4th Avenue repaving
The City of Yuma and the Arizona Department of Transportation, The Arizona Department of Transportation and the City of Yuma are working on a $3.5 million project to improve 4th Avenue (Business Route 8) in Yuma from the Arizona-California state line to Catalina Drive. Work includes removal and replacement of pavement, new pavement striping and markers, and removal and replacement of an old railroad crossing near the state line.
Work hours are 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday evenings. Travel on 4th Avenue will be restricted to one lane each direction in work zones. Speed limits will be reduced in work zones. Business access will be maintained at all times. No work is scheduled on holidays. Paving is scheduled to take place in segments; the first segment will be from 1st Street to 16th Street and the second segment will be from 16th Street to Catalina Drive.
For more information, please visit www.azdot.gov/4thAvenue or contact the Project Hotline at 1-855-712-8530, or email at Projects@azdot.gov.
8th Avenue, 24th to 32nd
A contractor working for the City will begin work on the 8th Avenue improvements project on Monday. 8th Avenue will be closed to all traffic from the southern edge of 24th Street to the southern edge of 26th Street. Through traffic should detour using 4th Avenue or Avenue A. Businesses in this area have access from 24th Street, and residences in this area will have secondary access; detour signs will be posted. This closure is anticipated to last approximately 6 weeks. The scope of the project is to replace the pavement on 8th Avenue from 24th Street to 32nd Street, as well as repair curbs, gutters, sidewalks and driveways as needed, replace the water line and make minor repairs to existing sewer lines. Work on the overall project is expected to take 4 months to complete.
Spring Slurry Seal Program
The City of Yuma Public Works Department will apply slurry seal in a number of locations April 2 through April 18. Residents should expect some street closures and detours during the work. For most roadways, project work will take place 6 a.m. until 5 p.m.
• 24th Street from 4th Avenue to East Main Canal – now taking place 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. April 17 and April 18.
• Araby Estates Subdivision
• Cresta Gila 1, 2 and 3
• Tamarack 4 and 5
• San Marcos
• Engler Estates
• Palm Drive
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.
24th Street, Pacific to Arizona
Work is under way to replace the water line under 24th Street between Pacific Avenue and Arizona Avenue. While construction is generally expected to move from the Pacific Avenue side of the project and go west, some work will take place separately in the intersection of Kennedy Lane and 24th Street. During that phase, 24th Street lanes will be reduced to one in each direction and shifted to the north side of the street. The project is expected take approximately 5 months to complete.
Spring Fog Seal Program continues
During the period of April 15-19, City of Yuma Street Maintenance crews will conclude the spring Fog Seal Program. Fog seal is a fresh oil spray that increases pavement life.
• Ocotillo subdivision
Avenue 3E Bridge, Gila Ridge Road to 24th Street - ADOT
The Avenue 3E Bridge expansion located between Gila Ridge Road and 24th Street in Yuma is reportedly on schedule for completion in summer 2013.
The overall 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. The project is a cooperative effort between ADOT and the City of Yuma.
3rd Street and Giss Parkway work - Century Link
Century Link is working in the eastbound lane of Giss Parkway/3rd Street between 5th Avenue and 1st Avenue. Right eastbound lane restricted this week on Giss.
Arizona Avenue at 18th Street - Southwest Gas
Southwest Gas will be working in Arizona Avenue on both sides of 18th Street, April 11-17. The center lane will be used for through traffic. Work hours are restricted between 8:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
1st Street at federal courthouse - Century Link
Century Link will install conduit and cable in front of the federal courthouse on 1st Street between Madison Avenue and 2nd Avenue. Lanes will be open but shifted; a detour using Giss Parkway is recommended. Once work begins the project is expected to last five days; completion is expected by the end of April.