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City of Yuma Road Report Oct. 21

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

16th Street and 4th Avenue

Construction for the 16th Street and 4th Avenue intersection improvements project is under way. The current phase of work reduces 16th Street to one lane of through traffic in each direction. Northbound and southbound lanes on 4th Avenue are restricted to one lane on their respective approaches to the intersection. Right turn restrictions remain in place for large trucks and semitrailers.

The City asks all motorists to plan ahead and to obey the reduced speed limit. While business access will be maintained at all times, those seeking through traffic routes may wish to avoid the construction zone, using roads such as 24th Street, 8th Street or 32nd Street for east-west through traffic, and Arizona Avenue, Avenue A, Pacific Avenue or Avenue B for north-south through traffic.

Water pressure: The City would like to remind the public that lower than normal water pressures may be experienced as parts of the City's old water system are being prepared for replacement by a new system, between now and then end of November. Lower than normal water pressure may be experienced during peak morning hours of 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and in the afternoon between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The areas most likely to be impacted are those from the East Main Canal to just west of 4th Avenue, from 12th Street to 24th Street.

Left turn restrictions will be in place at the intersection until mid-November. Motorists are asked to please plan ahead and use the appropriate detour.


24th Street, avenues B-C

The street reconstruction of 24th Street from Avenue B to Avenue C is under way. The current phase of the 120-day project will require a closure at 24th Street, from the driveway of the apartment complex west of Avenue B to 31st Avenue. Detour routes include 28th Street, 20th Street, and 32nd Street. Work will then move west along 24th Street to Avenue C. 


1st Avenue, 25th - 26th streets

A portion of 1st Avenue between 25th and 26th streets will be closed to through traffic as crews replace a gas service line. Drivers will be asked to detour through 25th or 26th Street. Signs will be posted in the area to alert drivers to the road closure. The project is expected to be completed by early November.


20th Street, 3rd Avenue

A project to rebuild overhead facilities and to replace four APS power poles will require a road closure along 3rd Avenue, between 20th Street and 21st Street. This traffic control plan will be in place until mid-October. Road signs will be in place to alert drivers to the road closure as they approach the work zone, and to direct them to detour through 4th Avenue or 1st Avenue.


32nd Street, Avenue A

A lane will be closed along 32nd Street near its intersection with Avenue A for a 60-day project that requires access to a manhole in the area. Eastbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane through the intersection area. There will also be a partial lane closure along Avenue A near the same intersection. Signs will be posted to alert drivers of the upcoming closure as they approach the 32nd Street and Avenue A intersection. The speed limit near the work zone will be reduced to 25 mph. The project is expected to be completed by the end of December.


12th Street, Yavapai Ave. D

A portion of 12th Street, from Yavapai Lane to Avenue D, will be closed beginning Monday, Oct. 24. Starting Oct. 24, crews will be working on the water, sewer and storm drain near Clip Street and 12th Street. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and to use an alternate route.


Castle Dome Avenue 

A 60-day project will require shoulder work on Castle Dome Avenue and its adjacent sidewalk. Signs will be posted in the area to let drivers know of the roadwork as they approach. Work will be completed by the first week of November.


U.S. 95 at Fortuna Wash - ADOT

Work is under way on the $9.3 million bridge on U.S. Highway 95 spanning Fortuna Wash northeast of Yuma and is expected to be completed by next winter. The bridge is going in at milepost 34, approximately 12 miles northeast of Yuma and 10 miles south of the turnoff (Imperial Dam Road) to Yuma Proving Ground. Crews are scheduled to work weekdays between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Motorists should allow extra travel time as lane restrictions will be in place and flaggers will occasionally need to alternate traffic through the work zone.


West Main Canal, Avenue B - 1st Street

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is administering a project to construct a paved pathway, lighting and rest stops along the West Main Canal. The project will require the closure of the canal banks until this fall. Crews will be working along the north bank of the canal between 1st and 3rd streets, from Avenue A to Avenue B. Work will be done from 5 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on weekdays. This project is to be completed near the end of 2016. 


