Road Report 10-7-12
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.
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. First up is the stretch of Avenue A between 8th Street and 10th Street, which will be closed. Additionally the right eastbound lane of 8th Street will close and left turns from westbound 8th Street prohibited at Avenue A.
The project will be timed so that work directly in front of O.C. Johnson Elementary School will take place during the school's winter break.
Gila Street at 1st Street
Storm drain repair work is under way at 1st Street and Gila Street. Lane closures and left turn restrictions are likely during the course of this project. Visitors to Gateway Park and the North End Community Center are urged to drive with extreme caution in the event that heavy equipment reduces visibility at this intersection.
Ocean-to-Ocean Bridge closure
The Ocean-to-Ocean Bridge will be closed 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday for the Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Day Parade. Detour using the 4th Avenue Bridge.
32nd Street 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.
City of Yuma fog seal
The city's annual fall fog seal program is tentatively set to begin Oct. 15 and is expected to take place in Pecan Grove, Villa Hermosa 2, Parkway Place, Las Casitas, Livingston Ranch, police and municipal parking lots.