Highlights this week include new ADOT work at I-8 and Araby, a 2-day project coming to Main Street and temporary lane restrictions at points along Arizona Avenue.
Main Street, 2nd to 3rd - SW Gas
Gas service replacement will take place on Main Street between 2nd Street and 3rd Street. Current scheduled dates are 5 a.m. Dec. 27 through end of business Dec. 28. The contractor will be contacting customers and affected businesses directly.
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.
Periodic lane restrictions are expected during the work, which is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting Monday, Dec. 18, and continuing through Friday, Dec. 22. Signal timing in the intersection may also be altered during the work. Drivers should approach the intersection with caution.
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. Lane restrictions will be in effect in work zones.
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 work zone 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.
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, 13th Ave.
Thirteen Ave. will be closed between 3rd and 2nd streets for a groundbed replacement. Traffic on 3rd Street will not be able to turn onto 13th Avenue while the project is underway, and instead will be asked to detour through 14th or 15th streets. The road is anticipated to reopen by the end of Jan. 2018.
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.
Winsor Avenue – SW Gas
Southwest Gas will be conducting gas main replacement along Winsor Avenue, Torrey Pine Circle and Laguna Place, reducing lanes on those streets in work zones. Work is expected to be complete by Dec. 26.
City Street Maintenance
Asphalt maintenance crews will conduct operations during the week of Dec. 18-22 in the following areas:
- Avenue C, 12th Street to 16th Street (crack seal)
- Avenue B, 8th Street to 16th Street (crack seal)
- Arizona Avenue, 10th Street to 15th Street (crack seal)