A weekly list of city projects or encroachment permits authorized by the city of Yuma affecting busy streets.
Araby Road, I-8 (Updated)
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) advises drivers to plan ahead for lane restrictions on Interstate 8 (I-8) near Araby Road that will be in place through Aug. 17 as bridge barriers are replaced as part of the I-8 and Araby Road traffic interchange improvement project.
The following restrictions will be in place 24 hours a day through Aug. 17:
Only one lane will be open in both directions on I-8, between the Araby Road Exit and milepost 8.
The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph.
A 14-foot vehicle width restriction will be in place.
Delays are likely, so travelers should allow extra travel time.
Drivers should plan for heavy traffic, reduced speed limits and delays. Information provided by ADOT. Beginning on Monday, Aug. 13, both the eastbound I-8 on and off-ramps at Araby Road will be closed. Plus, Araby Road will continue to have only one lane open in each direction between 30th and 26th streets through the fall. Delays are likely, so drivers should allow extra time in their commute. Alternate routes include Avenue 8 1/2E, Avenue 3E and 32nd Street.
24th Street, Arizona to Pacific avenues
Beginning as early as Aug. 14, crews will be doing maintenance work on telephone cables just south of 24th Street, from Arizona to Pacific avenues. Work will require the eastbound lanes of 24th Street to be closed between Arizona and Pacific avenues. Traffic control devices will be in place.The project is to be finished by Nov. 30.
Ridgeview Drive, near 22nd Street
On Friday, Aug. 10, crews will be working on Ridgeview Drive near its intersection with 22nd Street. The project will be done in one day and requires shoulder work along Ridgeview Drive but no full road closures.
17th Street, 4th-5th avenues
17th Street will be closed 4th-5th avenues Aug. 13-15. The closure will be removed by 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 15.
11th Avenue, near Avenue A
Crews will be working to abandon a gas line on 11th Avenue, near the Avenue A right of way between Aug.8-Aug. 10.
Short Way, near 32nd Street
Short Way is currently closed between 30th Street and 32nd Street, as crews install a sewer main line. The roadway will reopen Aug. 29.
Palo Verde St., Pacific Avenue
Crews may be working on Palo Verde Street just east of Pacific Avenue, requiring reduced lanes and lane shifts. There will be no full road closures. The initial work took place on Friday, Aug. 10. If additional work is required, the project may continue for one more day on Monday, Aug. 13. Traffic signs will be posted to direct traffic through the work-zone.
Palo Verde Street, 28th Ave. (Lakin Ave.)
In order to abandon a gas line at a location off of Palo Verde Street, a portion of the roadway will be closed near its intersection with 28th Avenue (also known as Lakin Avenue). Palo Verde Street will remain open to through traffic but there will be a lane shift, a reduced speed limit and traffic control in place between 28th Avenue and Avenue 3E. Detours include 24th Street and/or 32nd Street, which can be accessed via Pacific Avenue or Avenue 3E. The project is to finish by the end of August.
Avenue A, 32nd-36th streets
Avenue A is under construction from 32nd Street to 36th Street/Desert Sun Drive. Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction and the speed limit is reduced to 25 mph. Traffic control devices will be in the area to help guide traffic through the work-zone. Neighbors with access to 8th Avenue are asked to use it as an alternate route. Work is expected to be complete this fall.
Mesa Avenue, Stetson Street
Southwest Gas will be replacing a natural gas pipe on South Mesa avenue near its intersection with Stetson Street as early as July 25. The project may take up to 90 days, finishing by October 25 at the latest. In the meantime, no full closures will be in place but traffic control and lane shifts will be in the area.
U.S. Highway 95, Avenue A
There will be lane closures on Highway 95 near Avenue A throughout all of August and September. No full road closures. More details will be released when available.
24th Street, near Avenue 3E
Southwest Gas will be replacing a gas service line at a property off of 24th Street, between Avenue 2 1/2 E and Avenue 3E. There will be reduced lanes and a slower speed limit. Work is to be finished by November.
Gila Ridge Road, Avenue 4E
Beginning as early as August 8, Gila Ridge Road will have lane closures along it near its intersection with Avenue 4E for approximately two months as crews trench and pull fiber.
4th Avenue, 18th-19th streets
Lane closures along 4th Avenue will be in place while crews install microfiber at a location between 18th and 19th streets. Additionally, the sidewalk will be closed and the speed limited reduced to 25mph in the work zone.
16th Street, Avenue C
A lane closure will be required along 16th street near Avenue C starting as early as Aug. 6, and finished by early October. 16th Street’s speed limit near the work zone will be reduced to 35 miles per hour.
