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City of Yuma Road Report, May 10

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

City Projects

1st Avenue, 16th Street to Orange

1st Avenue is closed in all directions between 13th Street and 16th Street in the first phase of improvements to 1st Avenue between 16th Street and Orange Avenue. The project will include improvements to underground water and sewer infrastructure, upgrading sidewalks and some adjacent driveways, and improving surface pavement. Improvements in the intersection with 16th Street will include lane restrictions on 16th Street between May and September.

The overall project time is expected to take eight months to complete, likely though the end of autumn.

NOTE: Monday, May 13, 15th Street will be opened and a crossing established across 1st Avenue for the funeral procession for Monsignor O'Keeffe.


Avenue 9E, 24th Street to North Frontage

The City is constructing bicycle lanes along Avenue 9E from the North Frontage Road to 24th Street. In addition, the bridge over the A canal will be resurfaced. Work is anticipated to begin in early May with the bulk of construction taking 2 months to complete. Motorists should expect to see shoulder closures and intermittent lane closures throughout the duration of construction.


City Street Maintenance

Street maintenance operations for the week of May 13-17 are as follows:

Crack seal operations:

Sunset Mountain Villas

4th Avenue from 1st Street to 8th Street

8th Avenue from 16th Street to 22nd Street


Traffic lane striping throughout the city

City of Yuma Public Works is refreshing traffic lane stripes citywide for the next two months. Crews will get started at 4 a.m. weekdays. Please be aware of cones around newly painted lines and avoid hitting them.



Other utility projects and encroachment permits


8th Street, Avenue C to Avenue D

In cooperation with Yuma County, the City is reconstructing and widening 8th Street between Avenue B and Avenue C. The work includes widening the roadway to a 5-lane section with sidewalks, streetlights and drainage improvements.  The contractor will be starting work in the next few weeks and completion is anticipated by early November.  The roadway will be closed to through traffic, but access will be maintained to local homes and businesses. Questions about this project should be directed to Yuma County.


4th Avenue, Catalina Drive - 28th Street

Century Link will be doing night work along 4th Avenue starting April 5. While work is underway to install new fiber, traffic control will be in place between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. on 4th Avenue from Catalina Drive to 28th Street. This will include, but is not limited to, reduced lanes, sidewalk closures, slowed speed limits and more. All roadways will be fully opened during the day. The project will be complete June 6.


Avenue A at intersections of west 32nd Street (Century Link) 

Century Link crews will be working in two locations off Avenue A. During the 60-day project, starting March 21, crews will be gaining access to the manholes along Avenue A at 32nd Street.  Drivers can expect the right lane to be closed at the intersection of Avenue A and 32nd Street. The work should be complete by the end of May.


3rd Street, 13th-25th avenues  (Century Link)

Telephone cable maintenance will cause lane narrowing on 3rd Street between 13th Avenue and 25th Avenue. Work will conclude no later than mid-August.


14th Street and 4th Avenue  (TrueNet)

May 6-13, lane restrictions will take place on 4th Avenue at 14th Street for installation of telecommunications fiber. Speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph.


5th Avenue at 8th Street (SW Gas)

The right northbound lane of 5th Avenue will be shifted into the center turn lane on the approach to 8th Street a four-day Southwest Gas project beginning as soon as May 13 and concluding by late June. 


Avenue 3E at I-8 (TrueNet)

May 6-13, a lane restriction will take place on Avenue 3E btetween Gila Ridge Road and 24th Street for installation of telecommunications fiber.


44th Avenue at 15th Place Avenue (SW Gas)

Monday, May 13, 44th Avenue and 15th Place will be closed for installation of underground gas line. 


Avenue 9E, 24th Street to North Frontage

Avenue 9E will have narrowed lanes and reduced speed limit between 24th Street and North Frontage Road for bike lane designation, signage installation and lane striping. The two-month project is expected to be complete in mid-July.


Avenue 7E south of 24th Street (SW Gas)

Avenue 7E and intersecting side streets south of 24th Street will be affected by Southwest Gas work on 786 feet of main pipe. Narrow lanes and traffic control devices will be in place on the Avenue and along 24th Place, 24th Lane, 25th Street, 25th Place and 26th Street. Work is estimated to be complete by mid-June.


24th Street at Avenue 9E (SW Gas)

Southwest Gas is conducting main pipe replace on 24th Street west of Avenue 9E. Lane restrictions, speed limit reduction and bike lane closure will take place. This section is part of a larger project on 24th Street expected to wrap by August.


Avenue B and 12th Street (TrueNet)

May 6-13, Avenue B shoulder work will take place north of 12th Street for telecommunications fiber installation. Use caution in the area.


Gila Street, 2nd to 3rd streets (SW Gas)

May 13-14, Gila Street will be closed between 2nd Street and 3rd Street for Southwest Gas service replacement.


3rd Street, 4th Avenue - Avenue A (Century Link)

Century Link crews are starting a five-month project to repair telephone cable along 3rd Street, between 4th Avenue and Avenue A. The project which will involve accessing manholes will cause lane closures and in some areas sidewalk closures.


U.S. Highway 95 (ADOT) 

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) advises drivers to plan ahead for several months of lane restrictions on U.S. Highway 95 in Yuma. Contractors are scheduled to improve the intersection of U.S. 95 and Avenue 8E with an installation of a traffic signal, concrete pedestrian ramps and repaving. The following restrictions will be in place 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays:

  • U.S. 95 will be narrowed to one lane open in each direction from Avenue 7E to Avenue 8E.
  • U.S. 95's speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph.
  • Avenue 8E's speed limit will be reduced to 40 mph.
  • An 11-foot vehicle width restriction will be in place. 

Local traffic may use 24th Street as an alternate route, to take Araby Road through to Avenue 9E during the work hours.