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City of Yuma Road Report, Dec. 10

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

16th Street, Pacific Ave.; Sunridge Drive closed middle of week 

Sunridge Drive will be closed south of 16th Street and Yuma Palms Parkway Tuesday, Dec. 15 for grading, repaving and paint striping. Contractor aims to have roadway reopened as soon as possible, perhaps by Wednesday afternoon. Access restaurants and hotels on this block by detouring using Pacific Avenue and 18th Street.

This is part of the Gomez Plaza construction project that includes a right turn lane from Sunridge Drive to 16th Street and a right turn lane from 16th Street into Gomez Plaza near the 16th Street and Pacific Avenue intersection. Additionally, concrete will be graded and paved on 16th Street near its intersection with Pacific Avenue, leading to a lane closure and reduced speed limit along 16th Street. A portion of south Sunridge Drive will be closed to through traffic while the project is underway. The project also includes the installation of a traffic signal to the Gomez Plaza. Signs will be posted along 16th Street to alert drivers of detours and road closures in the area. 

4th Avenue extension, 32nd St.

A project anticipated to begin the week of Dec. 14 - Dec. 18 will require partial road closures on the 4th Avenue extension, south of 32nd Street. Crews will install an irrigation pipe inside of an existing culvert on the 4th Avenue extension, however all work will be done outside of the existing roadway. The traffic control plan will be in place for a total of five days.


4th Avenue, near 26th St.

Crews will be replacing a sidewalk and digging a trench to place new fiber at a location off of 4th Avenue, near 26th Street. This will require a 4th Avenue lane closure, sidewalk closures and reduced speed limits in the area. Signs will be posted to alert drivers to the reduced speed limit and to direct traffic along 4th Avenue near to keep to their left as they near the intersection. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of Feb. 2016. 


Avenue B, 7th Street

APS will be installing a new pole and an overhead conductor for a location near Avenue B and 7th Street. The project will take a total of two days and is slated to be completed by the first day of the new year. As crews work to install the new pole and conductor, reduced speed limits will be enforced in the area. There will also be a lane closure on Avenue B.


16th Street, 4th Avenue

Crews will be doing night road work to remove overhead cables near 16th Street and 4th Avenue for a total of two days. The project will require detours and road closures in the area, including closures on 1st-3rd avenues. Signs will be posted along 16th Street to alert drivers of the reduced speed limits. The project is to be completed before the end of December.


32nd Street, 4th Avenue

A Century Link project to replace a sidewalk and install new conduits at the southeast corner of the 32nd Street and 4th Avenue intersection will require a lane closure and reduced speed limit during the five days the project is underway. The project is to be completed by mid-February. 


16th Street, I-8 to mall

Southwest Gas has a 90-day project to replace 565 linear feet of a 6-inch gas transmission line requiring a series of lane closures on 16th Street between Interstate 8 and Yuma Palms Parkway/Sunridge Drive. Only one lane of 16th Street will be closed in one direction at a time, with phases including westbound lane closures happening separately from phases with eastbound closures. Project is expected to complete by the end of the year.


Southgate Mall area

Reconstruction of Southgate Mall property will lead to a number of lane closures and detours in Big Curve/Southgate Mall area over the next several months. Southbound 4th Avenue's right lane will close from Catalina Drive to 4th Avenue Extension, for construction of new turn lane and driveway entrance into Southgate Mall. Then 4th Avenue Extension will be closed between Business Loop 8/4th Avenue and 32nd Street. At one point in the project, the 32nd Street intersection with 4th Avenue Extension will become a 4-way stop. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes and to watch for and follow detour signs posted in the project vicinity. The project is slated to be completed by the end of the year.


Arizona Ave., 26th Pl.-25th St.

Crews will be installing fiber optic cable along Arizona Avenue, from 26th Place to 25th Street, leading to reduced lanes and a slowed speed limit in both directions near the work zone. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be directed to keep right. The project is scheduled to be completed in late December.


Maiden Lane - downtown

The demolition and refurbishment of the Yuma County building located at 197 S. Main Street is under way over the early autumn months, leading to several road and sidewalk closures in the area throughout the duration of the project. Maiden Lane is closed from 1st to 2nd Street. Some of the downtown parking spaces immediately to the east are also closed. Access to downtown parking east of Main Street should be via Gila Street. Signs are posted to direct drivers to closures and detours.


City Street Maintenance

Asphalt maintenance crews will conduct operations Dec. 14-18 at the following locations: 

  • 24th Street, from Avenue 7 ½ E to 7 ¾ E (fog seal)
  • 24th Street, from Avenue 7 ¾ E to 8 E (fog seal)
  • 5th Avenue, from 8th Street to 16th Street (crack seal)

Special Event: 13th Annual Dorothy Young Memorial Electric Light Parade

Traffic control for the 13th Annual Dorothy Young Memorial Electric Light Parade will begin setting up during the early morning on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. Main Street will be closed for the parade route beginning at 6 a.m. on Dec. 12. The parade route will be closed beginning at 4 p.m. the day of the parade and will end at 10 p.m. that same evening. Signs will be posted to alert drivers of closures and detours in effect for the special event. Road closures include a portion of Giss Parkway, Main Street, Maiden Lane and parts of 1st-3rd streets near the downtown Yuma area.


CLOSURE: Avenue 4E, north of 32nd St.

Avenue 4E is closed between 32nd Street and 30th Place until further notice due to potentially dangerous pavement conditions. Motorists should detour using Avenue 5E to 30th Place. There is currently no estimate for when repairs can take place and allow the roadway to reopen. The City has notified businesses in the area of the situation. A small section of Avenue 4E remains open to provide access to the business at the northeast corner of Avenue 4E and 32nd Street.