Arizona 280 was Avenue 3E in Yuma from Business Loop I-8 north to U.S. 95. The road was added to the state highway system in 1976, and served for a time as a short connector between then-completed Interstate 8 and US 80, until US 80 was decommissioned.

The road was the shortest "mainline" state highway in Arizona, at 1.47 officially designated miles.

Arizona 280 was decommissioned in April 2007, and reverted to Yuma County maintenance. As of November 2007, it is still signed in the field.

Arizona State Route 280 North
This is the first reassurance shield for SR 280 north on Avenue 3E in Yuma immediately after the Business Loop I-8 (32nd Street) intersection near the Yuma International Airport. 03/14/07
The divided highway section of SR 280 immediately reduces to a two lane suburban highway. 03/14/07
An Interstate 8 trailblazer is posted on northbound SR 280. 03/14/07
Prior to crossing on this viaduct over the railroad tracks, SR 280 meets 24th Street at this traffic signal. 03/14/07
Traveling over the railroad, SR 280 north passes by Milepost 1. 03/14/07
Northbound SR 280 approaches its junction with Interstate 8, one-quarter mile. 03/14/07
The next traffic signal connects SR 280 (Avenue 3E) with Gila Ridge Road. Interstate 8 crosses over SR 280 in the distance. 03/14/07
Reaching the junction with Interstate 8, the first traffic signal connects northbound SR 280 with Interstate 8 east to Gila Bend, Casa Grande, Phoenix, and Tucson. Continue north to make the left turn to Interstate 8 west to El Centro and San Diego. 03/14/07
Turn left to connect to Interstate 8 west to El Centro and San Diego. Continue straight ahead to U.S. 95. 03/14/07
The control city for Interstate 8 west is San Diego. SR 280 ends at the intersection, but continues as a county road to U.S. 95. 03/14/07
SR 280 intersects the Interstate 8 frontage road, then narrows to a two lane rural configuration. This is the northern terminus of SR 280 proper. Yuma County continues the milepost arrangement and maintenance to U.S. 95. 03/14/07
The last segment of Avenue 3E passes by some agricultural fields east of Yuma. The traffic signal in the distance is the junction with U.S. 95. 03/14/07
Northbound Avenue 3E approaches its northern terminus at this traffic signal with U.S. 95. 03/14/07
The Mile 2 marker denotes county maintenance as far north as U.S. 95. Turn left to follow U.S. 95 south (west) to Yuma and right to U.S. 95 north (east) to Yuma Proving Grounds and Quartzsite. 03/14/07
Avenue 3E ends at this traffic signal with U.S. 95. 03/14/07

Photo Credits:

03/14/07 by Kevin Trinkle

Connect with:
Interstate 8

Page Updated 11-12-2007.

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