30th Street, Araby Road
Crews will be installing new Arizona Public Service (APS) conduits for a new construction on 30th Street, near Araby Road, requiring a closure of 30th Street between Araby Road and Avenue 7E.
19th St., 2nd-3rd avenues
19th Street will be closed 2nd to 3rd avenues on Tuesday, Aug. 14, and Wednesday, Aug. 15.
20th St., 1st-3rd avenues
On Aug. 14-15, 20th Street will be closed between 1st and 3rd avenues between the hours of 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. Additional work in that area will include shoulder work and alley work within the perimeter of 16th Street to 19th street and 4th Avenue to 8th Avenue. Road closures and detours will be updated on the Road Report as soon as they are known, but please note that shoulder work and alley work will take place throughout the duration of this project.
Arizona Avenue, 20th-22nd streets
Update: The intersection of 20th Street and Arizona Avenue will be closed starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9. It will be closed over night, and will reopen at 5 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 10.
Downtown infrastructure improvements
A City of Yuma Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project is in the works and will be carried out in three phases. Phase two is currently underway, and will close Maiden Lane from 2nd Street to 3rd Street, and 2nd Street will be closed from Maiden to Gila Street. Crews will be milling 2nd Street and Maiden lane throughout early to mid August. Gila Street is currently open.
Access will be maintained to the parking lot between Maiden Lane and Gila Street throughout the project. The third phase is slated to begin in late August. The entire CIP project is slated to be complete by the end of September.
31st Place, Avenue 7E
A project to access a manhole on the south side of east 31st Place will require trenching near its intersection with Avenue 7E, and is currently underway. The work will require a lane closure in the area. It will finish in 60 days. The speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph in the area.
3rd Avenue Project (Updated)
Update: The project is substantially complete and all major construction activities have concluded. Remaining work includes minor adjustments and corrections, as well final clean up. The City thanks all local residents, businesses and visitors for their patience during the two-phase project of improvements to 3rd Avenue between 8th Street and 14th Street. Businesses and residents in the area were notified of the work zone in advance as closures and detours were put into place. The restaurant located at the northeast corner of 3rd Avenue and 11th Street can still be accessed; the road to their parking lot is open although there are still “road closed to through traffic,” the business is open and accessible.
Avenue B, 8th-16th streets (updated)
A project to replace a vintage steel main line is underway on Avenue B. This will require a lane closure on Avenue B, from 8th St. to 16th St. One lane will remain open in each direction along Avenue B while the project is underway. Signs will be posted to alert drivers of the upcoming closure as they approach the work zone. Lane closures will be in place in that area.
24th Street, Arizona Avenue
Crews began working near the intersection of 24th Street and Arizona Avenue in March, for a project that will require a lane closure along 24th Street near its intersection with Arizona Avenue and will call for the speed limit to be reduced to 25 mph in the work zone. The work is to be completed by the fall.
Avenue 10E, 32nd-34th streets
Subdivision and road construction will affect Avenue 10E between 32nd Street and 34th Street. Detour using Payson Avenue. Work is scheduled to complete in late Aug.
Arizona Avenue, near 20th (updated)
Road closures, lane closures and detours are to be in place as crews replace a steel main line and more than 11,000 feet of service pipe on 20th Street, between 4th and Arizona avenues. Traffic control devices will be set up in the area to help guide traffic through the work zone, as the project will require lane shifts and some sidewalk closures.
Beginning Jul. 28, there will be a lane closure on 20th Street, from Arizona Avenue to Factor Avenue. The project is anticipated to finish by early to mid October.
County 12th Street Bridge, near Ave. D — (ADOT)
ADOT crews have closed County 12th Street’s bridge west of Avenue D. The project is to remove and replace the existing Yuma County bridge. Additional work includes new pavement, pavement markings and other work. The project will be underway for several months and is expected to be complete by fall 2018. Drivers and agricultural workers should use detour routes and allow extra travel time while work is underway. No left turns will be permitted west of County 12th Street at Avenue D.
Detours include County 11th Street and/or Somerton Avenue. Local traffic will be permitted east of Somerton Avenue. Farmland will be accessible; signing will guide agriculture workers through detour routes. Drivers are asked to slow down and obey posted traffic control devices.
City Street Maintenance
Asphalt maintenance operations for the week of Aug. 13-17 is as follows:
• Magnolia Avenue, 1st to 8th Street (crack seal)
• 24th Street, Avenue C to west city limits (crack seal)
• Avenue 3E, 32nd Street to 40th Street (crack seal)
• Avenue 8E, near 36th Street (grinding)
• Desert Willow Avenue, near 41st Lane (grinding)
• Cielo Verde subdivision (grinding)