Road Report 11-11-12
Slurry seal returns to Giss this weekend
The city of Yuma Public Works Department continues its fall slurry seal program through Nov. 16.
Weekend work is anticipated today, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Giss Parkway will be closed from 1st Avenue to Main Street, especially including the traffic circle/roundabout at Madison Avenue. Detour by taking 1st Avenue north to 1st Street, then 1st Street to Gila Street to rejoin Giss.
Also today, sealing work will take place on:
• 22nd Drive north of 24th Street.
• 18th Avenue south of 24th Street.
• 17th Avenue south of 24th Street.
On Tuesday, slurry will be applied in the Dunes subdivision.
The overall project generally encompasses an area south of 16th Street and west of Avenue A. Some work will be done in the downtown area to include Giss Parkway and Madison Ave.
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.
The city of Yuma Public Works Department employees will serve as the inspectors for the contractor applying the slurry seal.
City of Yuma fog seal
City of Yuma Street Maintenance crews continue applying fog seal in the upcoming week. Starting Monday, work will take place in the Parkway Place subdivision, south of 24th Street.
Avenue A, 8th Street to 16th Street - 10th-12th closed
Pavement has been placed on Avenue A between 8th Street and 10th Street, and neighborhood traffic can now use Avenue A from just south of 8th Street through 10th Street. Until southbound traffic is opened at 8th Street, the right eastbound lane of 8th Street remains closed and left turns from westbound 8th Street are prohibited at Avenue A. The 8th Street speed limit is reduced in the construction zone as well.
The main work zone now is between 10th Street and 12th Street. Currently, Avenue A is closed completely from the southern edge of 10th Street to the northern edge of 12th Street. 12th Street remains open to through traffic and for easy access to the elementary school.
Plans call for reconstructing Avenue A in two-block increments to minimize impact on Avenue A residents.
The overall project will also be timed so that work directly in front of O.C. Johnson Elementary School will take place during the school's winter break.
Traffic signals to be installed at I-8, 3E
The project to improve and widen the bridge at Avenue 3E between Gila Ridge Road and 24th Street in Yuma will require intermittent delays on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Crews will be installing new traffic signals at the Avenue 3E and Interstate 8 traffic interchange and at the Gila Ridge Road and Avenue 3E intersection between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. both days. Delays of up to 10 minutes are possible these days.
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.
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.
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.
Veterans Day Parade is Monday
The annual Veterans Day Parade will be held Monday. From as early as 7 a.m. through as late as noon that day, 4th Avenue will be closed between 16th Street and 25th Street. East-west traffic needing to cross 4th Avenue Monday morning will need to plan ahead, ideally using 32nd Street or Giss Parkway.