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15

Nov

Retirement of a long standing TAC member Roger Patterson, Yuma County.

Roger Patterson

Yuma County Engineer

For being an Outstanding Engineer

to the YMPO Region and serving on the TAC for over 24 years

Awarded this 8th day of November, 2018

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8

Aug

In Yuma, eastbound I-8 ramps at Araby Road closing until September

New interchange to be completed by November

PHOENIX – Eastbound Interstate 8 entry and exit ramps at Araby Road (State Route 195) in Yuma will be closed for a month beginning next week as crews construct a new retaining wall as part of an Arizona Department of Transportation project upgrading the interchange.

I-8 drivers can use exits at Avenue 3E, Avenue 8½ E and 32nd Street during the closure scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 13.

Araby Road remains limited to one lane in each direction between 26th and 30th streets near I-8, with no left turn from northbound Araby to Gila Ridge Road. The maximum vehicle width on Araby Road is 12 feet.

Also on Monday, Aug. 13, the westbound lane of Gila Ridge Road, closed since May, will reopen between Araby and the Tanimura and Antle Produce building at 6435 Gila Ridge Road.

ADOT is completing the second half of a project to replace traditional traffic signals with modern roundabouts at the Araby Road interchange. The roundabouts, which are safer and move traffic more efficiently than traffic signals, will be large enough to accommodate large trucks, recreational vehicles and agricultural equipment.

A roundabout on the north side of I-8 was completed in 2017. The current work south of I-8 is scheduled to be complete this fall.

For more information on the Araby Road interchange project, visit azdot.gov/ArabyRoadTI.

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23

Jul

YMPO Request for Proposals

YMPO currently has two(2) Request for Proposal (RFP)

YMPO is proud to advertise two separate Request for Proposals.  “The Bicycle and Pedestrian and Design Standards” and the “Traffic Count Network Study” are presently being released as of July 19 and both have a August 16, 2018 by 3:00 PM due date to the YMPO.

We thank you for your time that you have put into the efforts of writing a proposal.

Thank you for your cooperation!
Traffic Count Network Study

 

Bicycle and Pedestrian and Design Standards

 

 

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24

Jan

YMPO 2018-2041 Regional Transportation Plan Amendment #1

PUBLIC REVIEW & COMMENT PERIOD
REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN UPDATE 2018-2041- AMENDMENT 1
 The Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will initiate a public comment and review period on Amendment 1 to the 2018-2041 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), The RTP defines the region’s strategy for creating a multimodal regional transportation system that accommodates the current mobility needs of residents and looks to the future to anticipate where new needs may arise. The RTP includes a listing of the regional transportation facilities and services planned through 2041. Amendment 1 adds the Avenue D and Avenue E Extension project in Yuma County to the list of transportation projects reasonably expected to be funded in the 2023 to 2027 time period. This project consists of a new two-lane road from the existing T-intersection of Avenue E and SR 195 (Juan Sanchez Boulevard) and extending north to the intersection of Avenue D and County 18th Street. The north-south roadway will begin at Avenue E and follow an alignment that shifts approximately one mile to the east to line up with the Avenue D. Additional turn lanes will be added at the intersections of Avenue E/SR 195, Avenue D/County 19th Street and Avenue D/County 18th Street. This project will improve regional mobility, and improve traffic operations.
The purpose of this notice is to initiate the 30-day review and comment period which begins on January 29, 2018.
The draft documents are available for review and comment on the Yuma MPO website at www.ympo.org,during normal business hours at the Yuma MPO offices, located at 502 S. Orange Ave., Yuma, AZ 85364, and the Yuma County Main Library, 2951 S. 21St Dr, Yuma, AZ 85364. Public comments are welcome online, or may be submitted in writing by 5 p.m. February 28, 2018 to the address below.

Contact Person:
Charles Gutierrez, Yuma MPO
cgutierrez@ympo.org
502 S. Orange Ave.
Yuma, AZ 85364

Note: Jurisdictions that make up the YMPO are the City of Yuma; Yuma County; the Cocopah Indian Tribe; the Town of Wellton; the cities of Somerton and San Luis; and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) operating as “Local governments working together”.