Maiden Lane, 1st-2nd streets

Maiden Lane is closed to traffic from 1st Street to 2nd Street 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Avenue 3E, MCAS-Yuma North Gate

A project to remove existing overhead and an underground conductor for APS will require sidewalk and lane closures along a portion of Avenue 3E, near the MCAS-Yuma North Gate entrance. Flaggers and road signs will be in place to notify of motorists of the reduced 25 mph speed limit near the work zone for both northbound and southbound traffic. Work is to be completed by Jan. 13, 2017.


Avenue A, near 24th Street

Crews will be installing new sidewalk and curbing along Avenue A, just south of where it meets 24th Street, for a total duration of three days. The project will require the southbound right late of Avenue A to be closed near the work zone. Signs will be put into place to notify drivers of the reduced speed limit and lane closure as they approach the area. The project is to be completed by the end of October.


8th Street, Avenue D

A project to tie in water services for a subdivision will require a full road closure of 8th Street and 12th Street near Avenue D, in two separate phases. During the first phase, a portion of 8th Street will be closed to all traffic. Signs will be posted near the work zone to alert traffic to the full road closure and to direct motorists to use 12th Street as a detour. During the second phase of the project, a similar closure will be in place at 12th Street, and motorists will be directed to detour through 8th Street. Work is scheduled to begin as early as Oct. 26, and will finish at the end of the year. 


Arizona Avenue, 20th Street

A project to install new fiber near the intersection of Arizona Avenue and 20th Street will require shoulder work along 20th Street near its intersection with Arizona Avenue, and will restrict any roadside parking along 20th Street near the work zone. The project is to be completed by the end of December.


Interstate 8 west of 4th Avenue - Caltrans

Caltrans crews continue the reconstruction of I-8 in Imperial County, west of Yuma. Associated lane closures and detours may cause significant delays. Signage will be posted alerting motorists of the work and associated detours. The segment of work closest to Yuma is located west of SR-186 to the state line where Arizona meets California. Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction from the Agricultural Checkpoint in California, to the state line with Arizona. The westbound off-ramp and on-ramp at Fourth Avenue are closed with detour and signage in place to direct traffic to use Winterhaven Drive. Additionally, the eastbound off-ramp and on-ramp at SR-186/Algodones Road are closed with detour and signage in place to use Winterhaven Drive and Sidewinder Road. Over-sized vehicles and farm vehicles wider than 12 feet are prohibited from traveling westbound on I-8 between Stateline Road and the Winterhaven Drive/Fourth Avenue; those vehicles should exit at Giss Parkway. 


Fall Slurry Seal Project

A contractor working for the City of Yuma will apply slurry seal beginning Oct. 24 through Nov. 6. Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The project will take place on the following streets and in the following subdivisions:


Major Roadways

  • 14th Street, 8th - 16th streets
  • Arroyo Drive
  • Magnolia Avenue
  • 12th Street, Avenue C - 21st Drive
  • South Letvin Avenue
  • Avenue 5½ E, 40th - 44th streets
  • 20th Street, between Letvin Avenue and the west end


  • Verde Valley
  • Chantal Estates
  • Sun Crest
  • Country Meadows 1 and 2
  • Thomas A. White subdivision
  • Downtown Yuma area, Roxaboxen

Slurry seal is a mixture of asphalt emulsion, water, sand, and concrete. It provides a cost-effective new wearing surface that can extend the life of the pavement by at least five years. A 24-hour advance notice will be passed out to residents by the contractor prior to working on the affected street. Streets will reopen the same day by 5 p.m. Please pass this information to all concerned parties. City of Yuma Public Works Department employees will serve as the inspectors for the contractor applying the slurry seal.


City Street Maintenance

Asphalt maintenance crews will conduct operations in various locations as needed the week of Oct. 25-28.

  • Sierra Montana subdivision (fog seal)
  • Las Casitas subdivision 1B (crack seal)