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Jun

 

15

Apr

Trade eBulletin:

Trade eBulletin: Important information about San Luis I POE/ Informacion de importancia del Puerto San Luis I

 

https://ympo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/of000503-comunicado.pdf

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2

Apr

YMPO Close Down Message

This message confirms that Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization (YMPO) staff will work from home (telework) for the next two weeks, as a minimum, pending any further action by the President and/or Governor.

Effectively, the YMPO offices on Orange Avenue, in Yuma, WILL BE CLOSED until further notice, although regional transportation planning services and efforts will continue.

The decision for staff to telework is based on the worsening situation for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Nation AND especially here in the Yuma region.

Efforts by YMPO staff have created the ability for staff to work from home, and will allow us to minimize the risk to elected and appointed members, staff at YMPO and/or our member agencies, and the public, of catching, or passing-on the virus. The decision to telework also closely follows what many MPOs and other agencies in Arizona, that already have work-at-home-plans in place, are currently implementing.

Last week, the YMPO Executive Board approved Amendment #1 to the FY 2020-2024 YMPO Transportation Improvement Program, and Amendment #2 to the FY 2020-2021 YMPO Unified Planning Work Program. These approvals mean that the “essential” portion of the YMPO role that involves near-term construction of roadway projects AND the continued oversight of regional planning studies has been primarily satisfied. Furthermore, YMPO staff will be able to continue our planning efforts, while working from remote locations.

The main difference to our current operations is because our office phone system is having problems re-directing phone calls. As a result, you are requested to either contact individuals directly by email or IF you wish to contact YMPO by phone, please call a special (temporary) mobile telephone number: (928) 581-7950. If individual staff members have already shared their mobile numbers with you, you are most welcome to call them directly.

If you have any questions, please respond to me by email or call me, as shown below.

Paul D. Ward, P.E., Executive Director

Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization

Special Mobile Phone:  (928) 581-7950

E-Mail:  pward@ympo.org

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30

Mar

YMPO OFFICE TEMPORARILY CLOSED

As of Monday, March 30, 2020 the YMPO Office is temporarily closed. The YMPO office staff can be reached by email.

Executive Director

Senior Planning/Mobility Manager

Accountant

Bookkeeper/Mobility

Associate Planner

Traffic Data

If this is an immediate request(s), please contact one of the above YMPO Staff and the best accommodations will be made or you can call 928-581-7950.

 

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19

Mar

SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING PUBLIC MEETINGS

YUMA METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION

SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING PUBLIC MEETINGS

Due to the risks of public health caused by the possible spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) at public gatherings, the Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization (YMPO) has determined that all public meetings will be held and will only be open to the public through Electronic Based Platform (GoTo Meeting) means, , until further notice. 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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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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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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11

Sep

Lane restrictions scheduled on US 95 in Yuma beginning Sept. 16

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for restrictions on US 95 and Avenue 8E in Yuma.

Contractors are scheduled to complete final paving.

The following restrictions will be in place beginning at 4 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, and ending at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

  • US 95 will be narrowed to one lane in both directions between Avenue 7E (milepost 30.67) and Avenue 8E (milepost 31.17).
  • The speed limit on US 95 will be reduced to 35 mph.
  • Avenue 8E will be closed.
  • A 12-foot vehicle width restriction will be in place.
  • Local traffic can use 24th street from Araby Road to Avenue 9E to avoid the area during working hours.
  • Bypass traffic can use Interstate 8 from the 16th Street Exit to the Fortuna Road Exit to north Highway 95 for access to the Yuma Proving Ground and Quartzsite.

Motorists should allow extra travel time for possible delays while work is underway.

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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