Road Work 11-1-09
16th-Arizona, Maple reopening
The intersection of 16th Street and Maple Avenue has reopened, allowing right-turn access into Wendy's/Liquid Fuels. The intersection of 16th and Arizona Avenue is nearing completion, but Arizona remains closed south of 16th Street for work on the 1600 block of Arizona.
DPE, a local contractor working for the city of Yuma, is expanding the intersection of 16th Street and Arizona Avenue to include six lanes of traffic on 16th Street plus additional turn lanes, and turn lanes on Arizona Avenue as well. The contractor plans to use an aggressive timetable for construction, with the goal of finishing months earlier than the expected estimated completion time frame of May 2010. To accomplish this, work will be done during expanded hours and weekends.
Avenue A widening
Demolition and reconstruction continues on the west side of Avenue A between 16th and 24th streets. Due to differences in grade, there will be no westbound traffic from Avenue A onto residential streets south of 16th Street through 19th Street.
The overall project involves the widening of Avenue A to double the current number of through-traffic lanes as well as intersection improvements at 16th Street and 24th Street and a water main improvement just south of 24th Street. Through traffic during the duration of this project is advised to use 4th Avenue or Avenue B for north-south travel when possible. Motorists detouring through surrounding residential neighborhoods or who are using 8th Avenue are asked to observe residential street speed limits of 25 mph.
Fog sealant - 12th Street, Pioneer Park
The city of Yuma's 2009 fall fog seal program is under way through approximately the second week of December. Fog seal is a fresh oil spray used to extend the life of street pavement three to five years.Next week, fog sealing will affect 12th Street between Avenues B and C.
From Tuesday through Friday (Nov. 3-6), 12th Street will be reduced to one lane of travel in each direction during the hours of 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also, sealing will take place in the Pioneer Park subdivision along the following streets:
• 21st Street, 21st Place, 21st Lane, 33rd Drive and 36th Drive on Tuesday and Wednesday.
• 34th Drive, 36th Drive, 20th Place and 20th Lane on Thursday and Friday.
48th Street/County 13th Street between 3E and 4E
Starting in November, City 48th Street/County 13th Street will be closed between Avenues 3E and 4E for private street reconstruction work that includes a new turn lane. Detour by using 40th Street.