Flood control project set to begin at Smucker Memorial Park


YUMA — Smucker Park and adjacent property will undergo construction for flood control measures. The park is located at 2913 S Avenue A in Yuma, adjacent to S Avenue A between the Yuma Regional Medical Center and West 32nd Street.
The project includes installation of new storm drainage and sanitary sewer systems, construction of an embankment, street improvements, and flood mitigation measures such as installing a floodgate, floodwall, overflow spillway and pump station. Project work will occur Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for approximately one year.
The park will remain open throughout construction.However, pedestrian pathway will be restricted and rerouted on north side of park to accommodate construction. There will be barriers around construction areas for safety.
Avenue A will be closed, between West 28th Street and West Westridge Drive for approximately two months, starting February 2024. Detours will be marked in advance of closure.
For more information about the project, please visit the project website at www.tinyurl.com/SmuckerParkDetentionBasin.
Shagun Jain, Meridian Engineering, 520-878-0500 or s.jain@meridiancon.net
Mike Brennan, Project Superintendent, 520-878-0500 or m.brennan@meridiancon.net
Alan Quintero, Yuma County Deputy County Engineer, 928-817-5118 or alan.quintero@yumacountyaz.gov
Project Hotline: 833-821-5646