8th Avenue, 24th to 32nd
A contractor working for the city has begun work on the 8th Avenue improvements project. 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 six weeks.
Scope of the overall 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 four months to complete.
4th Avenue repaving - ADOT
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 generally restricted to one lane each direction in work zones. Speed limits will be reduced in work zones. Business access will be maintained. At this time, 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.
24th Street, Pacific to Arizona
Work is underway 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. Project is expected take approximately five months to complete.
City of Yuma street maintenance, May 6-10
City of Yuma Street Maintenance crews will perform crack seal, grinding and sweeping operations in the following areas:
• Speese Heights subdivision (crack seal)
• Ponderosa Valley Estates #6 subdivision (crack seal)
• Desert Grove Mobile Estates (grinding, sweeping and patching)
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, if not ahead of 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.
20th Street east of Factor Avenue
20th Street will be closed between Factor Avenue and Kennedy lane for installation of a connection to the City’s sewer line. This project is expected to last 30 days.
Century Link cable placement - various locations
Century Link will install conduit and cable in various locations through north and west Yuma from May through June 28. Some of the locations where manhole access may require lane closures are as follows:
• 3rd Street at 2nd Avenue
• 3rd Street approaching 4th Avenue
• Avenue B at 4th Street
• 8th Street and Avenue B
• Avenue B and 12th Street
• Avenue B at 15th Street
• Avenue B and 16th Street
• Avenue B and 20th Street
• 20th Street at Naples Avenue
• 20th Street and Avenue C
• Avenue C and 18th Street
• 8th Street at Avenue C
Please observe traffic control devices and speed limit reductions in these areas.