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Road Report 10-22-2015

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

 Fall slurry seal 

A contractor working for the City of Yuma will apply slurry seal Oct. 14 through Oct. 29. 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

  • 16th Street from Avenue B to Avenue C
  • Avenue 3E from County 16th Street to Co. 18 ½ Street
  • 20th Street from Avenue C to Avenue D
  • 28th Street from Avenue B to Avenue C
  • Avenue C from north of 25th Place to 32nd Street
  • 3rd Avenue from 20th Street to 23rd Street
  • Virginia Drive from 23rd Street to 24th Street


  • Rancho Caballo
  • Rancho Verde
  • El Pueblecito
  • Falls Ranch 1 and 3

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 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.


16th Street, I-8 to mall

Southwest Gas has a 90-day project to replace 565 linear feet of a 6-inch gas transmission line requiring a series of lane closures on 16th Street between Interstate 8 and Yuma Palms Parkway/Sunridge Drive. Only one lane of 16th Street will be closed in one direction at a time, with phases including westbound lane closures happening separately from phases with eastbound closures. Project is expected to complete by the end of the year.


24th Street, 8th Avenue

Crews will be conducting maintenance work on a gas valve located on 24th Street, just west of 8th Avenue. The work will require a traffic control plan to be in effect for one day, sometime before Dec. 13. During this time, there will be a partial lane closure and the speed limit on 24th Street, between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue, will be reduced to 25 miles per hour. Additionally, there will be similar gas valve maintenance work at 16th Street and El Paso Real, as well as near 16th Street and Sunridge Drive. All three maintenance projects are slated to last a total of one day and will take place before mid-December.


8th Street,12th-14th avenues

A project to install a new fireline for a restaurant located off of 8th Street, between 12th Avenue and 14th Avenue, will lead to several road closures and detours in the area. The total work duration to install the fireline is 10 days. It is scheduled to finish by mid-November. While traffic control is in place, traffic will not be able to turn onto 13th Avenue from 8th Street as that avenue will be closed. Traffic is to use 12th Avenue or 14th Avenue instead. There will also be a sidewalk and partial 8th Street lane closure at its intersection with 13th Avenue. The speed limit near the work zone will be reduced to 25 mph.


Southgate Mall area

Reconstruction of Southgate Mall property will lead to a number of lane closures and detours in Big Curve/Southgate Mall area over the next several months. Southbound 4th Avenue's right lane will close from Catalina Drive to 4th Avenue Extension, for construction of new turn lane and driveway entrance into Southgate Mall. Then 4th Avenue Extension will be closed between Business Loop 8/4th Avenue and 32nd Street. At one point in the project, the 32nd Street intersection with 4th Avenue Extension will become a 4-way stop. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes and to watch for and follow detour signs posted in the project vicinity. The project is slated to be completed by the end of the year.


8th Street, avenues C-D

8th Street will be closed to through traffic between Avenue C and Avenue D for a Yuma County Water Users Association pipe repair project. Cross-roadway trench will be between Yavapai Lane and Avenue D, with local traffic permitted between Avenue C and Yavapai. Through traffic should detour using Clip Street. Project will be complete in early November.


Avenue B, 16th Street

A five-day project to place new fiber for a bank branch located off of the Avenue B and 16th Street intersection is scheduled to take place by the end of November. This will lead to a lane closure and reduced speed limit for westbound traffic on 16th Street near its intersection with Avenue B. Additionally, traffic headed south along Avenue B will have a reduced speed limit and lane closure near the intersection.


Arizona Ave., 26th Pl.-25th St.

Crews will be installing fiber optic cable along Arizona Avenue, from 26th Place to 25th Street, leading to reduced lanes and a slowed speed limit in both directions near the work zone. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be directed to keep right. The project is scheduled to be completed in late December.


24th Street near Olivia Avenue

Century Link will be placing fiber for a new cell site, requiring crews to dig to expose a manhole along 24th Street near Olivia Avenue. An eastbound lane on 24th Street will be closed between Mary Avenue and Pacific Avenue. Additionally, a reduced speed limit will be in place near that area. Drivers entering 24th Street from Olivia Avenue will only be able to make a right turn onto 24th Street. The project is scheduled to be completed by mid-November.

Avenue A, 24th Street

Crews will be digging a trench to place new cable for Yuma Regional Medical Center, which is located on the southwest corner of the Avenue A and 24th Street intersection. This five-day project will take place just east of the hospital's parking garage. Traffic along Avenue A will have a reduced speed limit in place and a lane closure near the work area. The project is to be completed by the end of November. 

Maiden Lane - downtown

The demolition and refurbishment of the Yuma County building located at 197 S. Main Street is under way over the early autumn months, leading to several road and sidewalk closures in the area throughout the duration of the project. Maiden Lane is closed from 1st to 2nd Street. Some of the downtown parking spaces immediately to the east are also closed. Access to downtown parking east of Main Street should be via Gila Street. Signs are posted to direct drivers to closures and detours.

City Street Maintenance

Asphalt maintenance crews will conduct operations Oct. 26-30 at the following locations: 

  • Terraces at the View subdivision (fog seal, tentative)
  • 26th Street, Araby Road to East View Parkway (fog seal, tentative)
  • 26th Street, west of Araby Road (fog seal, windows)
  • Belleza subdivision (fog seal, windows)
  • Terra Bella subdivision (fog seal, windows)

Please be advised that lane restrictions, detours and road closures may be in effect during these projects.