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24

Apr

YMPO 2018-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)–DRAFT

YMPO is pleased to roll out the new Transportation Improvement Program for the 2018-2022 years.

 

Please use the comment form to make your comments and mail them into the YMPO or email it to Charles A. Gutierrez.

 

If you have any questions please call the YMPO and ask for Charles A. Gutierrez.

 

2018-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) DRAFT

YMPO Comment form

 

 

 

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24

Apr

YMPO 2018-2041 Regional Transportation Plan-DRAFT

YMPO is announcing the YMPO 2018-2041 Regional Transportation Plan Draft Comment period.

The YMPO has begun the development 2018-2041 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) addresses the challenges and guides the development of a multimodal transportation system through the year 2041. The Regional Transportation Plan is a guide to maintain and enhance the regional transportation system for urbanized Yuma County.

The RTP is a coordinated system of capital intensive roadway projects, transit improvements, and pedestrian/bicycle facilities needed over the next 23 years. The plan attempts to minimize impacts to society and environment while providing for enough capacity and transportation choices to ensure the region’s economy continues to grow.

 

If you would like top comment on any of the documents please use the comment attached to this post.

You can email or mail it into the YMPO at the below information.

Charles A. Gutierrez– cgutierrez@ympo.org

502 South Orange Ave

Yuma, Arizona 85364

 

2018-2041 Regional Transportation Plan–DRAFT

2018-2041 Regional Transportation Plan Appendix–DRAFT

2018-2041 Air Quality Conformity Plan Documentation

 

 

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12

Dec

WHEN YOU SEE FLASHING LIGHTS “MOVE OVER”

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When you see flashing lights, “Move Over”

 ADOT
Travel Arizona’s highways this week and you’ll see this message on overhead signs:

FLASHING LIGHTS?

GIVE ‘EM SPACE

MOVE OVER

We hope “Move Over” rings familiar. If not, let’s refresh your memory: • “Move Over” is a state law that requires motorists to move over one lane – or slow down if it is not safe to change lanes – when approaching any vehicle with flashing lights pulled to the side of a road or highway. • That includes first responder vehicles such as tow trucks, fire trucks, ambulances and police cruisers, as well as utility trucks and even passenger vehicles that have emergency flashers blinking. Click the graphic at right for this information.  Lives can be saved when vehicles “Move Over.” In June near Benson, a tow truck operator was killed when a vehicle struck him as he assisted a stranded motorist on the shoulder of Interstate 10.  Tragically, that’s not uncommon, as being a first responder to vehicle crashes and disabled motorists is dangerous work. Nationally, one tow truck operator is killed every six days. On average, about 23 highway workers and one law enforcement officer are killed every month and five fire fighters are killed every year in the United States.  Remember, when you see flashing lights on, give ’em space and “Move Over.”

 

Be prepared for snow and ice on highways during winter, visit www.azdot.gov/KnowSnow.

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26

Sep

YMPO 2018-2041 RTP Public Outreach

YMPO SOCIAL PINPOINT PUBLIC COMMENT

The YMPO has begun the development 2018-2041 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) addresses the challenges and guides the development of a multimodal transportation system through the year 2041. The Regional Transportation Plan is a guide to maintain and enhance the regional transportation system for urbanized Yuma County.

The RTP is a coordinated system of capital intensive roadway projects, transit improvements, and pedestrian/bicycle facilities needed over the next 23 years. The plan attempts to minimize impacts to society and environment while providing for enough capacity and transportation choices to ensure the region’s economy continues to grow.

 

Please go to this site to make comments on the RTP Project lists and add your own comments and/or questions

https://gg.mysocialpinpoint.com/ympo

 

YMPO ROLLS OUT NEW INTERACTIVE ONLINE TOOL ENABLING PUBLIC TO VIEW AND COMMENT ON MAP OF PROPOSED TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS

Yuma, Ariz. – The YMPO is updating the Regional Transportation Plan. The YMPO Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) 2018-2041 is a long-term blueprint of a region’s transportation system. It contains a list of transportation improvements that will be implemented over the next two decades. RTPs are updated every four years.

