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Road Report, week of Jun. 13-17
A weekly list of City projects or encroachment permits authorized by the City of Yuma affecting busy streets.
16th Street and 4th Avenue intersection improvement project
Construction for the 16th Street and 4th Avenue intersection improvements project is under way. Following is the latest update:
Eastbound traffic on 16th Street will be restricted to one lane from approximately 8th Avenue to just west of 1st Avenue. Westbound traffic will be restricted to one lane from 4th Avenue to 8th Avenue for water system work. Left turns are restricted from eastbound 16th Street to northbound avenues (5th, 6th, 7th, 8th); however, left turns are permitted at this time at 16th Street and 4th Avenue. Fifth Avenue will be closed between 16th Street and 17th Street, and currently 6th Avenue is also closed from 16th Street to 17th Street.
Impacts to 4th Avenue are in progress and include asphalt removal on the east side of the street. The overall project zone includes 4th Avenue (15th Street to 17th Street) and 16th Street (2nd Avenue to 6th Avenue). Improvements will consist of dual left-turn lanes and dedicated right-turn lanes at all four legs of the intersection and bike lanes as identified within the transportation element of the voter-approved General Plan. The project also includes waterline replacement and water system infrastructure upgrades.
The City asks all motorists to be aware of this project and to begin planning ahead. This means leaving earlier, and/or choosing an alternate route away from the construction zone, such as 24th Street, 8th Street or 32nd Street for east-west through traffic, and Arizona Avenue, Avenue A, Pacific Avenue or Avenue B for north-south through traffic. Motorists using neighborhood streets are expected to respect and obey the 25 mph residential speed limits and school zones in the area. Access to businesses in the immediate vicinity will be maintained at all times. 
Pecan Grove/ 3rd Street
Work could begin as soon as May 31 on the next phase of the Pecan Grove neighborhood waterline replacement project. 3rd Street will be closed between 19th Avenue and 24th Avenue. Following that,work will take place south on 24th Avenue to 5th Street, and various side streets between 24th Avenue and Avenue B. Project is expected to continue into early autumn.
U.S. 95 at Fortuna Wash - ADOT
Work is under way on the $9.3 million bridge on U.S. Highway 95 spanning Fortuna Wash northeast of Yuma and is expected to be completed by next winter. The bridge, partially funded through a $3.2 million federal grant ADOT received in 2011, is going in at milepost 34, approximately 12 miles northeast of Yuma and 10 miles south of the turnoff (Imperial Dam Road) to Yuma Proving Ground. Crews are scheduled to work on the Fortuna Wash bridge project during weekdays between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Initial work will include setting up a temporary detour road and tree removals, while actual bridge construction is expected to begin in March. Motorists should allow extra travel time as lane restrictions will be in place and flaggers will occasionally need to alternate traffic through the work zone.
West Main Canal, Avenue B - 1st Street
A project to construct a multi-use pathway along the West Main Canal is underway. Crews will be working along the north bank of the canal from Avenue B, extending to 1st Street. Additional work includes installing pedestrian lighting, constructing pathway rest stops, and additional miscellaneous work. This project is located in Yuma County within the City of Yuma, and is expected to be completed near the end of 2016. 
Maiden Lane, 1st-2nd streets
A 60-day project along Maiden Lane will require the roadway to be closed to traffic from 1st Street to Second Street, between 7 a.m. and  5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Signs will be posted near the area of Maiden Lane and along nearby roadways to notify drivers of detours in the area. 
City Street Maintenance
Asphalt maintenance crews will conduct operations Jun. 13-Jun. 17 at the following locations: 
  • 32nd Street, both eastbound and westbound lanes, from Avenue 5E to 6E (crack seal) 
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