Slurry seal is a mixture of asphalt emulsion, water, sand and concrete. It provides a cost-effective new wearing surface that can extend the life of the pavement by at least five years. The City of Yuma Public Works Crews have been preparing for the 2017 Fall Slurry Seal program in the last several weeks by fixing potholes, applying a crack seal, and doing some grinding and patch work to prepare for this project, which will begin on Oct. 28. Staff from the City's Public Works Department will serve as the inspectors for the contractor who will be applying the actual slurry seal. The slurry seal program will be in the following areas during the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.:
- 32nd Street, from the Big Curve to Pacific Avenue (Oct. 28-29) and from Pacific Avenue to Avenue 3E (Nov. 4-5).
- North Frontage Road, from Avenue 9 1/2 E to Avenue 10E (Nov. 13) and from Avenue 9 1/4E to Avenue 9E (Nov. 14).
- Avenue A, from 24th Street to Westridge (Nov. 11) and from Westridge to 32nd Street (Nov. 11).
- Arizona Avenue, from Palo Verde Street to 32nd Street (Nov. 4-5).
- 40th Street, from Avenue 5E to Avenue 6E (Nov. 6) and from Avenue 4E to Avenue 5E (Nov. 7).
- Mesa Heights subdivision (Oct. 30-Nov. 6).
- Desert Grove subdivision (Oct. 30-Nov. 7).
- Palm Desert subdivision (Oct. 30 - Nov. 7).
- Rio Colorado Estates subdivision (Nov. 2 - 7).
- Vista Del Sol subdivision (Nov. 9 - 14).
- Fortuna Avenue (Nov. 4 - 5).
- Chantal Estates subdivision (Nov. 13).
Daytime lane closures and turn restrictions will be in place at the intersection of 24th Street and Pacific Avenue for a Southwest Gas line installation. Work will take place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6, through Thursday, Nov. 9. Eastbound 24th Street will be reduced to one lane of through traffic in each direction. No turns will be allowed onto eastbound 24th Street from either direction of Pacific Avenue. Work will be patched over at the end of the work day and traffic reopened to all movements at 4 p.m. each day during the work period.
Infrastructure Management Services (IMS) will be in Yuma the week of Nov. 6-10 as part of a pavement analysis of the city's roadway network. IMS is an employee-owned and operated pavement distress data collection company performs pavement surface distress surveys, rutting and roughness surveys, deflection surveys, etc. The Road Surface Tester (RST) van will be driving around the city analyzing road conditions as part of an effort to help with the future management of the city's pavement. The RST van has a laser camera that is capable of collected automated pavement condition data in the form of roughness, wheel path rutting, transverse cracking, block cracking, alligator cracking and texture. Additionally, the van has a touch-screen tablet computer that allows IMS to collect information while inventory and attribute data is checked as the survey proceeds.
I-8, Araby Road - ADOT (updated)
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are improving the Interstate 8 and Araby Road (SR 195) traffic interchange with two-lane modern roundabouts and associated ramps. This project also includes construction of storm drains, a retention basin, concrete barriers and retaining walls and installing lighting and landscaping.
Through November, work is occurring on the north side of I-8. Per ADOT, crews will be working during daylight hours during the week, however an extended work schedule may be necessary as the project progresses. On- and off-ramps at I-8 and Araby Road could be closed as needed, and some turning movements could be restricted while work is underway. ADOT will maintain one lane of travel in each direction on Araby Road. Drivers should allow extra travel time and consider using alternate routes like Avenue 3E and Avenue 8 and 1/2 E.
Farm equipment operators will have a one-hour window each morning to move through the Araby Road work zone at I-8. ADOT has designated 10-11 a.m. as a travel window for farm equipment operators to move through the area where ADOT crews are building new roundabouts at the Araby traffic interchange. Traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction until the first of November.
28th Street, near 4th Avenue
Crews will need access to a manhole off of 4th Avenue, at a location between 28th and 29th streets, which will lead to a partial road closure on 28th Street while the project is underway. The project will also require some overhead utility work in the area. The project is slated to take place between Nov. 9 and Jan. 9. Signs will be posted in the area to alert traffic to the workzone and the lane closure.
13th Street, near 2nd Avenue
A project to tap into existing sewers, water lines and storm drains will lead to the closure of 13th Street between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue to begin as early as Oct. 27 and to end by Jan. 31. Signs will be posted while the work is underway to alert drivers of the road closure and of detours in the area, such as going through 2nd Avenue to 12th Street or using 1st Avenue.
40th Street, Avenues 4E - 5E
There will be a road closure on County 14th Street (40th Street) between Avenue 4E and Avenue 5E for a total of no more than 90 days as set up gas service for a new facility. The project is anticipated to begin as early as Oct. 27 and is to be completed by Jan. 31. When crews are in the work zone, signs will be posted to alert drivers of the closure along 40th Street as they approach the area. Signs will also be set up in the area to show drivers through to detours.
Arizona Avenue, 20th St.
As part of a project to install water and sewer lines for the future apartment complex in Mesa Heights, Arizona Avenue is closed through Friday, Nov. 3 at 20th Street. Detours are available via Factor Avenue or Walnut Avenue between 18th Place and 22nd Street.
Additionally, a second phase of this work is scheduled for Nov. 16-24. This will take place at Arizona Avenue and 22nd Street, where 22nd will be right-turn-only for northbound Arizona Avenue motorists with a detour to Factor Avenue. Arizona Avenue will be closed to through-traffic southbound motorists at 20th Street, while business access to locations south of 20th Street will be maintained.
3rd Avenue, 9th Street
Crews will be replacing a gas main line located near 3rd Avenue and 9th Street. The work is anticipated to end by Dec. 28. While work is underway to replace the gas line, 9th Street will be closed between Orange Avenue and 2nd Avenue. No right turns will be allowed for drivers on Orange Avenue in either direction. Additionally, 3rd Avenue will be closed between 8th and 9th streets. Signs will be posted to alert drivers to the work zone. Northbound and southbound traffic can detour using 4th or 2nd avenues, and westbound and eastbound traffic can detour through 8th or 10th streets.
3rd Street, 23rd Ave. - 18th Dr.
1st Avenue, near 3rd Street
32nd Street, Avenue 7E - 31st Place
Crews will be placing fiber and a future path at a location on 32nd Street, between Avenue 7E and 31st Place. The project will require shoulder work along 32nd Street while crews are in the area near the bore pit that is necessary as part of the project. Traffic signs will be posted to alert drivers to the road work in the zone. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. The project is to be completed by mid-November.
Avenue 3E, Highway 95 - ADOT
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is wrapping up the project to improve and widen Avenue 3E and Highway 95. The work, which started in November 2016, is scheduled to be completed this fall.
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.
UPDATE: During the week of Oct. 22 - 29, Caltrans will close I-8 on- and off-ramps at Algodones Road/State Route 186, Winterhaven Drive, and Fourth Avenue for intermittent work to complete sealing and striping on the roadway. Signs will be in place to alert drivers to the ramp closures and 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.
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.
- Picacho Village subdivision (fog seal)
- Castle View subdivision (fog seal)
- Citrus Spring subdivision (fog seal)
- Avenue C,12th-16th streets (crack seal)
- Avenue A, 1st - 8th streets (crack seal)
- Santa Maria subdivision (grinding)
- Hillside Manor subdivision (grinding)