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City of Yuma Road Report, Oct. 4

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

City Projects

1st Avenue reconstruction project; 9th Street

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. With local traffic exceptions, stretches of 1st Avenue between 9th Street and 13th Street are closed to through traffic. Through mid-October, 1st Avenue is closed between 9th Street and 10th Street. 10th Street remains open for resident and business access. 1st Avenue  remains closed between 11th Street and 13th Street.

Overall, the project is currently scheduled to be complete by the end of 2019.

Southwest Gas contractors continue their underground gas line work north of and adjacent to this project. Oct. 1-8, 9th Street will be closed between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue.


16th Street at Fire Station 4

A contractor working for on the reconstruction of Fire Station 4 will need to close the right westbound lane of 16th Street in the vicinty of the station, between Arcadia Lane and just beyond Atens Avenue. Work is expected to continue through Oct. 11.


Harvard Street sewer project - Kennedy Lane

A contractor working for the City is installing a sewer line that will connect to residences along Harvard Street, replacing septic systems for residents that have executed consent forms. Pavement replacement will follow. Visitor access to Harvard Street residences may require parking on adjacent side streets.


City Street Maintenance

Street maintenance operations for Oct. 7-11 will take place in the following areas:

Fog seal

Falls Ranch 7


Thermo Patch Crew Maintenance  

Rancho Sereno – Preparation for slurry seal

3800 block of Puesta Del Sol


Concrete sidewalk repairs

Country Meadows subdivision

Savant Estates subdivision

Desert Air Boulevard


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. Currently, there is shoulder work taking place on the north side of the roadway through December. In the future the roadway will be closed to through traffic, but access will be maintained to local homes and businesses. Completion of the collaborative project is anticipated by early November.

The intersection of 8th Street and Avenue D will be closed through mid-October as part of this project.


Avenue B, 16th Street to 32nd Street (SW Gas)

A contractor working for Southwest Gas will replace a gas line on Avenue B from 16th Street to 20th Street, with work in cross streets 24th Street, 25th Street, 26th Street and 32nd Street. Project will run into early October. Expect lane closures on Avenue B and some possible turn restrictions.


Avenue A, 24th Street - night work

A contractor working on a fire service line will need to install a crossing across Avenue A from the northwest corner of 24th Street. Oct. 7-11. Traffic will be shifted to one lane each direction on Avenue A. Alternate routes are recommended between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.


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.


Avenue 6E, 32nd Street to 40th Street

Starting Sept. 30, Avenue 6E will be closed from 32nd Street to 40th Street. This is for deep excavation work to install new sewer and water lines to the coming Veterans facility, plus install concrete and new road construction for facility access. Work is expected to last approximately 10 days.


4th Avenue, 27th through Catalina (Century Link)

Through Oct.18, Century Link manhole access workwill require a closure of the right southbound lane of 4th Avenue between 27th Street and just beyond Catalina Drive. This work will take place at night between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.


Arizona Avenue north of 16th Street (Century Link)

Southbound Arizona Avenue approaching 16th Street will be reduced one lane for fiber installation. Speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph. Work will complete by mid-November.


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

Telephone cable maintenance will require narrow lanes and partial lane closures of 3rd Street between 13th Avenue and 25th Avenue through late December.


8th Street, Avenue A to 10th Avenue (SW Gas)

Gas line pipe work will bring lane restrictions to 8th Street between Avenue A and 10th Avenue, while the alley between 10th Avenue and Avenue A will be closed on both sides of 8th Street. This is part of larger gas line work that will conclude in November.


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 2nd streets.
  • 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).
  • Alley between 3rd and 4th avenues, from 1st Street to Giss Parkway.

Sept. 17-19, overnight work will require the full closure of Madison Avenue between 1st Street and Giss Parkway, with work hours occuring between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.


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.

The week of Oct. 7, road closures will include Virginia Drive between 25th Street and 26th Street.


12th Street, 2nd-3rd avenues (SW Gas)

Southwest Gas work will require the closure of 12th Street between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue Oct. 7-8.


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

Southwest Gas will be working on service stub lines along Avenue 7E and intersecting side streets south of 24th Street through October. Lanes will be narrowed in work zones.


Avenue C at 16th Street

The right southbound lane of Avenue C will be closed approaching 16th Street for upcoming pavement replacement at H.L. Suverkrup Elementary School parking lot. Exact project dates were not available; however, permit stipulates work will be completed by Oct. 25.


12th Street west of Avenue A (SW Gas)

12th Street will be closed immediately west of Avenue A for gas line replacement. Detour is 11th Street. Exact work dates were unavailable; however, the permit expires Oct. 25.


Avenue 6E, near 44th Place (APS)

APS is working in the shoulder of Avenue 6E near 44th Place to install infrastructure for the Driftwood subdivisions. No lane closures are in effect; however, motorists are advised to drive with caution near workers.


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

Century Link has 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.