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City of Yuma Road Report, Nov. 27

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

City Projects

16th Street, Avenue B to Avenue C

Traffic control is in place on 16th Street between avenues B and C through mid-winter. A contractor working for the city will make utility improvements through mid-December, requiring intermittent lane closures. A minimum of one lane will be maintained in each direction. The public is encouraged to seek alternate routes during construction. The bulk of work directly in front of schools is scheduled to take place during the schools' winter break.

Avenue 3E, 32nd Street to 40th Street

Avenue 3E will be closed between the north and south gates of MCAS Yuma from Nov. 18-25 for underground private utility work on the east side of the street. Detour will be Avenue 3-1/2E between 32nd Street and 40th Street. Base traffic from 32nd Street without a pass should take Avenue 3-1/2E to 40th Street and take the detour to the south gate. Truck deliveries and large tactical vehicles from 40th Street should follow the detour along Avenue 3-1/2E to the north gate.

Nov. 23, the MCAS north gate will be closed for sidewalk ramp upgrades. 

Beginning as soon as Nov. 25, a contractor will reconstruct Avenue 3E between 32nd Street and 40th Street. The City has scheduled the road to be under construction in late November. Work is expected to take approximately two months to complete. Traffic will be reduced to one lane each direction and motorists should expect delays during peak commute times.

The work on the project will remove and replace the top layer of pavement from just south of 32nd Street to 40th Street for the entire roadway width. Additional upgrades will include replacing sidewalk ramps with new ADA-compliant ramps, and improving vehicle detection at traffic signals by changing from in-pavement loops to mounted cameras.

1st Avenue reconstruction project

The City is reconstructing 1st Avenue between 16th Street and Orange Avenue, including improvements to underground water/sewer infrastructure, to sidewalks and driveways, and to surface pavement. 1st Avenue is currently closed between 6th Street and 8th Street. The section between 8th Street and 10th Street has reopened to traffic. 1st Avenue south of 10th Street has reopened to traffic with the new lane configuration of one lane of through traffic in each direction, a center turn lane, and bicycle lanes. Overall, the project is currently scheduled to be complete by the end of 2019.

10th Avenue, 1st Street to 3rd Street

10th Avenue will be closed to all traffic from 1st Street through the intersection with Court Street, and closed to through traffic between 1st Street and 3rd Street for a water line replacement project. This pattern is expected to be in place into early December. 

UPDATE: The intersection of 3rd Street and 10th Avenue will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 4 for approximately one week as part of this project. Detour using either 4th Street or Court Street.

City Street Maintenance

Street maintenance operations for Dec. 2-6 will take place in the following areas: 

Thermo Patch / Pothole Maintenance

Hacienda Estates Subdivision
Palo Verde Street from Pacific Avenue to 3E Avenue 

Pavement Marking Operations

Traffic lane striping at Arizona Avenue from 33rd Street to 40th Street
Traffic lane striping at Avenue D from 19th Street to 22nd Street


Other utility projects and encroachment permits

8th Street, Avenue C to Avenue D (Yuma County)

Yuma County is reconstructing and widening 8th Street between Avenue C and Avenue D. The work includes widening the roadway to a 5-lane section with sidewalks, streetlights and drainage improvements. Construction of the north half of the roadway continues; upon completion, traffic will shift to the new lanes and reconstruction of the existing roadway will take place. Access will be maintained to local homes and businesses. Completion of the collaborative project is anticipated this winter.

16th Street, Riley to I-8 (SW Gas)

A contractor working for Southwest Gas will replace a gas line in the right eastbound lane of 16th Street at Riley Avenue. The right eastbound lane will be closed between Riley and the railroad bridge and 16th Street speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph. Permit expires mid-January.

24th Street, Avenue B to 33rd Drive (APS)

APS has a 30-day work project that will mostly require lane shifts on 24th Street between Avenue B and 33rd Drive, in several phases. Work in the southeast corner of 24th Street and Avenue B will be restricted to the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Exact start date has not been determined; the permit expires Dec. 31.

21st Drive, north of 25th Street (APS)

APS has a 5-day work project to replace a pole and install other infrastructure that will require a northbound lane closure of 21st Drive at 25th Street. Detour using 26th Street and Avenue B. Work is expected to be complete by Dec. 7.

3rd Street west of 4th Avenue (Century Link)

Telephone cable maintenance will require narrow lanes and partial lane closures on 3rd Street through late December. Following work between 13th Avenue and 25th Avenue, contractors will work between 7th Avenue and 9th Avenue. Lanes will be narrowed and speed limit reduced.

Downtown gas line replacements (SW Gas)

Gas line replacement work will require detours as posted from August through December in the following downtown locations:

  • Madison Avenue between 1st and Giss Parkway.
  • Court Street and 4th Avenue.
  • 2nd Street between Madison Avenue and 1st Avenue (night work).
  • Madison Avenue between 2nd Street and City Plaza (night work).
  • 1st Street and 4th Avenue.

25th-28th streets, Virginia Drive area (SW Gas)

From Aug. 1 through as long as Dec. 1, Southwest Gas contractors will be replacing main lines in the areas between 4th Avenue and 1st Avenue and between 24th Street and 28th Street. Affected streets will include 25th Street, Virginia Drive, 27th Street, 28th Street, Hacienda Drive, and the alley between Maple and Hacienda.

Interstate 8, Giss Parkway to Ligurta (ADOT)

Beginning Monday, Nov. 18, the Arizona Department of Transportation will be conducting crack seal operations on Interstate 8 between Giss Parkway and milepost 21, near Ligurta. Eastbound I-8 will be narrowed to one lane of traffic in 5-mile work zones through Dec. 20, with the exception of the Thanksgiving travel window of Nov. 25-29.

Avenue B at 8th Street (Century Link)

Communication lines maintenance will require a lane closure on Avenue B and 8th Street beginning Friday, Nov. 29 through the end of December. Lanes will be narrowed and speed limit reduced.

Avenue A, 14th Street to 15th Street (APS)

Lanes will be shifted to allow shoulder work for pole line maintenance along the west side of Avenue A north of 15th Street. The 5-day project is scheduled to begin Monday, Dec. 2 and expected to be complete by Friday, Dec. 5.

32nd Street at East Main Canal (APS)

Beginning, Dec. 2, APS has a 5-day work project to install cross-arms on existing poles along south side of 32nd Street at the East Main Canal. Work is expected to be completed by Dec. 5.

Arizona Avenue, Country Club to Mesquite (SW Gas)

Southwest Gas will inspect underground infrastructure that will require lane shifts on Arizona Avenue between Country Club Drive and Mesquite Street. Work is currently scheduled to be complete by the end of 2019.