The YMPO is launching a new online community engagement tool to help the public review the draft list of proposed projects and provide their comments. The tool allows users to view an interactive map that identifies the proposed transportation improvements, and similar to other online social platforms, “Like, Dislike or Comment” on them. Visitors to the site are directed to a landing page that provides simple instructions on how to use the site and users can then click on various icons representing individual projects and learn about the proposed improvement including location and timing.

To participate, the public should visit the interactive website at: gg.mysocialpinpoint.com/ympo between Sept. 16 and Oct. 6, 2016.

In addition to using the software to access the map and view proposed transportation improvements, users can also propose other improvements by dragging “pins” to locations, commenting, and can even attach pictures.

“We want to hear from anyone who moves about the YMPO area. We want to tap into the experiences people have when they go to work, drop their children off at school, use sidewalks and paths or cross our intersections,” said Charles Gutierrez of YMPO.

Input gathered from the gg.mysocialpinpoint.com/ympo website will influence the final list of projects that will be included in the YMPO Regional Transportation Plan 2018-2041, which is being prepared for the entire YMPO planning area. Jurisdictions that make up the YMPO are the City of Yuma; Yuma County; the Cocopah Indian Tribe; the Town of Wellton; the cities of Somerton and San Luis; Winterhaven, California; the Quechan Indian Tribe; and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) operating as “Local governments working together”.

For questions about the transportation projects, contact Charles Gutierrez at (928) 783-8911 or cgutierrez@ympo.org.

 

https://gg.mysocialpinpoint.com/ympo

 

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1

Apr

YMPO Regional Transportation Plan 2018-2041

Regional Transportation Plan 2018-2041

You are here: Regional Transportation Plan 2018-2041 YMPO REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN (RTP)

PROJECT SUMMARY:

The YMPO has begun the development 2018-2041 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) addresses the challenges and guides the development of a multimodal transportation system through the year 2041. The Regional Transportation Plan is a guide to maintain and enhance the regional transportation system for urbanized Yuma County.

The RTP is a coordinated system of capital intensive roadway projects, transit improvements, and pedestrian/bicycle facilities needed over the next 23 years. The plan attempts to minimize impacts to society and environment while providing for enough capacity and transportation choices to ensure the region’s economy continues to grow.

 

FINAL DOCUMENTS:

 

SCOPE OF WORK:

Scope of Work

RTP Schedule

 

TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC):

 

TAC Meeting #1, December 10, 2016

Agenda

TAC Summary

RTP TAC #1 Presentation

 

TAC Meeting #2, February 11, 2016

RTP TAC #2-Feb 11, 2016

TAC Meeting #3 April 14, 2016

RTP TAC #3 April 14, 2016

TAC Meeting #4 June 9, 2016

RTP TAC #4 June 9, 2016

RTP TAC #5 August 11, 2016

RTP TAC #5 – Agenda

RTP Update Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5 – DRAFT

YMPO RTP Update Revenue Projections

RTP Transportation Revenue Tool – DRAFT

RTP Project Lists – DRAFT_Excel

YMPO Comment Form

 

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT:

 

2018-2041 RTP Public Involvement Plan

 

RTP SURVEY FORMS:

 

YMPO Regional Transportation Plan 2018-2041 Survey (English)

 

YMPO Regional Transportation Plan 2018-2041 Survey (Spanish)

 

OPEN HOUSE:

 

COMMENT FORM:

RTP Comment Form

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14

Dec

17th Annual Rural Transportation Summit

RTS-logoThe 17th Annual Arizona Rural Transportation Summit will be held January 12th through 15th, 2016, in Yuma, Arizona. The Summit is a signature event for Rural Arizona, in which elected and appointed officials, transportation planners, service providers, engineers, and other dignified guests convene.
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