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City of Yuma Road Report, June 8
Araby Road, I-8 (ADOT)
Work on the second phase of the Arizona Department of Transportation's (ADOT) construction for the Interstate 8 (I-8) and Araby Road traffic interchange improvement project is scheduled to start in May. ADOT is building the second roundabout at I-8 and Araby Road on the south side of the intersection. This phase of the project is scheduled for completion in the fall. 
A three-month closure began May 16, of the eastbound I-8 off-ramp at Araby Road. Gila Ridge Road is scheduled to close through mid-June and Araby Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction for three months.
Yuma drivers should plan to use detour routes and allow extra travel time while the following restrictions are in place:
  • Gila Ridge Road west of Araby Road at the Tanimura and Antle Produce building will be closed in both directions for 30 days--starting May 16.
  • Araby Road is reduced to one lane in both directions between 26th and 30th streets for three months-- as of May 17.
  • No left turns will be permitted on Gila Ridge Road while construction is underway. Drivers can access businesses on Gila Ridge Road using Avenue 3E.
  • An 11-foot vehicle width restriction will be in place. 

Alternative routes include Avenue 3E and 32nd Street. Drivers should plan for heavy traffic, reduced speed limits and delays. Information provided by ADOT. 

Gila Street, 1st Street to Giss Parkway - Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project, City of Yuma
Gila Street will be closed from June 1-29 between 1st Street and Giss Parkway for a project that is part of the City of Yuma's CIP.  The project will include work on Gila Street, Maiden Lane and 3rd Street. The first phase is underway. The CIP project has three phases total, which are slated to finish by the end of September.
No through traffic is permitted between 1st Street and Giss Parkway on Gila Street. Signs have been posted to block the roadway. Detours include Main Street or Madison Avenue.  The first phase is slated to be completed by beginning of July. Throughout the project, access will be maintained to the parking lot between Maiden Lane and Gila Street. 
After the July 4, the second phase of the CIP project will commence. This portion of the project will take place on Maiden Lane and 2nd Street. The third and final phase will begin around the end of August.
Palo Verde Street, 28th Ave. (Lakin Ave.)
In order to abandon a gas line at a location off of Palo Verde Street, a portion of the roadway will be closed near its intersection with 28th Avenue (also known as Lakin Avenue). Palo Verde Street will remain open to through traffic but there will be a lane shift, a reduced speed limit and traffic control in place between 28th Avenue and Avenue 3E. Detours include 24th Street and/or 32nd Street, which can be accessed via Pacific Avenue or Avenue 3E. The project is to finish by the end of August at the latest.
Elks Lane, north of 24th Street 
On June 7-8, crews will be working along a portion of Elks Lane just north of 24th Street, requiring a lane closure. The project is to abandon a gas service line. Detours include Avenue A and Ridgeview Drive.
Gila Ridge Road, Ave. 4E-Araby Road (ADOT)
As of June 4, ADOT started work in Yuma to repave Gila Ridge Road. Work is scheduled to take place between Avenue 4E and Araby Road, between the hours of 5 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The project will complete by Friday, June 8. The following restrictions will be in place:
  • South Gila Ridge Road will be reduced to one lane from Avenue 4E to Araby Road. Flaggers will be on site to direct motorists through the work zone.
  • A 12-foot vehicle width restriction will be in place.
  • The turn lane into the truck parking lot at the Love's gas station on Avenue 3E will be closed between 3 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, June 4, for patch repair.

27th Street, 4th-8th avenues

A project is underway to reconstruct and repave 27th Street between 4th and 8th avenues. It will finish by the end of June, lasting a total of 30 days. Work includes milling and repaving. The portion of 27th Street between 4th and 8th avenues will be completely closed to through traffic while work is underway. Detours include 26th and 28th streets. The contractor is to notify residents of the road work and to accommodate access to homes and businesses in the area.

8th Street, 21st Avenue - ADOT

An ADOT project to add a crosswalk for safer pedestrian crossing at 8th Street near 21st Avenue will begin as early as June 4. While crews are in the area, there will be lane closures along 8th Street. Signs will be posted to alert traffic of the lane reduction as they approach the area. Traffic is asked to please obey the posted speed limits and traffic signs. The project is to be completed by the end of July.

