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Road Construction: 16th Street Between Avenue B and Avenue C

Press Release 

For Immediate Release  

October 29th, 2019 

Mario V. Hogue, Public Relations Coordinator 


City of Yuma Road Paving Project Starts Friday, November 1st  

16th Street from Avenue B to Avenue C 


Yuma, Arizona – Crane Elementary School District met with City of Yuma officials last Wednesday, October 23th to discuss the City of Yuma’s upcoming 16th street road paving project from Avenue B to Avenue C. The project starts Friday, November 1st until mid-February (date not confirmed). The project description outlines the removal and replacement of the existing pavement by milling and filling 3” paved surface on 16th?Street from Avenue B to Avenue C. Installing waterlines, remove and replace curbing, gutters, sidewalks, driveways, install new traffic signal detection systems and new thermoplastic striping. 


Below is a list of specific items we believe to be important information that may impact your families commute to and from Ronald Reagan Elementary, H.L. Suverkrup and/or Gowan Science Academy: 

  • Project to begin this Friday, November 1st; 

  • there will be one lane in each direction (east/west) open throughout the project; 

  • phase 1 – underground utilities, concrete work from November – early mid-December; 

  • phase 2A – paving south side from mid-December – early January, traffic will be one lane in each direction east/west; 

  • phase 2B – paving north side from early January 2020 – end of January 2020, traffic will be one lane in each direction east/west; and 

  • phase 3 – final striping and raising utilities to grade – through mid-February. 


If you have any questions or concerns about the construction project, please reach out directly to for more information.  


The City of Yuma will host a family and student open forum on Thursday, November 7th at H.L. Suverkrup from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for further details.