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City of Yuma Road Report, Dec. 3

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

City Projects

4th Avenue Extension

Work is underway for improvements to 4th Avenue, from 32nd Street to 40th Street. This project will reconstruct the pavement section to meet current City standards, and includes updating streetlights, adding a continuous two-way left turn lane, installing a sewer manhole and enhancing pedestrian safety with multiuse pathway improvements and new crosswalks. Currently, traffic is one-way only in the southbound direction with a reduced speed lim it. Drivers will be on an unpaved surgance for the time being. Northbound 4th Avenue traffic and all through-traffic detours should take 40th Street to Arizona Avenue or Avenue A.

Avenue B, 24th Street intersection

City of Yuma crews will be working at the intersection of Avenue B and 24th Street on Thursday, Dec. 6, and Friday, Dec. 7, leading to delays in traffic in the area. There will be one lane closed in each direction. Flaggers will be on site. 

City Street Maintenance

Asphalt maintenance operations for the week of Dec. 3-7 are as follows:

  • 8th Street from Avenue A to Avenue B (grinding).
  • Arizona Avenue, Palo Verde to 16th Street (grinding).
  • Ellington subdivision (crack seal).
  • 8th Street, from Avenue A to Avenue B (crack seal).
  • Smallville subdivision (crack seal).




Other utility projects and encroachment permits

Travel Alert: I-8 near Telegraph Pass

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) advises drivers that there will be lane closures on Interstate-8 (I-8) beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, near Telegraph Pass in Yuma. Contractors will be doing utility work on Telegraph Pass, requiring at least one travel lane in each direction to be closed on I-8 near the U.S. Border Patrol immigration checkpoint (milepost 17) and the Ligurta Station RV Park (milepost 21.3). Beginning Nov. 27, through Feb. 17, I-8 will be narrowed to one lane in both directions, a 14-foot vehicle width restriction will be in place, and flaggers will be on site to direct traffic. There may be a 10-minute road closure in both directions during aerial crossings required for this project.

Contractors are scheduled for utility work on Telegraph Pass that will require aerial crossings between the I-8 U.S. Border Patrol immigration checkpoint east of Yuma (milepost 17) and the Ligurta Station RV Park (milepost 21.3). Restrictions will be lifted during the holidays on the following dates: Dec. 24-26, Dec. 31-Jan. 2.

4th Avenue and 1st Street

A project on 4th Avenue, near 1st Street, will require lane closures and will have the traffic signal at that intersection turned off for four days, finishing by Dec. 7. Crews will be removing and replacing the traffic signal equipment and wiring. 

Factor Avenue, 18th Place

There will be shoulder work on Factor Avenue, near 18th Place until Dec. 21 for a telecommunications fiber install. The speed will be reduced to 25 mph and there will be traffic control devices in place.

Redondo Center, Plaza Circle

Crews will be working in Plaza Circle. starting Nov. 26 through Dec. 3, requring sidewalk and closures in the area near Redondo Drive. A slowed speed limit will be in place.

20th Street, 4th to Arizona avenues

A project to replace a steel main line and service piping on 20th Street, between 4th Avenue and Arizona Avenue, has been extended to Dec. 31. The project will include road closures, lane closures and detours in that area of 20th Street. All work taking place on 4th Avenue will be done at night and on weekends. Additionally, Southwest Gas will also be working to replace a steel main on 16th Street from 4th to 8th avenues. 

Avenue 3E, east of 40th Street

A lane closure will be in place along Avenue 3E near 40th Street as early as Nov. 16 for a Century Link project that will last through Jan. 16. 

Avenue B, 8th-16th streets 

A project to replace a vintage steel main line is underway on Avenue B. This will require a lane closure on Avenue B, from 8th Street to 16th Street. 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. Lane closures will be in place in that area. Work is expected to continue through Nov. 30.

Avenue 10E, South Frontage Road

Avenue 10E will be closed from 34th Street to Frontage Road from Oct. 24 to Feb. 1 for five days. Shoulder work will take place along Avenue 10E near Frontage Road during the same time frame.

Avenue B, 8th Street 

A three-day project on Avenue B near its intersection with 8th Street will require detours in place in the area, from Oct. 22 to Jan. 25. The speed limit on Avenue B will be reduced to 25 mph in that area. The contractor is to notify residents of the road work and accommodate access to homes, businesses, if safe to do so. During this time, crews will be installing an APS power pole on the west side of Avenue B and will be hanging an overhead line across Avenue B.

8th Street, 3rd Avenue-4th Avenue (APS)

APS will also be installing overhead crossings on 8th Street between 3rd and 4th avenues for a total of five days, sometime between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31. When crews are in the area, the work will require shoulder and sidewalk closures on 8th Avenue in that area. No road closures necessary.

30th Street, Araby Road to Frontage Road

Lane closures will be in place along 30th Street between Araby Road and Frontage Road, as crews access a main extension for an industrial water plant. Work is to take place between Oct. 1 and Jan. 1, 2019. 

10th Street, 3rd-4th avenues

Crews will be working on 10th Street between 3rd and 4th avenues, starting as early as Sept. 1, through Dec. 31. There will not be a full road closure, but rather some lane closures and shifts.

30th Street, Araby Road

Crews will be installing new Arizona Public Service (APS) conduits for a new construction on 30th Street, near Araby Road, requiring a closure of 30th Street between Araby Road and Avenue 7E.