5th Avenue, 11th Street - Century Link

Century Link will be doing utility work along 5th Avenue, near its intersection with 11th Street. The project aims to repair a telephone cable and is slated to begin as early as May 21. The project will finish by the end of the month. No full road closure will be required. Traffic signs will be posted to alert drivers and motorcyclists to the shoulder work and lane shift in the area as crews work on the project. The bike lane will be closed. 

31st Place, Avenue 7E

A project to access a manhole on the southside of east 31st Place will require trenching near its intersection with Avenue 7E. The work will require a lane closure in the area. It is slated to begin as early as June 14, and will finish in 60 days. The speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph in the area.

3rd Avenue, 11th - 14 streets 

Crews are now working on the second (final) phase of improvements to 3rd Avenue between 11th Street and 14th Street. While no through traffic will be permitted, please note that access to local businesses in the area will be maintained and motorists may drive on the temporary surface to reach their destinations. Businesses and residents in the area have been notified of the work zone in advance. Traffic is asked to detour using 1st or 4th avenues, as 2nd Avenue is currently closed for another project. The restaurant located at the northeast corner of 3rd Avenue and 11th Street can still be accessed; the road to their parking lot is open although there are still "road closed to through traffic," the business is open and accessible. This second phase of work is part of the 3rd Avenue Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project and will last approximately 90 days. 

Avenue B, 8th-16th streets

A project to replace a vintage street main line is underway on Avenue B. This will require a lane closure on Avenue B, from 8th St. to 16th St. Signs will be posted to alert drivers of the upcoming closure as they approach the work zone. 

24th Street, Arizona Avenue 

Beginning as early as March 21, crews will be working near the intersection of 24th Street and Arizona Avenue for a project totaling no more than 60 days. The work will require a lane closure along 24th Street near its intersection with Arizona Avenue and will call for the speed limit to be reduced to 25 mph in the work zone. The work is to be completed by the fall.

Avenue 10E, 32nd-34th streets

Subdivision and street construction will affect Avenue 10E between 32nd Street and 34th Street. Detour using Payson Avenue. Work is scheduled to complete in late August.

27th Street, 4th - 8th avenues

A Southwest Gas Corporation project is underway, requiring a road and lane closure along a portion of 27th Street near its intersection with 4th Avenue. The work consists of milling the street and repaving the road. The project direction is 30 days, which will conclude in late June. Signs will be posted to alert traffic to the upcoming closures and reduced lanes.

20th Street, 4th-Arizona avenues

Crews are replacing a steel main line and more than 11,000 feet of service pipe on 20th Street, between 4th and Arizona avenues. Traffic control devices will be set up in the area to help guide traffic through the work zone, as the project will require lane shifts and some sidewalk closures. The project is anticipated to finish by the end of Sept. 2018.

Arizona Avenue, 20th-22th streets

A lane along Arizona Avenue will be closed between 20th and 22nd streets for a total of 10 days, starting as early as Jun. 11. The roadway will remain open but the lanes will be reduced. A slower speed limit will also be in place. 

Ave. B, 32nd Street to Ave.12E (Yuma County)

Yuma County will be applying a crack seal layer along a portion of Avenue B, from 32nd Street to Avenue 12E. The work will take a total of two days, and is anticipated to start Monday, Jun. 11. 

County 12th Street Bridge, near Ave. D - (ADOT)

Starting as early as Monday, June 11, ADOT crews will close County 12th Street's bridge west of Avenue D. The project is to remove and replace the existing Yuma County bridge. Additional work includes new pavement, pavement markings and other work. The project will be underway for several months and is expected to be complete by fall 2018. Drivers and agricultural workers should use detour routes and allow extra travel time while work is underway. No left turns will be permitted west of County 12th Street at Avenue D.

Detours include County 11th Street and/or Somerton Avenue. Local traffic will be permitted east of Somerton Avenue. Farmland will be accessible; signing will guide agriculture workers through detour routes. Drivers are asked to slow down and obey posted traffic control devices.

City Street Maintenance--

Asphalt maintenance operations for the week of June 11-15 is as follows:

  • 32nd Street, Avenue A - Avenue B (crack seal)
  • Barley Ranch subdivision (crack seal)
  • Park West subdivision (crack seal)
  • Saguaro Estates subdivision (grinding)
  • Corner (southwest) of 15th Avenue and 8th Street (grinding)
  • Corner (southwst) of 10th Street and 1st Avenue (grinding)