Signs will be posted along the roadway to alert traffic of the reduced lanes and reduced speed limit. 

24th St., Avenue B

Crews will be doing overhead utility work near the southwest corner of 24th Street and Avenue B to replace a Spectrum (Time Warner Cable) fiber optic enclosure. Work is to take place between midnight and 6 a.m., and is to be completed by the June 1. Some lane closures may be in place as needed for the project.

I-8, Araby Road - ADOT 

Drivers on Araby Road south of Interstate 8 will see occasional delays next week as Arizona Department of Transportation crews install a new radar detection system to regulate the traffic signals at Araby and 32nd Street. The radar detection system will replace an aging loop detection system in the pavement at the intersection.

The site is just south of the Araby Road interchange with I-8. Work on the project to replace signalized intersections with modern roundabouts is on hold until spring to accommodate commercial vehicles hauling winter produce.

Arizona Avenue, 16th-20th streets

Century Link will be accessing manholes on Arizona Avenue. Locations are just north of 16th Street and at 20th Street, as well as north east of 13th Street and 2nd Avenue. Lane restrictions will be in effect in work zones. Signs will be put into place to alert traffic of road work and lane restrictions. Work is to finish by mid-March.

I-8 west of 4th Ave. - Caltrans (updated) 

Caltrans crews continue to work on the reconstruction of Interstate-8 in Imperial County, west of Yuma. Recently, crews reduced traffic to a single lane on westbound I-8 between Sidewinder Road and about a mile west of Ogilby Road. Both travel directions have been switched to the I-8 eastbound lanes divided by k-rail. In addition, the westbound on- and off-ramps at Ogilby Road (exit 159) are closed to traffic. Signs have been placed to alert motorists to the ramp closures and to alternate routes.

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.

4th Avenue gateway - ADOT

ADOT is making improvements to the state facility at 4th Avenue and 1st Street. Lane restrictions are in place. The $773,000 improvement project will last approximately seven months. ADOT will add a right-turn lane and a 10-ft. wide, colored-concrete shared-use path from 1st Avenue along the east side of 4th Avenue to the existing Yuma Canal Bridge. The project also includes upgrading and refurnishing existing lighting, installing signage, landscaping and rehabilitating the Yuma Crossing concrete historic land marker.

 Upcoming Main Street closures - Main Street in Historic Downtown Yuma will be closed temporarily on March 17, 2018, for "Music on Main," an event hosted by the City of Yuma Heritage Festivals. The traffic control plan will be in place for one day only. Those hoping to attend the event are encouraged to park in nearby streets.

City Street Maintenance. Asphalt maintenance operations will be in the following areas the week of Mar. 12-16:

  • Tierra Kino Subdivision (crack seal)
  • The Dunes subdivision (crack seal)
  • South Avenue A, from 1st to 8th streets (crack seal)
  • Subdivision Ponderosa, west side (crack seal)