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19

Mar

SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING PUBLIC MEETINGS

YUMA METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION

SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING PUBLIC MEETINGS

Due to the risks to public health caused by the possible spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) at public gatherings, the Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization (YMPO) has determined that, until further notice, all public meetings will be held, and will only be open to the public, through technological means. Further to the March 13, 2020, Opinion issued by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, the YMPO provides this special advance notice of the technological means through which public meetings may be accessed. While this Special Notice is in effect, public comment at meetings will only be accepted through written submissions which, if they are submitted by the appropriate time, may be read aloud during meetings.

 

Paul D. Ward, P.E.

Executive Director, YMPO

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18

Mar

Lane restrictions scheduled on US 95

 

Alternating lane restrictions scheduled on US 95 north of Yuma beginning March 23

Drivers should expect delays and allow extra travel time

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for lane restrictions on US 95 north of Yuma beginning Monday, March 23.

Maintenance crews and contractors are scheduled to apply oil-based sealant on the road for pavement preservation. The work is part of multiple pavement preservation projects on highways across the state.

The following restrictions will occur from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Monday, March 23 and ending Wednesday, March 25.

  • Alternating lane closures will occur northbound and southbound US 95 between Castle Dome Mine Road (milepost 54) and milepost 70.
  • Motorists should anticipate a 5-mile lane restriction while crews progress through the work zone.
  • A 12-foot vehicle width restriction will be in place.
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph.
  • Flaggers and a pilot vehicle will direct motorists through the work zone.

Learn more about pavement preservation projects in your area by visiting https://azdot.gov/projects/southwest-district-projects/pavement-preservation-projects

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or go to azdot.gov/contact and select Projects from the drop-down menu. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

 

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18

Feb

Yuma Region Bicycle Coalition-2nd Annual Tour de Fields

Yuma Region Bicycle Coalition

Proudly Presents

2nd Annual Tour de Fields

February 29th, 2020

http://www.swsportsreg.com/viewevent.php?EC=606

For More information, contact Gene Dalby at: eb_dalbey@yahoo.com

 

 

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15

Jan

Town of Wellton Celebrates Multi-Use Pathway

On January 14, 2020 at approximately 11:15 A.M, the Stage was set for the Ribbon Ceremony of the Completion of the Coyote Wash Multi-Use, Pathway Bridge. A dream that the Town envisioned to upgrade the communities transportation options for alternative modes of travel. Left to Right: Charles Gutierrez (Senior Planning Manager, YMPO), Paul D. Ward (Executive Director, YMPO), Cecilia McCollough (Mayor, Town of Wellton), Joseph Grant (Public Works Director, Town of Wellton), Kenneth Baughman (Council member, Town of Wellton), Larry Killman (Town Manager, Wellton), Jonathan Fell (ADOT Engineer)

 

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10

Dec

ROBERT A. VAUGHAN EXPRESSWAY (RAVE) CEREMONY

You are Invited

Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization (YMPO) are celebrating the dedication of State Route (SR) 195 Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 10:30 A.M.

The renaming ceremony s in honor of the late Robert A. Vaughan, P.E., the first Executive Director of the Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization (YMPO), who served from 1983 to 1998, and who was directly involved for several years in planning the currently titled State Route 195 (also known as the Area Service Highway or ASH). Bob was instrumental in obtaining the federal, state, and local funding for its implementation.

The roadway was formally renamed by the Arizona State Board on Geographic and State Names at their meeting on July 23, 2019. The segment of the roadway concerned is from Yuma County Avenue E and runs east and then north to Interstate 8 for approximately 20 miles.

Please join us for the dedication ceremony at the

City of San Luis, City Hall at 1090 East Union Street
San Luis, Arizona 85349

Please contact Paul Ward, YMPO or Paul Patane, ADOT for further information:
Paul Ward – (928) 783-8911
Paul Patane – (928) 317-2110

 

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20

Nov

Ramp closure and lane restrictions scheduled

Ramp closure and lane restrictions scheduled near Interstate 8 through Nov. 26

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for alternating lane closures on Old US 80 and a ramp closure on Interstate 8 near Dateland through Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Contractors are scheduled to repair guardrail.

Work is scheduled to occur from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, Nov. 22, and then resume from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Monday, Nov. 25, and ending Tuesday, Nov. 26.

The following restrictions will be in place while work is underway:

  • One lane of traffic will remain open on Old US 80 between the Interstate 8 overpass and the Mohawk Rest Area (milepost 55) with flaggers to direct motorists through the work zone.
  • The eastbound I-8 on-ramp Exit 54 (Old US 80 and Avenue 52E to Mohawk Valley) will be closed on Monday, Nov. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 26.
  • A 12-foot vehicle width restriction will be in place.

Alternate I-8 off-ramps include using Exit 42 (Avenue 40E to Tacna) or Exit 67 (Avenue 64E to Dateland).

ADOT reminds motorists to plan for delays, proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

Learn more on the project webpage: https://azdot.gov/projects/southwest-district-projects/interstate-8-pavement-preservation-project-between-milepost-46

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or go to azdot.gov/contact and select Projects from the drop-down menu. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

 

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30

Oct

Lane restrictions scheduled on Interstate 8 near Yuma

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Lane restrictions scheduled on Interstate 8 near Yuma beginning Nov. 4

Drivers should expect delays and allow extra travel time

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for lane restrictions on Interstate 8 near Yuma beginning Monday, Nov. 4.

Maintenance crews are scheduled to apply oil-based sealant on the road. The work is part of multiple pavement preservation projects on highways across the state.

The following restrictions will occur near Yuma from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Monday, Nov. 4, and ending Thursday, Nov. 7.

  • I-8 will be narrowed to one lane in both directions between mileposts 20 and 29.
  • Motorists should anticipate a 5-mile lane restriction while crews progress through the work zone.
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 65 mph.

Learn more about pavement preservation projects in your area by visiting https://azdot.gov/projects/southwest-district-projects/pavement-preservation-projects.

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21

Oct

Town of Wellton

                Coyote Wash Pedestrian Bridge Construction Project is Underway!!!

“The bridge will be prefabricated locally in Arizona (Phoenix) and hauled in and installed by cranes on the same day. That day is November 6th if all continues to the plan.”

About two weeks later when construction is complete the Town of Welton, YMPO and ADOT will have a ribbon cutting ceremony after the final completion.

Jonathan Fell, PE, PTOE

Resident Engineer

ADOT Southwest Construction

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25

Sep

Draft Air Quality Conformity

YMPO has conducted an  Air Quality Conformity Analysis with the PM-10 and Ozone (O3) Documentation for the 2018-2041 Regional Transportation Plan and the 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program

YMPO welcomes any comments for the Air Quality Conformity comments and/or questions pertaining to the Air Quality Conformity Documentation.

 

YMPO

AIR QUALITY CONFORMITY DOCUMENTATION

DRAFT – AIR QUALITY CONFORMITY DOCUMENTATION – SEPTEMBER 2019

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25

Sep

YMPO 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program Draft

The comment phase of the YMPO 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

The YMPO TAC and Executive Board have approved the draft TIP. This is currently in the Draft Phase.

YMPO is currently in the Air Quality (AQ) Phase of the TIP Process. When all AQ documents are approved will the TIP be approved in its entirety.

YMPO DRAFT 2020 – 2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

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