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City of Yuma Road Report, April 11

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

City Projects


1st Avenue, 16th Street to Orange

On April 15, a contractor working for the City will begin improvements to 1st Avenue between 16th Street and Orange Avenue. The project will include improvements to underground water and sewer infrastructure, upgrading sidewalks and some adjacent driveways, and improving surface pavement. Improvements in the intersection with 16th Street will include lane restrictions on 16th Street between May and September.


First phase of work will require a full closure of 1st Avenue between 13th Street and 16th Street.  The overall project time is expected to take eight months to complete, likely though the end of autumn.


8th Street, Avenue C to Avenue D

In cooperation with Yuma County, the City is reconstructing and widening 8th Street between Avenue B and Avenue C. The work includes widening the roadway to a 5-lane section with sidewalks, streetlights and drainage improvements.  The contractor will be starting work in the next few weeks and completion is anticipated by early November.  The roadway will be closed to through traffic, but access will be maintained to local homes and businesses. Questions about this project should be directed to Yuma County.


Avenue B at 8th Street

Avenue B is currently reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction from south of 8th Street to north of 8th Street to permit repairs to a 24-inch transmission water main. Lane closures on Avenue B will continue through April 19. Motorists should expect delays due to reduced lane capacity at the traffic signal.


4th Avenue at 28th Street

April 15-18, crews will remove and replace the traffic signal equipment at 4th Avenue and 28th Street. 4th Avenue traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction and will be allowed to proceed straight through the intersection, while 28th Street traffic from both directions will be forced to turn right.



Avenue 9E, 24th Street to North Frontage

The City is constructing bicycle lanes along Avenue 9E from the North Frontage Road to 24th Street. In addition, the bridge over the A canal will be resurfaced. Work is anticipated to begin in early May with the bulk of construction taking 2 months to complete. Motorists should expect to see shoulder closures and intermittent lane closures throughout the duration of construction.



Virginia Drive at 28th Street

The City is constructing a new stormwater retention basin at the northeast corner of Virginia Drive and 28th Street. Travelers in this area should expect shoulder closures along the east side of Virginia Drive and north side of 28th Street. A portion of sidewalk is also closed for replacement. Work is anticipated to be completed within by early May.


City Street Maintenance

Street maintenance operations for the week of April 15-21 are as follows:

Fog seal operations:

Sierra Montana subdivision

42nd Place from Avenue 8E to Desert Willow Way

Avenue 8E from 40th Street to 42nd Lane

Avenue 7E from 32nd Street to 37th Street.

24th Street from Arizona to Pacific avenues (tentatively schduled for weekend work).


Traffic lane striping throughout the city

City of Yuma Public Works is refreshing traffic lane stripes citywide for the next two months. Crews will get started at 4 a.m. weekdays. Please be aware of cones around newly painted lines and avoid hitting them.


Spring slurry seal program

The City will continue to apply slurry seal through April 14. Work typically occurs during the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Remaining work will include the following streets and subdivisions.


Main roadways:

  • 24th Street, 1st Avenue to Arizona Avenue, through 4/14
  • 22nd Street, Arizona Avenue to Kennedy Loop, through  4/14
  • 36th Street, Avenue 3½E to end of pavement, through 4/14

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.



Other utility projects and encroachment permits


South Frontage Road, Avenue 8 ½ E to 9E (TrueNet)

TrueNet Communications will be working on fiber installation along a stretch of South Frontage Road between Avenue 8 ½ E and 9E, which will call for lane closures. Drivers will have still have access to all entrances and driveways. The seven-day project is scheduled to take place before April 19.


4th Avenue, Catalina Drive - 28th Street

Century Link will be doing night work along 4th Avenue starting April 5. While work is underway to install new fiber, traffic control will be in place between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. on 4th Avenue from Catalina Drive to 28th Street. This will include, but is not limited to, reduced lanes, sidewalk closures, slowed speed limits and more. All roadways will be fully opened during the day. The project will be complete June 6.


Avenue A at intersections of west 32nd Street (Century Link) 

Century Link crews will be working in two locations off Avenue A. During the 60-day project, starting March 21, crews will be gaining access to the manholes along Avenue A at 32nd Street.  Drivers can expect the right lane to be closed at the intersection of Avenue A and 32nd Street. The work should be complete by the end of May.


16th Street, 2nd Avenue - night work

Night closures will take place on 16th Street near its intersection with 2nd Avenue starting as early as March 15 through May 17.


1st Street and Avenue B (Century Link)

Century Link is working at the corner of 1st Street and Avenue B, requiring lane closures along 1st street near that intersection. The 60-day project should be complete by early May.


3rd Street, 4th Avenue - Avenue A (Century Link)

Century Link crews are starting a five-month project to repair telephone cable along 3rd Street, between 4th Avenue and Avenue A. The project which will involve accessing manholes will cause lane closures and in some areas sidewalk closures.


24th Street at Mary Avenue  (Century Link)

Century Link is working on a project at the north east corner of Mary Avenue and E. 24th Street, requiring lane closures. Drivers will be directed to keep left when traveling south of Mary Avenue. The project is slated to finish in April.


U.S. Highway 95 (ADOT) 

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) advises drivers to plan ahead for several months of lane restrictions on U.S. Highway 95 in Yuma. Contractors are scheduled to improve the intersection of U.S. 95 and Avenue 8E with an installation of a traffic signal, concrete pedestrian ramps and repaving. The following restrictions will be in place 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays:

  • U.S. 95 will be narrowed to one lane open in each direction from Avenue 7E to Avenue 8E.
  • U.S. 95's speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph.
  • Avenue 8E's speed limit will be reduced to 40 mph.
  • An 11-foot vehicle width restriction will be in place. 

Local traffic may use 24th Street as an alternate route, to take Araby Road through to Avenue 9E during the work hours.


Interstate 8 from Yuma to milepost 134 (ADOT)

ADOT and the Federal Highway Administration are repairing the pavement along Interstate 8 between Yuma and Maricopa counties. The project consists of applying a fog seal and re-striping I-8 in three areas: I-8 from milepost 0.56 to 20; mileposts 66 to 72; mileposts 115 to 134. The project is scheduled to begin this spring with completion anticipated in summer 2019.


The following west- and eastbound I-8 off- and on-ramps will close intermittently.

  • Giss Parkway
  • Avenue 3E 
  • Araby Road 
  • Avenue 8-1/2E
  • Foothills Boulevard 


A 12-foot vehicle-width restriction will be in place. Alternate routes include using the preceding I-8 on-ramp or exit in the work zone.  Motorists should allow extra travel time and plan for possible delays while work is underway.