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City of Yuma Road Report, Jan. 16

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

City Projects


16th Street, Avenue B to Avenue C - weekend work

Traffic control is in place on 16th Street between avenues B and C. A contractor working for the city will make utility and roadway improvements this winter, requiring intermittent lane closures. A minimum of one lane will be maintained in each direction. The public is encouraged to seek alternate routes during construction.

Jan.17-19, crews will be working in and near the intersection of 16th Steet and Avenue C. Lane restrictions will be in force for eastbound 16th Street and southbound Avenue C. Drivers should use caution and observe the 25 mph work-zone speed limit in the area.


Avenue 3E, 32nd Street to 40th Street

Crews will be installing a camera on the MCAS intersections this Friday and Saturday, that will involve a single lane blocked with a bucket truck. Work is scheduled for a couple hours, and those are expected to be conducted during off-peak hours.


1st Avenue reconstruction project

The City is reconstructing 1st Avenue between 16th Street and Orange Avenue, including improvements to underground water/sewer infrastructure, to sidewalks and driveways, and to surface pavement. 1st Avenue is currently closed between 6th Street and 8th Street and is open between 8th Street and 9th Street to local traffic only. Paving is scheduled and will be followed by work on utility access in the street. Use Orange Avenue to detour.


10th Avenue, 1st Street to 3rd Street

10th Avenue will be closed to all traffic from 1st Street through the intersection with Court Street, and closed to through traffic between 1st Street and 3rd Street for a water line replacement project. Through mid-January, the intersection of 3rd Street and 10th Avenue will be closed. Detour using 4th Street or Court Street.


City Street Maintenance

City Street Maintenance operations for the week of Jan. 20-24 will take place in the following areas:

Crack Seal Operations

16th Street from Avenue B to 7th Avenue

8th Avenue from 32nd Street to 36th Street

20th Street from Avenue C to 45th Avenue


Thermo Patch / Pothole Maintenance

Patch potholes throughout city

Hot patch Avenue 3E from 33rd Street to County 14th Street (tentative schedule)


Concrete sidewalk repairs

884 W. 7th St.

Falls Ranch subdivision


Other utility projects and encroachment permits

8th Street, Avenue C to Avenue D (Yuma County)

Yuma County is reconstructing and widening 8th Street between Avenue C and Avenue D. The work includes widening the roadway to a 5-lane section with sidewalks, streetlights and drainage improvements. Construction of the north half of the roadway continues with work on catch basins and retention basins, during which some side street access will be limited. Access will be maintained to local homes and businesses. Completion of the collaborative project is anticipated this winter.


24th Street, 18th Avenue to 19th Drive (SW Gas)

Southwest Gas is working on restoration from gas line service project that will require lane shifts on 24th Street between 18th Avenue and 19th Drive.


Downtown gas line replacements (SW Gas)

Gas line replacement work will require detours as posted in the following downtown locations:

•          Madison Avenue between 1st and Giss Parkway.

•          Court Street and 4th Avenue.

•          2nd Street between Madison Avenue and 1st Avenue (night work).

•          Madison Avenue between 2nd Street and City Plaza (night work).

•          1st Street and 4th Avenue.


Avenue B at 8th Street (Century Link)

Communication lines maintenance will require a lane closure on Avenue B and 8th Street. Lanes will be narrowed and speed limit reduced.


Pacific Avenue between 24th Street, Gila Ridge Rd (Yuma County)

Yuma County will be conducting guardrail repair that will require lane shifts and reduced speed of 25 mph.


32nd Street between Avenue 5 ½E to Araby Road (SW Gas)

Beginning mid-January, Southwest Gas contractors will be replacing main lines in the area between Avenue 5 ½ and Araby Road which will require lane shifts. Work is currently scheduled to be complete by the end of March.