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City of Yuma Road Report, Nov. 1, 2018
New signal crossing on 8th Street

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

City Projects

8th Street, 21st Avenue - New Pedestrian Walkway and Crosswalk

The pedestrian walkway at 8th Street and 21st Avenue is officially open. A High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) beacon is now located at that intersection, which is a signal used to stop road traffic and allow pedestrians to cross safely. The HAWK may be activated by a pedestrian or bicyclist, and will begin flashing a yellow light to warn motorists to slow down. A red light means motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk, according to Arizona state law. Drivers cannot pass a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk.

“Proper driving at a HAWK means to slow down when it starts flashing, and stop when it goes solid red,” said City Engineer Jeff Kramer. “Then, when it starts flashing red again, you can go through It after you stop fully if the crosswalk is clear, just like you would at a stop sign.”

The City and the Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization secured grant funding for this project, which was administered by the Arizona Department of Transportation.


4th Avenue, 32nd Street to 40th Street

The City Council recently approved a contract for improvements to 4th Avenue between 32nd Street and 40th Street. Work is expected to begin this month. This project will reconstruct the roadway pavement section to meet current city standards, and will address other related needs including updating streetlights, addition of a continuous center two-way left turn lane, installation of a sewer manhole, and pedestrian safety enhancements (multiuse pathway improvements and new crosswalks).


City of Yuma Fall 2018 Slurry Seal Program (updated)

The slurry seal schedule has been amended.

The contractor will hand out a 24-hour advance notice prior to working on residential streets. Slurry seal work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., and the streets will reopen by 5:30 p.m. the same day. Slurry seal will be applied through Nov. 11 in the following areas:

  • Friday, Nov. 2:
    • Avenue A from 16th Street to 24th Street on the northbound outside lane.
  • Saturday, Nov. 3:
    • 32nd Street from Avenue B to the canal on the two inside lanes and one center lane.
    • Avenue A from 16th Street to 24th Street on the two inside lanes and one center lane.
  • Saturday, Nov. 10:
    • 32nd Street from Avenue A to the canal. 
  • Sunday, Nov. 11:
    • 24th Street from Avenue A to Avenue B on the two inside lanes and all left-turn pockets.

City Street Maintenance

Asphalt maintenance operations for the week of Nov. 5-9 are as follows:

(not available at time of posting)



Other utility projects


Araby Road and I-8 (ADOT)

Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) crews are nearing completion of the second of two, two-lane modern roundabouts and associated ramps to I-8 and Gila Ridge Road. This project also includes construction of storm drains, a retention basin, concrete barriers and retaining walls and installing lighting and landscaping.


16th-20th streets & 4th-8th Avenue (SWG)

Southwest Gas is completely replacing a steel main line on 16th Street to 20th Street and on 4th Avenue to 8th Avenue--a project that will require multiple lane closures, detours and full road closures. The work for this project will take place during night hours and on weekends, with closures/detours being put in place during those timeframes only. Reduced speed limits will also be in place. The project will begin Oct. 30 and end Nov. 16.


Avenue 3E, 32nd Street

A lane closure will be in place along Avenue 3E near 32nd Street Nov. 12 to Nov. 19 for a telecommunications fiber installation. There will be a reduced speed limit in place (25 mph).


Avenue 10E, South Frontage Road

Avenue 10E will be closed from 34th Street to Frontage Road from Oct. 24 to Feb. 1 for five days. Shoulder work will take place along Avenue 10E near Frontage Road during the same time frame.


20th Street, 4th Avenue to Arizona Avenue

As part of a project to replace a main line, 20th Street will be closed between 4th and Arizona Avenues during the night hours only (8 p.m. to 7 a.m.). Road closures, lane closures and detours will be in place. The project will be finished by Nov. 30.


Avenue B, 8th Street 

A three-day project on Avenue B near its intersection with 8th Street will require detours in place in the area, from Oct. 22 to Jan. 25. The speed limit on Avenue B will be reduced to 25 mph in that area. The contractor is to notify residents of the road work and accommodate access to homes, businesses, if safe to do so. During this time, crews will be installing an APS power pole on the west side of Avenue B and will be hanging an overhead line across Avenue B.


County 12th Street, Avenue 5E-Avenue 7E  (gas)

A project to install a new natural gas main line on County 12th Street (40th Street) from Avenue 5E to Avenue 7E is underway and will require lane closures, detours, and shoulder work as part of the traffic control plan that will be in place through Dec. 26. Drivers are asked to seek an alternate route and to drive with caution if going through the work zone. Additionally, work will be done along Avenue 3 1/2E, near its intersection with County 12th Street, for a separate project. The work on this portion of the area will take place Sept. 20-Nov. 21.


County 14th Street, Avenue 3E 

Crews will be working near the intersection of County 14th Street and Avenue 3E through late November. Lane closures will be in place, but no full road closures, Drivers are asked to please proceed with caution through the work zone and obey the reduced speed limits in place.


32nd Street, Pacific Avenue 

A lane closure is in place on 32nd Street near its intersection with Pacific Avenue. Crews will be accessing a manhole located on the northwest side of the intersection, requiring a lane closure and reduced speed limit. The project is to be completed by Nov. 24. Drivers are asked to obey the reduced speed limit and to proceed with caution.


8th Street, 3rd Avenue-4th Avenue (APS)

APS will also be installing overhead crossings on 8th Street between 3rd and 4th avenues for a total of five days, sometime between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31. When crews are in the area, the work will require shoulder and sidewalk closures on 8th Avenue in that area. No road closures necessary.


Avenue B and 20th Street, 22nd Drive and 23rd Street

A project will require a lane closure and reduced speed limit in two areas: near Avenue B and 20th Street and near 22nd Drive and 23rd Street, which are all within the same vicinity. For the first plan, Avenue B will be reduced to 35 mph near its intersection with 20th Street and will have traffic control devices in place as drivers approach the work zone. The second plan will require similar shoulder work and roadwork on 22nd Drive near 23rd Street, and will have a reduced speed limit of 25 mph in the area. The work will be completed by Nov. 1.


30th Street, Araby Road to Frontage Road

Lane closures will be in place along 30th Street between Araby Road and Frontage Road, as crews access a main extension for an industrial water plant. Work is to take place between Oct. 1 and Jan. 1, 2019. 


10th Street, 3rd-4th avenues

Crews will be working on 10th Street between 3rd and 4th avenues, starting as early as Sept. 1, through Dec. 31. There will not be a full road closure, but rather some lane closures and shifts.


24th Street, Arizona to Pacific avenues

Crews are doing maintenance work on telephone cables just south of 24th Street from Arizona to Pacific avenues. Work will require the eastbound lanes of 24th Street to be closed between Arizona and Pacific avenues. Traffic control devices will be in place. The project is to be finished by Nov. 30.


24th Street, Avenue 3E

Southwest Gas will be replacing a gas service line at a property off of 24th Street, between Avenue 2-1/2 E and Avenue 3E. There will be reduced lanes and a slower speed limit. Work is to be finished by November.


30th Street, Araby Road

Crews will be installing new Arizona Public Service (APS) conduits for a new construction on 30th Street, near Araby Road, requiring a closure of 30th Street between Araby Road and Avenue 7E. 


Avenue B, 8th-16th streets 

A project to replace a vintage steel main line is underway on Avenue B. This will require a lane closure on Avenue B, from 8th Street to 16th Stret. One lane will remain open in each direction along Avenue B while the project is underway. Signs will be posted to alert drivers of the upcoming closure as they approach the work zone. Lane closures will be in place in that area. Work is expected to continue through Nov. 30.