Road Report 11-4-12
City's fall slurry seal program hits Giss, 24th
The city Public Works Department will apply “slurry seal” through Nov. 16. The project generally encompasses an area south of 16th Street and west of Avenue A, including the following streets and subdivisions. Some work will include Giss Parkway and Madison Avenue.
With slurry seal applications due on several major streets, weekend and night work will take place at times during the upcoming week. Here is the complete Slurry Seal Program schedule for Nov. 4-12.
• Sunday, Giss Parkway will be closed beginning 3 p.m. from Main Street to 1st Avenue. Also, Madison Avenue will be closed from 3rd Street to Giss, beginning 3 p.m. This includes the entire traffic circle (roundabout, rotary) at Giss Parkway and Madison Avenue. Lanes will reopen well prior to start of the morning commute Monday.
• Also Sunday: Lane restrictions will begin at 5 p.m. on 24th Street from the East Main Canal to Avenue B, where slurry seal will take place on outside lanes. At 8 p.m., lane restrictions on 24th Street will move from the East Main Canal in front of YRMC to Avenue A. All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. Monday.
• Nov. 5: Hacienda Estates, The Dunes and 20th Street east of Avenue B
• Nov. 6: La Ploma Estates, The Dunes, and Pfeiffer Estates.
• Nov. 8: 20th Street east of Avenue B, The Dunes
• Nov. 9: 32nd Street west of Avenue C.
• Nov. 11: At 5 p.m., lane restrictions will take place on 24th Street from the East Main Canal to Avenue B.
• At 8 p.m., lane restrictions will take place on 24th Street from Avenue A to the East Main Canal. All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. Nov. 12.
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.
“When applied to residential streets, the slurry seal takes up to eight hours from the time of application through the drying process,” said city Street Maintenance Supervisor Mark Stewart. “Basically, the contractor can be in and out of an area rather quickly, with little inconvenience to neighborhood traffic.”
Yuma Public Works Department employees will serve as the inspectors for the contractor applying the slurry seal.
City of Yuma fog seal program, week of Nov. 5
Technical issues have delayed the fog seal program. Beginning the week of Nov. 5, area subdivisions to be treated include: Villa Hermosa and Parkway Place.
24th Street, James to Kennedy – Century Link
Century Link will install conduit, cable and equipment along the south side of 24th Street between Arizona Avenue and Kennedy Lane. The right eastbound lane of 24th Street will be closed from the approach to James Drive until just beyond James Avenue for about 10 days, with work expected to wrap by the end of November. Following this, work will continue down James Avenue to 26th Place.
30th Street, east of 21st Drive – Century Link
Century Link will install conduit, cable and equipment along and underneath 30th Street, in several locations east of 21st Drive. This 30-day project is expected to be complete in December.
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 residents.
Avenue A is closed between 8th and 10th streets. Additionally the right eastbound lane of 8th Street is closed and left turns from westbound 8th Street are prohibited at Avenue A. 8th Street speed limit is reduced in the construction zone. Within the next two weeks, intersection construction will take place, which will reduce 8th Street to one lane each direction and no active turn lane. Exact date will published once confirmed and also sent via Twitter, @cityofyuma.
Work directly in front of O.C. Johnson Elementary School will take place during the school's winter break.
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. The project is a cooperative effort between ADOT and the city 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.
32nd St. 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.
32nd Street westbound at Bonanza
The right westbound lane of 32nd Street will be closed in the vicinity of Bonanza Avenue for private contractor installation of a driveway into an auto dealership's new building. Work is expected to be complete by Nov. 16.