Yuma, Arizona - City of Yuma Road Report week of December 8th:
Special event: Road Closure for Dorothy Young Electric Light Parade on Dec. 9
On Saturday, Dec. 9, a traffic control plan will be in place for the Dorothy Young Electric Light Parade. This will require a full closure for the parade's route. The parade will start at the 16th Street and 4th Avenue intersection heading northbound on 4th Avenue. The parade will then turn right onto 4th Street, left onto 2nd Avenue, right onto Giss Parkway, through the roundabout, and will make its way to Main Street in Historic Downtown Yuma. The hard closure will be in place starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, and will be taken down the same evening after the parade.
Arizona Avenue, 22nd St.
Crews will be working on Arizona Avenue near the area of 20th and 22nd streets, during which time 22nd Street will be right-turn-only for northbound Arizona Avenue motorists with a detour to Factor Avenue. Arizona Avenue will be closed to through-traffic for southbound motorists at 20th Street, while business access to locations south of 20th Street will be maintained. Please use detours in place. Additionally, there will be some utility work done in the area of Arizona Avenue and 20th Street starting as early as Nov. 22, which may require additional lane closures and shoulder work.
4th Avenue, 20th St.
Crews will be conducting underground utility work for a location off of 4th Avenue near its intersection with 20th Street. While work is underway for a 15-day period beginning on Monday, Dec. 11, there will be a lane closure on 4th Avenue near 20th Street, with detours in place. This project will also be requiring a complete roadway closure on 20th Place between 4th and 5th avenues.
I-8, Araby Road - ADOT
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are improving the Interstate 8 and Araby Road (SR 195) traffic interchange with two-lane modern roundabouts and associated ramps. This project also includes construction of storm drains, a retention basin, concrete barriers and retaining walls and installing lighting and landscaping.
Through November, work is occurring on the north side of I-8. Per ADOT, crews will be working during daylight hours during the week, however an extended work schedule may be necessary as the project progresses. On- and off-ramps at I-8 and Araby Road could be closed as needed, and some turning movements could be restricted while work is underway. ADOT will maintain one lane of travel in each direction on Araby Road. Drivers should allow extra travel time and consider using alternate routes like Avenue 3E and Avenue 8 and 1/2 E.
Farm equipment operators will have a one-hour window each morning to move through the Araby Road work zone at I-8. ADOT has designated 10-11 a.m. as a travel window for farm equipment operators to move through the area where ADOT crews are building new roundabouts at the Araby traffic interchange. Traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction until the first of November.
28th Street, near 4th Avenue
Crews will need access to a manhole off of 4th Avenue, at a location between 28th and 29th streets, which will lead to a partial road closure on 28th Street while the project is underway. The project will also require some overhead utility work in the area. The project is slated to take place between Nov. 9 and Jan. 9. Signs will be posted in the area to alert traffic to the work zone and the lane closure.
13th Street, near 2nd Avenue
A project to tap into existing sewers, water lines and storm drains will lead to the closure of 13th Street between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue to begin as early as Oct. 27 and to end by Jan. 31. Signs will be posted while the work is underway to alert drivers of the road closure and of detours in the area, such as going through 2nd Avenue to 12th Street or using 1st Avenue.
40th Street, Avenues 4E - 5E
There will be a road closure on County 14th Street (40th Street) between Avenue 4E and Avenue 5E for a total of no more than 90 days as set up gas service for a new facility. The project is anticipated to begin as early as Oct. 27 and is to be completed by Jan. 31. When crews are in the work zone, signs will be posted to alert drivers of the closure along 40th Street as they approach the area. Signs will also be set up in the area to show drivers through to detours.
3rd Avenue, 9th Street
Crews will be replacing a gas main line located near 3rd Avenue and 9th Street. The work is anticipated to end by Dec. 28. While work is underway to replace the gas line, 9th Street will be closed between Orange Avenue and 2nd Avenue. No right turns will be allowed for drivers on Orange Avenue in either direction. Additionally, 3rd Avenue will be closed between 8th and 9th streets. Signs will be posted to alert drivers to the work zone. Northbound and southbound traffic can detour using 4th or 2nd avenues, and westbound and eastbound traffic can detour through 8th or 10th streets.
3rd Street, 13th Ave.
Thirteen Avenue will be closed between 3rd and 2nd streets for a groundbed replacement. Traffic on 3rd Street will not be able to turn onto 13th Avenue while the project is underway, and instead will be asked to detour through 14th or 15th streets. The road is anticipated to reopen by the end of January 2018.
1st Avenue, near 3rd Street
A portion of 1st Avenue near its intersection with Giss Parkway will be closed as part of a 60-day project that requires access to a manhole in the area. While the project is underway, no parking will be permitted along 1st Avenue near its intersection with Giss Parkway. 1st Avenue will be completely closed in that same vicinity. Signs will be posted to alert traffic to the hard closure. Additionally, the cross streets at 1st Avenue and Giss Parkway will be closed.
Avenue 3E, Highway 95 - ADOT
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is wrapping up the project to improve and widen Avenue 3E and Highway 95. The work, which started in November 2016, is scheduled to be completed this fall.
I-8 west of 4th Ave. - Caltrans (updated)
Caltrans crews continue to work on the reconstruction of Interstate-8 in Imperial County, west of Yuma. Recently, crews reduced traffic to a single lane on westbound I-8 between Sidewinder Road and about a mile west of Ogilby Road. Both travel directions have been switched to the I-8 eastbound lanes divided by k-rail. In addition, the westbound on- and off-ramps at Ogilby Road (exit 159) are closed to traffic. Signs have been placed to alert motorists to the ramp closures and to alternate routes.
The I-8 Corridor is a major pavement rehabilitation project consisting of five segments that will construct Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP) over 48 miles on Interstate 8 in Imperial County. The work will result in a long-lasting superior roadway, capable of withstanding the heaviest traffic loads. Construction began in 2016 on three of the five segments. Work will be completed by 2019.
4th Avenue gateway - ADOT
ADOT is making improvements to the state facility at 4th Avenue and 1st Street. Lane restrictions are in place. The $773,000 improvement project will last approximately seven months. ADOT will add a right-turn lane and a 10-ft. wide, colored-concrete shared-use path from 1st Avenue along the east side of 4th Avenue to the existing Yuma Canal Bridge. The project also includes upgrading and refurnishing existing lighting, installing signage, landscaping and rehabilitating the Yuma Crossing concrete historic land marker.
City Street Maintenance
Asphalt maintenance crews will conduct operations as needed during the week of Dec. 4-8. A complete list of locations was not available as of publication time.