About Yuma District
The Yuma District, border California and Mexico. The district consists of over 3,000 total lane miles with over 1,000 Interstate lane miles and five Interstate Rest Areas. It emcompasses aras form San Luis to the Bill Williams River along SR/UR 95, and from the Arizona/California state line to Buckeye along I-10, Yuma to the Maricopa/Pinal County line on I-8, SR 85 from the Maricopa/Pima County line to north of the Gila River. The Yuma District also maintains portions of SR 72, US 60, B8, and SR 195.
Yuma District contains 5 different Indian
tribes (Mohave, Cocopah, Quechan, CRIT, Tohono Odom ) within its
borders. The Colorado River runs along the district boundaries
from Parker to Yuma and the Gila River runs from SR 85 to the
confluence with the Colorado River near Yuma. Some attractions of
the district would be the Yuma Territorial Prison, Kofa Wildlife
Refuge, Imperial Wildlife Refuge, Buckskin and River Island
State Parks near Parker. There are 5 dams in our area,
Parker, Laguna, Imperial, Morales, and Painted Rock Dams.
Yuma is home of two Military bases, Marine
Corp Air Station and US Army Yuma Proving Grounds. MCAS is one of
the top aviation training bases. Established in 1928, it supports
80 % of the Corps air to ground aviation training.
YPG is proud to be the Army's
test and evaluation facility that brings together a large range of
ground combat systems at a location with the size and isolation to
permit realistic, unconstrained use and interoperability of
During the winter season our traffic
volumes double mainly because the winter visitors and agricultural
workers are here during that time.