A weekly update of utility and construction projects affecting busier city streets.
I-8, Araby Road - ADOT
Beginning Friday, July 28, ADOT will reduce Araby Road to one lane each direction, northbound and southbound, north of Interstate 8. The westbound on-ramp to I-8 will be closed through September and there will be no left-turn access to Araby Road from the westbound I-8 exit ramp. Detour is 32nd Street. Drivers should allow extra time for travel and/or consider using alternate routes such as Avenue 3E and Avenue 8-1/2E. Vehicles wider than 10 feet must use alternate routes.
This is the first phase of a two-part $8.1 million project funded by the FHWA Highway Safety Improvement Program. The overall project consists of constructing a pair two-lane roundabouts and associated ramps to I-8 and Gila Ridge Road. Work will take place during daylight hours, Monday through Friday.
28th Street at 45th Avenue
28th Street will be closed at 45th Avenue and the entrance to Mesquite Elementary School on Saturday and Sunday, July 29-30 for installation of a sewer main line.
22nd Street, 8th Avenue to Avenue A
22nd Street is closed to all traffic between 8th Avenue and Avenue A for this week. Drivers are asked to plan ahead and detour using 24th Street. The project is to be completed by mid-August.
28th Street, Avenue 10E
Crews will be working in the area of 28th Street's intersection with Avenue 10E to install a feeder line underground and then to install a conduit in the intersection. Work will require closed shoulders on both 28th Street and Avenue 10E near the vicinity of their intersection. Flaggers will be directing traffic through the work zone. The project is expected to take a total of 12 days and will finish by Aug. 4.
I-8, Giss Parkway - ADOT
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will maintain two-way traffic on Giss Parkway and access to businesses near the work zone during the project to improve the interchange area of westbound Interstate-8 and Giss Parkway. The westbound off- and on-ramps at I-8 and Giss Parkway remain closed through mid-August. Semitrailers and tractors are encouraged to find an alternate route. A 25 mph speed limit is in place and is frequently patrolled during the day. Scheduled for completion by the end of October, ADOT reports this project is ahead of schedule.
3rd Street, 23rd Avenue-18th Drive
Work to replace a waterline on 3rd Street between 23rd Avenue and 18th Drive is scheduled to begin in August. This project will replace/install approximately 1,260 feet of PVC pipe and replace fire hydrants. 3rd Street will be closed from the east edge of 24th Drive to 18th Avenue. Once the project is underway, work will take place between the hours of 5 a.m. and 3 p.m. for approximately 45 days.
8th Street, Castle Dome - Pacific
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.
Avenue 3E/US 95
Highway 95 is reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction from Avenue 3E to Araby Road (a stretch of approximately 3.5 miles) as part of the construction for this project. The speed limit in the area will be reduced to 25 mph. 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 U.S. 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 late summer 2017.
I-8 west of 4th Ave. - Caltrans
Caltrans crews continue to work on the reconstruction of Interstate-8 in Imperial County, west of Yuma. Beginning on May 8, Caltrans will close westbound Interstate 8 ramps at Algodones Road/State Route 186 (SR-186) due to ongoing construction. Signs will be in place to alert motorists to the ramp closures and alternate routes. The closures and detours will be in place through August. Crews continue work on I-8 from SR-111 to the California/Arizona border in Imperial County. Lane closures and traffic closures along I-8 may cause delays.
The I-8 Corridor is a major pavement rehabilitation project consisting of five segments that will construct Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP) over 48 miles on Interstate 8 in Imperial County. The work will result in a long-lasting superior roadway, capable of withstanding the heaviest traffic loads. Construction began in 2016 on three of the five segments. Work will be completed by 2019.
4th Avenue gateway - ADOT
Message boards have been posted regarding an ADOT project coming to 4th Avenue and 1st Street. Please contact ADOT for more information.