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City of Yuma Road Report, Feb. 7

City Projects 

4th Avenue, 32nd Street to 40th Street

Crews are reconstructing 4th Avenue from 32nd Street to 40th Street. Local traffic will be one-way at all times (southbound only) until the new pavement section is completed. Northbound traffic is detoured along 40th Street to Avenue A. Southbound through traffic is encouraged to use Arizona Avenue and Avenue A as alternate routes. Pedestrians are urged to use caution while walking near the workzone. The project is currently on schedule with normal traffic expected to resume by late February 2019.

City Street Maintenance - Asphalt maintenance operations for the week of Feb. 11-15 are as follows:
  • 24th Street, 23rd Lane to Avenue 3E (crack seal).
  • 24th Street, Arizona Avenue to Pacific Avenue (crack seal).
  • 8th Avenue, 22nd Street to 24th street (crack seal).
  • Ocotillo Estates 4B subdivision (crack seal). 
  • Cielo Verde subdivision (crack seal).
  • Rancho Sereno subdivision (grinding).
  • 24th Street, 23rd Lane to Avenue 3E (grinding).
  • Estancia subdivision (grading).
Other utility projects and encroachment permits

Special Event: Silver Spur Rodeo Parade

The Great Road Race and the Silver Spur Rodeo parade will require parts of 4th Avenue to be fully closed on Sat., Feb. 9.  The race will follow the parade route and kicks off at 8:15 a.m., with the parade beginning at 9:30 a.m. The parade route and road closures will begin at 4th Avenue and 15th Street heading towards Gateway Park. The route crosses through several downtown streets including Maiden Lane, Second Street, Second Avenue, 4th Street, 1st Avenue and 5th Street.

Avenue C and 28th Street
Avenue C is closed near its intersection with 28th Street as crews install a new sewer and water line, requiring road closures in the area. Traffic control devices will be in place, including signs for alternate routes and detours. The project is anticipated to be complete by mid-March.

Avenue B at 8th Street (Century Link)

Century Link is starting a 60-day project this week on Avenue B at 8th Street. A short section of the right southbound lane will be closed during the project. The work is expected to finish in early April.

2nd Street, near the Yuma County Superior Courthouse (Century Link)

Century Link will be installing fiber in front of the Superior Courthouse downtown. The 60-day project, which should be complete around early April will require the sidewalk to be closed along 2nd Street. During the time that the project is underway, parking spaces along 2nd Street in that area may not be available.

24th Street at Avenue A (Southwest Gas)

Crews installing new gas service will be set up at along Avenue A and W. 24th Street near the intersection neighboring Yuma Regional Medical Center. The two-day project is estimated to take place before Feb. 28. Crews will be doing shoulder work along Avenue A on both sides of the intersection. 

4th Ave, between 15th and 16th Street (CEMEX)

Crews will be patching  asphalt on 4th Avenue between 15th and 16th Street on Feb. 13-15. It will require lane closures for northbound traffic and left turn restrictions at 15th Street for southbound traffic.

Arizona Avenue, near 32nd Street
Beginning Feb. 18, crews will be installing a telecommunications fiber line near the intersection of Arizona Avenue and 32nd Street. Traffic control devices will be in place throughout the intersection. A reduced speed limit, lane restrictions and turn restrictions will be in place for the safety of crews working in the area. The work is to be completed by Feb. 25.
13th Street near Pacific Avenue (TrueNet)
Crews will be doing overhead work along 13th Street near Pacific Avenue through Feb. 15. Lane restrictions will be in place along 13th Street, along with a reduced speed limit.
24th Street at Mary Avenue (Century Link)
Beginning Jan. 24, Century Link will be working on a project at the north east corner of south Mary Avenue and east 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.
Avenue B, from 16th Street to 32nd Street (updated)
Update: In addition to the work described below, Avenue B will have lane closures in place Feb. 5-25 between 16th Street and 20th Street while Century Link repairs a telephone cable.
Lane closures are to be anticipated on Avenue B, between 16th and 32nd streets as TrueNet Communications installs fiber wires along Avenue B. Traffic implications along that stretch of Avenue B include: lane closures, turn restrictions, shoulder work and reduced speed limits. Drivers are asked to please proceed through the workzone with caution and to obey all posted traffic signs. The project is to be completed by March. 
16th Street, near Avenue C 
Crews will be working on 16th Street near Avenue C, which is in close proximity to a local elementary school (HL Suverkrup). The 60-day project will begin Feb. 1 and will include lane closures and other possible traffic restrictions.
Arizona Avenue, Hacienda Drive - Palo Verde Street
Crews will begin working on Arizona Avenue, between Hacienda Drive and Palo Verde Street until Feb. 22. Work will include the installation of fiber along the shoulder of Arizona Avenue, requiring lane restrictions in both directions. 
Arizona Avenue, near Crossroads Mission - extended
A permit has been extended to a contractor working on Arizona Avenue's roadway near the Crossroads Mission, requiring a full closure. Signs will be posted to alert traffic to the closures. Please use an alternate route. The road will close Jan. 22 and is slated to reopen in April.

24th Street, Ridgeview Drive to Avenue A

Century Link has begun nighttime work along 24th Street, requiring a lane closures between Ridgeview Drive and Avenue A. The speed limit is reduced to 25 mph in the area and the eastbound right lane will be closed. The total duration for the project is 60 days. The bus stop located between Elks Lane and Avenue A is also temporarily closed. 
24th Street, between 1st Avenue and Virginia Drive
Century Link will be repairing a telephone cable on 24th Street between 1st Avenue and Virginia Drive, leading to a lane closure on 24th Street beginning Dec. 17 through Mar. 15. The speed limit will be reduced along 24th Street in that area.
13th Avenue, near 3rd Street
Starting Jan. 21, Century Link will be removing and replacing concrete and asphalt near 13th Avenue's intersection with 3rd Street. Thus, lane closures will be in place on 13th Avenue while crews are in the area. Traffic control signs and devices will be posted. 

Pacific Avenue, 12th-15th streets (Southwest Gas)

Pacific Avenue has lane closures and limited access to the Yuma Palms Mall as part of a Southwest Gas project to install a new main line at Pacific Avenue and 12th Street. While work is underway, barricades will be utilized on Pacific Avenue and turns may be restricted onto Pacific Avenue from adjacent streets, as needed for the project and crew safety. The contractor will notify residents in the area of roadwork and is to accommodate access to businesses and homes throughout the project's timeline, if it is safe to do so. The entirety is to be completed by Mar. 13.
20th Street, 4th Avenue to Arizona Avenue
Road closures, lane closures and detours will be in place starting Jan. 4 for a Southwest Gas project to replace steel main pipe in Yuma on 20th Street between 4th Avenue and Arizona Avenue. The project will be underway until Feb. 28. 
Coming soon: US 95, Avenue 8E (ADOT)

Crews will be working on US Highway 95 and Avenue 8E, located just east of the City of Yuma, starting in April. The project will reconstruct the intersection of US 95 and Avenue 8E, and will include a new traffic signal. It is a collaboration between ADOT and the Federal Highway Administration to improve safety and traffic flow. The project is to be completed in October 2019. ADOT will have more information available in the next few months. Drivers who are heading to Yuma Proving Ground/Quartzite can take I-8 from the 16th Street exit to the Fortuna Road exit, to Highway 95 to bypass traffic.