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City of Yuma Road Report, Jan. 20

16th Street and 4th Avenue

Beginning as early as Jan. 23, traffic will no longer be restricted to right turns only at the 16th Street and 4th Avenue intersection. One lane of through traffic will remain open in each direction. Right turn restrictions remain in place for large trucks and semitrailers. Access the Yuma Mesa Shopping Center via northbound 4th Avenue or eastbound 16th Street; left turns in and out of the center will be prohibited from this point forward. 

The City asks all motorists to plan ahead and to obey the reduced speed limit. Those using residential streets as detour routes are asked to respect the 25 mph speed limit and be attentive for children and pets. While business access will be maintained at all times, those seeking through traffic routes may wish to avod the construction zone, using roads such as 24th St., 8th St., or 32nd St. for east-west through traffic, and Arizona Ave., Ave. A, Pacific Ave., or Ave. B for north-south through traffic.

8th St., Castle Dome - Pacific Ave.

8th Street is closed between Castle Dome and Pacific Avenue. Pacific Avenue is closed to through traffic north of 12th Street, and closed to all traffic north of 8th Street. Roadway, water and sewer work is being done in conjunction with the Pacific Avenue Athletic Complex. Detour by using 12th Street between Pacific and Castle Dome Avenue. The project is anticipated to be complete in late summer.

32nd Street, 3E to 8E - ADOT

Lane striping will take place overnight on 32nd Street between avenues 3E and 8-1/2E in this ADOT project. Arizona Department of Transportation crews are scheduled to work from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Sunday, Jan. 8, to Thursday, Jan. 12, with completion scheduled by 6 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13. One lane will remain open in both directions at all times with the speed limit reduced to 35 mph in the work zone. The striping will complete a project to resurface 32nd Street between Avenue 3E and Avenue 8½ E. Much of that work was completed in November.

Avenue 3E/US 95 

A nine-month project to widen and improve both US 95 and Avenue 3E is currently under way. Currently, pipeline work is taking place at the intersection of US 95/16th Street and Avenue 3E. Turns are prohibited in all directions at this intersection; through traffic is allowed. Detours are Interstate 8 or 24th Street for east-west traffic or Araby Road or Pacific Avenue for north-south traffic. These restrictions are expected through Jan. 20.

Latest update: A designated right turn lane from eastbound US 95 onto southbound Avenue 3E has been created. This will allow eastbound traffic to make right turns at Avenue 3E and aims to improve traffic conditions on eastbound US 95.

The $3.2 million project will widen both roads to five lanes and to include a turn lane. Work will take place on Avenue 3E from north of the Interstate-8 interchange to past the US 95 intersection, as well as on US 95 from about 500 feet west of the Avenue 3E intersection to just past the Araby Road intersection. Both roads are expected to remain open with lane restrictions in place while the project is underway. Drivers are asked to find alternate routes to avoid potential delays. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will maintain access to businesses in the work zone and keep both roadways open during construction. The project is scheduled to be completed by August 2017. 

16th Street, Avenue C

A project to remove and replace a driveway will require a lane closure along a portion of 16th Street near its intersection with Avenue C. Work is scheduled to begin as early as Dec. 27, and is anticipated to be complete by the end of January, 2017. Road signs will be posted in the area for traffic along 16th Street as they approach the work zone, to guide traffic around the lane closure near the driveway. 

1st Ave., 13th-14th streets

A project to relocate existing facilities for the City's Fleet Maintenance project will require lane closures, shoulder work and additional traffic control on 1st Avenue, near the area of 13th through 14th streets. Signs will be posted to alert traffic to the closures and detours in the area. Work is scheduled to take place through April 15.

Kennedy Lane, Arizona Ave.

Crews will be working along the portion of 20th Street between Arizona Avenue and Kennedy Lane to pull fiber through an existing conduit and for underground bore work. The work will lead to a lane shift along 20th Street in the area. The project is expected to begin as early as Jan. 19, and will be finished by the end of March, 2017. There will be no parking permitted along 20th Street between Arizona Avenue and Kennedy Lane while the project is under way. Traffic traveling in either direction on 20th Street is to keep to the right.

