August 2, 2012
YUMA – Preliminary work started this week on a $7 million project to improve and widen the Avenue 3E Bridge located between Gila Ridge Road and 24th Street in Yuma, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. 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.
What to expect during construction:
- Crews are scheduled to work weekdays during daylight hours.
- One lane in each direction will be open to traffic throughout most of the project. Some phases will require additional restrictions.
- Business access will be maintained.
- Reduced speed limits through the work zone.
ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.
ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule.
For more information about this project please visit www.azdot.gov/statewide or contact Gabriella Kemp, Yuma District Senior Community Relations Officer, at 520.388.4266 or Paki Rico, ADOT Community Relations Officer, at 520.388.4233. Local media should contact the ADOT Public Information Office at 1.800.949.8057. Visit us on facebook or our web site for more information about ADOT. For more information about ADOT projects and programs across Arizona, see the agency's latest blog posts.