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City of Yuma Road Report, June 23-28

16th Street and 4th Avenue 

The week of June 26, final inspections and “punch list” items will take place around 16th Street and 4th Avenue. The City thanks the businesses and property owners in the immediate area for their cooperation and patience, and the motorists who maintained good safety standards while driving through the project zone.

22nd Street, 4th Avenue to Avenue A

A contractor working for the City is making improvements to 22nd Street between 4th Avenue and Avenue A. Work will include replacing the roadway itself, as well as replacing 1950s-era water pipes, and improving curbs, gutters and sidewalks. The current phase of this 90-day project will take place between 4th Avenue and 8th Avenue; 22nd Street is closed to through traffic between 4th-8th Avenues.

To access the U.S. Post Office post office: A temporary driveway has been constructed into the post office from 4th Avenue at 22nd Street, so access into their parking lot should come from that location. Post office exit will continue to be the parking lot’s south driveway, which is one-way onto southbound 4th Avenue.

Avenue A, north of 16th Street

Friday, June 23, northbound Avenue A will be closed from 16th Street to 15th Street for utility patchwork. Left turns from eastbound 16th and right turns from westbound 16th will also be prohibited. This is a single-day closure.

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. The westbound off- and on-ramps at I-8 and Giss Parkway remain closed through mid-July.

This is part of an ADOT project to improve the interchange area of westbound Interstate 8 and Giss Parkway is under way, and will take approximately seven months to complete. The $1.8 million project will consist of the construction of a two-lane roundabout at the interchange to accommodate commercial trucks and other large vehicles. Work will also improve drainage, intersection lighting, signage and lane striping. Drivers will be asked to use alternate routes, including the 16th Street exit. The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced. Drivers should watch for construction personnel and equipment, and obey all posted speed limits and signs.

Araby Road, I-8 waterline relocation

A project to relocate a waterline on Araby Road near its intersection with Interstate 8 is under way with estimated completion in June. Drivers are urged to avoid the area if possible. This work precedes a series of roundabout installations ADOT has planned for this vicinity. 

8th Street, Castle Dome - Pacific Avenue

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 

A nine-month project to widen and improve both US 95 and Avenue 3E is currently under way. 

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 August 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.

City Street Maintenance. 

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

June 26-30 in the following locations:
  • 32nd Street, from Catalina Drive to Arizona Avenue (crack seal)
  • 32nd Street, from Winsor Avenue to Pacific Avenue (crack seal)

*During this crack seal project, the speed limit in the sections of 32nd Street listed above will be reduced from 45 mph to 25 mph. Traffic control signs will be in place. 

  • Vista Del Sol subdivision (grinding)