24th Street, avenues B-C

The street reconstruction of 24th Street between avenues B and C is under way. The current phase of the 120-day project requires a closure on 24th Street from 31st Avenue to Avenue C. Detour routes include 28th Street, 20th Street and 32nd Street. The project is expected to be completed in early Febraury, at which point 24th St. will reopen from avenues B to C.

Avenue 3E, 32nd-40th streets

There will be a lane closure along Avenue 3E for a project that requires crews to access a manhole on the roadway between 32nd Street and 40th Street. Signs will be posted near the area to alert traffic to the lane closure and possible detours. Additionally, the speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph. The 60-day project is anticipated to be completed by mid-January. 

U.S. 95 at Fortuna Wash - ADOT
Work is under way on the bridge on U.S. Highway 95 spanning Fortuna Wash northeast of Yuma and is expected to be completed by next winter. The bridge is going in at milepost 34, approximately 12 miles northeast of Yuma and 10 miles south of the turnoff (Imperial Dam Road) to Yuma Proving Ground. Crews are scheduled to work weekdays between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Motorists should allow extra travel time as lane restrictions will be in place and flaggers will occasionally need to alternate traffic through the work zone.
16th Street, El Paseo Real
Crews will be performing valve maintenance at a location on 16th Street, near El Paseo Real. The project will require a lane closure along 16th Street and a reduced speed limit near the work zone. Signs will be posted to alert traffic to the closed lane and direct them through the area. The project is to be completed by the end of January.
5th Avenue, 5th-7th streets
A project to abandon and replace a gas service line will require a road closure on 5th Avenue between 5th and 7th streets. The sections of 5th, 6th and 7th streets that extend from 4th to 6th avenues will be closed to through traffic as part of the project. Signs will be posted in the area to direct traffic to nearby detours through 4th or 6th avenues, through to either 4th or 8th streets. The project is expected to be completed by the end of January.
Arizona Avenue, 24th Street
In order to do valve maintenance near the intersection of Arizona Avenue and 24th Street, there will be partial road closures on both of those roadways near their intersection with each other. The lane closures will be in effect between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Signs will be posted to alert traffic to the reduced 25 mph speed limit and lane closures. This one-day project for valve maintenance is scheduled to take place sometime before April 6.
I-8 west of 4th Ave. - Caltrans (updated)

Caltrans crews continue to work on the reconstruction of Interstate-8 in Imperial County, west of Yuma, to extend the life expectancy of the pavement from State Route 111 to the border with Arizona. Associated lane closures and detours may cause significant delays. Signage will be posted alerting motorists of the work and associated detours. The segment of work closest to Yuma is located west of SR-186 to the state line where Arizona meets California.

Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction from the agricultural checkpoint in California to the state line with Arizona. The westbound off-ramp and on-ramp at Fourth Avenue are closed with detour and signage in place to direct traffic to use Winterhaven Drive. The eastbound off- and onramp at SR-186/Algodones Road have reopened. The eastbound off- and on-ramps at Winterhaven Drive are closed, with detour and signage in place to use Fourth Avenue. Over-sized vehicles and farm vehicles wider than 12 feet are prohibited from traveling westbound on I-8 between Stateline Road and the Winterhaven Drive/4th Avenue; those vehicles should exit at Giss Parkway. Detours are in place and ongoing through 2017.

City Street Maintenance - 

Asphalt maintenance crews will conduct operations in various locations as needed the week of J

an. 23-27, 2017.
  • Avenue B, from 26th St. to 32nd St. in the City of Yuma right-of-way (crack seal)
  • Avenue C, from 16th St. to 24th St. (crack seal)
  • 20th St., from Avenue B to Avenue C (crack seal)
  • 14th Avenue from 16th Street to 18th Street (crack seal)
  • Sundance subdivision (crack seal)