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Jul
6
2018
City Road Report, published July 6, 2018

Araby Road, I-8 (ADOT)

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) advises drivers to plan ahead for lane restrictions on Interstate 8 (I-8) near Araby Road that will begin at 4 a.m. on Monday, Jul. 9. Contractors are scheduled to replace bridge barriers as part of the I-8 and Araby Road traffic interchange improvement project. 

The following restrictions will be in place 24 hours a day through Aug. 17:

  • Beginning at 4 a.m. on Jul. 9, I-8 will be reduced to one lane in both directions on a one-mile stretch between the Araby Road Exit and milepost 8. 
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph. 
  • a 14-foot vehicle width restriction will be in place. 
  • Delays are likely, so travelers should allow extra travel time. 

Drivers should plan for heavy traffic, reduced speed limits and delays. Information provided by ADOT. 

Avenue A, 32nd-36th streets

Beginning Jul. 5, a contractor working for the City of Yuma will reconstruct Avenue A from 32nd Street to 36th Street/Desert Sun Drive. Work in the first phase will take place on the western side of Avenue A. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction and the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph. Traffic control devices will be in the area to help guide traffic through the workzone. Neighbors with access to 8th Avenue are asked to use that as an alternate route. Work is expected to be complete this fall. 

19th St., Maple to Arizona avenues

As 19th Street undergoes a large project to replace a vintage steel main and service pipe in Yuma, there will be several closures along the roadway. A portion of 19th Street between Maple Avenue and Arizona Avenue will be closed. There may also be several alley, sidewalk and road closures in the area. Traffic devices will be set up in the greater work zone area to help direct traffic. 

Factor Avenue, 20th Street

Beginning July 16, crews will be trenching and boring across Factor Avenue, requiring shoulder work for approximately 12 days. Traffic control devices will be posted along Factor Avenue near its intersection with 20th Street. A reduced speed limit will also be in place. 

Downtown infrastructure improvements

Following paving this week, Gila Street opened to traffic between 1st Street and Giss Parkway through July 8. Gila Street will close again July 9-13 for crews to raise manholes to grade and lay temporary lane striping. This is part of a City of Yuma Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project that will be carried out in three phases.

Phase two begins July 16. Maiden Lane will be closed from 2nd Street to 3rd Street, and 2nd Street will be closed from Maiden to Gila Street.

Access will be maintained to the parking lot between Maiden Lane and Gila Street throughout the project. The third phase is slated to begin in late August. The entire CIP project is slated to be complete by the end of September.

Palo Verde Street, 28th Ave. (Lakin Ave.)

In order to abandon a gas line at a location off of Palo Verde Street, a portion of the roadway will be closed near its intersection with 28th Avenue (also known as Lakin Avenue). Palo Verde Street will remain open to through traffic but there will be a lane shift, a reduced speed limit and traffic control in place between 28th Avenue and Avenue 3E. Detours include 24th Street and/or 32nd Street, which can be accessed via Pacific Avenue or Avenue 3E. The project is to finish by the end of Aug.

8th Street, 21st Avenue - ADOT

An ADOT project to add a crosswalk for safer pedestrian crossing at 8th Street near 21st Avenue will begin as early as June 4. While crews are in the area, there will be lane closures along 8th Street. Signs will be posted to alert traffic of the lane reduction as they approach the area. Traffic is asked to please obey the posted speed limits and traffic signs. The project is to be completed by the end of July.

31st Place, Avenue 7E

A project to access a manhole on the south side of east 31st Place will require trenching near its intersection with Avenue 7E. The work will require a lane closure in the area. It is slated to begin as early as Jun. 14, and will finish in 60 days. The speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph in the area.

3rd Avenue, 8th to 11th streets 

Crews are now working on the second (final) phase of improvements to 3rd Avenue between 11th Street and 14th Street. While no through traffic will be permitted, please note that access to local businesses in the area will be maintained and motorists may drive on the temporary surface to reach their destinations. Businesses and residents in the area have been notified of the work zone in advance. Traffic is asked to detour using 1st or 4th avenues, as 2nd Avenue is currently closed for another project. The restaurant located at the northeast corner of 3rd Avenue and 11th Street can still be accessed; the road to their parking lot is open although there are still "road closed to through traffic," the business is open and accessible. This second phase of work is part of the 3rd Avenue Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project and will last approximately 90 days. 

Avenue B, 8th-16th streets (updated)

A project to replace a vintage street main line is underway on Avenue B. This will require a lane closure on Avenue B, from 8th St. to 16th St. One lane will remain open in each direction along Avenue B while the project is underway. Signs will be posted to alert drivers of the upcoming closure as they approach the work zone. Beginning Monday, Jun. 25, crews will be working on the portion of Avenue B that extends from 8th to 12th streets. Lane closures will be in place in that area.

24th Street, Arizona Avenue 

Crews began working near the intersection of 24th Street and Arizona Avenue in March, for a project that 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 work zone. The work is to be completed by the fall.

Avenue 10E, 32nd-34th streets

Subdivision and street construction will affect Avenue 10E between 32nd Street and 34th Street. Detour using Payson Avenue. Work is scheduled to complete in late Aug.

20th Street, Arizona Ave.- Factor Ave. (updated)

Road closures, lane closures and detours are to be in place as crews replace a steel main line and more than 11,000 feet of service pipe on 20th Street, between 4th and Arizona avenues. Traffic control devices will be set up in the area to help guide traffic through the work zone, as the project will require lane shifts and some sidewalk closures. Beginning Jul. 28, there will be a lane closure on 20th Street, from Arizona Avenue to Factor Avenue. The project is anticipated to finish by early to mid October.

County 12th Street Bridge, near Ave. D - (ADOT)

Starting as early as Monday, Jun. 11, ADOT crews will close County 12th Street's bridge west of Avenue D. The project is to remove and replace the existing Yuma County bridge. Additional work includes new pavement, pavement markings and other work. The project will be underway for several months and is expected to be complete by fall 2018. Drivers and agricultural workers should use detour routes and allow extra travel time while work is underway. No left turns will be permitted west of County 12th Street at Avenue D.

Detours include County 11th Street and/or Somerton Avenue. Local traffic will be permitted east of Somerton Avenue. Farmland will be accessible; signing will guide agriculture workers through detour routes. Drivers are asked to slow down and obey posted traffic control devices.

City Street Maintenance. Asphalt maintenance operations for the week of Jul. 9-13 is as follows:

  • Vista Del Sol subdivision (crack seal)
  • South Avenue 9E, between 24th and Frontage Road (crack seal)
  • Sierra Montana, 36th Street to South Avenue 8E (grinding)