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Yuma Sun (Newspaper) - April 6, 2015, Yuma, ArizonaThe Arizona department of transportation is cautioning motorists who will be driving East on interstate 8 near the 16th Street off ramp this week that they should expect to merge into one Lane while work continues to enhance the landscaping at the interchange. According to spokes Man Dustin Krugel the re Striction is needed As part of a landscape improve ment project which is currently underway to beautify the intersection. The single Lane restriction he added will be in place from 7 . To 3 . From tuesday april 7 through thursday april 9. A lot of communities take Pride in their transportation infrastructure and Complete landscape improvement projects such As this Krugel said. Krugel said the $540,000 project which adot is administering for the City of Yuma actually began Back on feb. 17, and is scheduled to be completed this sum Mer. So far All the work that has been done has had limited traffic Impact because it has been limited to the shoulders or median. How Ever Krugel said due to next weeks Lane closure at the interchange Drivers should be prepare to merge safely As they approach the Loca Tion. Lane restrictions Are not anticipated for the remain Der of the project Krugel said but Drivers Are asked to look out for construction equipment and personnel at the interchange whenever driving through the area. The desert landscaping improvements include placing decorative Rock mulch decomposed Granite and various plants at the inter change. In addition the irrigation system will be will be replaced and updated work begins on new Park in somerton/a2 to Days High 81� details on b8 monday april 6, 2015 50 cents read by More than 101,000 in print and online daily a1 find it in this Issue of 00057656 pet edition Bajo Al sol file photo pedestrians in Mexico wait in line to Cross at the san Luis port of entry into the United states. San Luis Ariz. During the Busy months Jesus Ramirez May take up to 2 1/2 hours in the morning to pass through the pedestrian lanes at the . Port of entry on the Way to work in the Yuma area. Even in the Slack periods hers used to waiting to Cross the Border for a half hour. Ramirez a san Luis Rio Colorado Resi Dent who commutes daily during the Agri cultural season is Happy to hear that . Customs and Border Protection is planning a remodelling and expansion project in the pedestrian area of the Border crossing to shorten lines and wait times. Its very Good that they re going to do it. I dont know where All these people came from he said referring to others who gather in the same lines As he waited to Cross. Well see what happens when the expansion is finished but right now it took 25 minutes to Cross and there was hardly any line. Cup says the improvements will help the Agency process growing lines of pedestrians by putting in place two additional crossing lanes and eight kiosks where Bor Der crosses will input their travel Docu ments into a computer. Cup expanding san Luis pedestrian area by Cesar Nevoy Bajo Al sol project includes adding 2 crossing lanes 8 kiosks buy these photos at photos by Chuck Miller Yuma Sun a landscape improvement project Between adot and the City of Yuma is underway to work on the space Between interstate 8 and 16th Street. Construction vehicles top left Are parked on the ramp. Interstate 8 narrowed to one Lane at 16th Street this week by James Gilbert Ycjames Gilbert Cibola High school student Juan Marcelo Jimenez Paraf Ianovich Center in photo at left recently qualified for the International sustainable world Energy engineering and environment project science fair. Also pictured Are Cibola students Janelle Marquez left and Jamie Carrillo right. San Luis High school students Marco Lastra far left in photo at right and Abraham Sanchez second from left placed first. Also pictured is Luis Figueroa and san Luis High school science teacher Sonia Solis. Elementary Middle and High schools students from Yuma took Home a number of top awards at a recent state science fair Competition. Students from five area schools competed and received first Sec Ond and third place spots in the Southern Arizona research science and engineering fair Marsef held in Tucson. One student from Cibola High school even qualified for a paid trip for himself and his teacher to participate in an International science fair Competition. Juan Marcelo Jimenez Para Pianovich received the second place Marsef grand award for his environmental engineering project and he also qualified for the International sustainable world Energy engineering and environment project i sweep olympiad in Houston Texas in May. During the i sweep Competition he will be representing Ari Zona and competing along with students from 78 other countries. He additionally received $1,600 in prize Money while at the state contest along with the Arizona state University award the Marsef foundation scholar ship the Pima county regional Wastewater reclamation depart ment science and engineering award for outstanding achieve ment first place award and the Tucson electric Power top High school project. Local students take top awards at state science Competition by Sarah Womer Syssara Homer see students/a5 see i-8/a5 see san Luis/a5 loaned photos

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