Road Report 10-21-12
Avenue A, 8th Street to 16th Street
The reconstruction of Avenue A between 8th Street and 16th Street is under way. Plans call for reconstructing Avenue A in two-block increments to minimize impact on Avenue A residents.
Currently Avenue A is closed between 8th Street and 10th Street. Additionally the right eastbound lane of 8th Street is closed and left turns from westbound 8th Street are prohibited at Avenue A. 8th Street speed limit is reduced in the construction zone as well.
At an unconfirmed date but only for one work day, 8th Street will be further narrowed to one lane each direction and Avenue A will be closed on the north side of 8th Street in addition to the south side. 8th Street traffic will remain open, but traffic will not be possible on or from either side of Avenue A. This is a single-day phase of the project that will involve traffic signal repairs as well.
The overall project will also be timed so that work directly in front of O.C. Johnson Elementary School will take place during the school's winter break.
Giss Parkway, Gila Street to Main Street
Time Warner Cable will be working for five days on the north side of Giss Parkway between Gila Street and Main Street. Drivers are asked to use caution, especially regarding visibility during turns onto Giss Parkway from Gila Street, Maiden Lane or Main Street. Work is expected to be complete by Oct. 31.
Avenue 3E Bridge, Gila Ridge Road to 24th Street
A contractor working for ADOT is improving and widening the Avenue 3E Bridge located between Gila Ridge Road and 24th Street in Yuma. The project is a cooperative effort between ADOT and the City of Yuma and is scheduled for completion in summer 2013.
The project includes widening the bridge over the railroad tracks from two to six lanes with a center median, new pavement, and pedestrian walkways. Two-way traffic is expected to be maintained during expansion of the bridge, which will be built to include three lanes each direction when complete. There will be some speed limit reductions during this project.
32nd St. manhole inspections, B to 3E — Century Link
Isolated lane restrictions are possible along 32nd Street between Avenue B and Avenue 3E as Century Link will inspect 52 manholes over an approximately 30-day period to end by Dec. 1.
Avenue C, 8th Street to 1st Street
Workers continue on the Yuma County Avenue C reconstruction project. Avenue C is open but with narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit following paving.
City's fall Slurry Seal program starts Oct. 29
The City of Yuma Public Works Department will apply “slurry seal” between Oct. 29 and Nov. 16. The project generally encompasses an area south of 16th Street and west of Avenue A, including the following streets and subdivisions. Some work will be done in the downtown area to include Giss Parkway and Madison Ave.
Avenue D 16th St to 24th St
32nd St Avenue C to Avenue D
Avenue C 32nd St to 40th St
24th St Avenue A to Avenue B: There will be night work in this area.
23rd St. Avenue B to 20th Dr.
20th St Avenue B to east main canal.
Giss. Parkway Main St to 1st Ave
Madison Avenue 3rd St to 4th St.
Traffic circle on Giss Parkway
The Dunes 1,2,3
La Paloma Estates
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.
“When applied to residential streets, the slurry seal takes up to eight hours from the time of application through the drying process,” said City of Yuma Street Maintenance Supervisor Mark Stewart. “Basically, the contractor can be in and out of an area rather quickly, with little inconvenience to neighborhood traffic.”
The City of Yuma Public Works Department employees will serve as the inspectors for the contractor applying the slurry seal.
City of Yuma Fog Seal program postponed
The city's annual fall fog seal program is being postponed due to circumstances beyond the city's control.
Gas line repairs, 20-24th Streets, 1st-Maple Aves.
Southwest Gas will embark on a series of gas line repairs between 20th and 24th streets, with most work taking place in the alleys between 1st, Madison and Maple avenues. One phase of this 80-day project will involve lane restrictions on 24th Street between 1st Avenue and Maple Avenue.