Avenue 3E bridge closed for weekend
Motorists must seek detours around the Avenue 3E bridge this weekend while the Arizona Department of Transportation closes it off to demolish the pedestrian walkway.
The temporary closure runs from 9 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday. Workers will demolish the walkway and set up concrete barriers.
The demolition is part of the bridge improvement and widening project. The broader menu of improvements is expected to include widening of the bridge over the railroad tracks to six lanes, a raised median, new pavement markings, signage, guardrail and pedestrian walkways, and additional turn lanes at the eastbound Interstate 8 exit. It's a joint project between the city of Yuma and ADOT.
The bridge, between Gila Ridge Road and 24th Street, is along a busy road used to reach Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Yuma Proving Ground and agricultural properties.
In general, work on the bridge project will be completed on weekdays during daytime hours. One lane of traffic will always be open in both directions. Drivers should be aware of workers, slow down and drive with care.
Construction started in early August and is expected to run through next summer.
ADOT has compiled information on the project at www.azdot.gov/Ave3ebridge.