Business Loop I-8

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Business Loop I-8 east
Traveling south (west) on Business Loop I-8 (4th Avenue) after the Giss Parkway intersection, the main route through Yuma is generally four to six lanes wide and features a center turn lane. This reassurance shield is posted in front of the 4th Avenue Jr. High School. Photo taken 03/17/07.
The next reassurance shield for Business Loop I-8 is at the intersection of 4th Avenue and 7th Street. This is also one of the old alignments of U.S. 80 through Yuma. Photo taken 03/17/07.
To Interstate 8 east, use Business Loop I-8 east to either U.S. 95 (16th Street) north or Arizona 280 north. Photo taken 03/17/07.
The next reassurance shield for Business Loop I-8 is posted at the intersection of 4th Avenue and 11th Street. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Now approaching U.S. 95, these signs advise that to connect to Interstate 8, use U.S. 95 (16th Street) north. Business Loop I-8 continues straight ahead (south) on 4th Avenue. Photo taken 03/17/07.
This overhead sign is found on eastbound Business Loop I-8 (4th Avenue) as the business route approaches U.S. 95 (16th Street). Use U.S. 95 south to San Luis and Mexico. Photo taken 03/17/07.
U.S. 95 north actually travels due east to connect with Interstate 8, then turns north toward the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, Imperial Dam, and Quartzsite (which is the junction with Interstate 10). Photo taken 03/17/07.
A small sign with the control cities of U.S. 95 north (Quartzsite) and south (San Luis) is posted on the mast arm of the traffic signal where eastbound Business Loop I-8 (4th Avenue) meets U.S. 95 (16th Street). Photo taken 03/17/07.
Continuing south, Business Loop I-8 plies through seemingly endless strip malls and restaurants. The traffic signal for 22nd Street can be seen in the distance. Photo taken 03/17/07.
This reassurance shield for eastbound Business Loop I-8 is also posted on 4th Avenue, now approaching 28th Street. Four blocks after 28th Street, Business Loop I-8 will shift from 4th Avenue and turn east on 32nd Street. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Southbound 4th Avenue transitions directly onto eastbound 32nd Street in order to alleviate any motorist confusion as Business Loop I-8 finally travels east again. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Business Loop I-8 is a six-lane roadway through this area, with a red brick median to separate the two directions of traffic. A large shopping mall is located nearby. Photo taken 03/17/07.
The Yuma International Airport comes into view on the south side of Business Loop I-8 (32nd Street). An Interstate 8 trailblazer is posted as well. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Turn right at Pacific Avenue (next traffic signal) to enter the airport; continue straight ahead to continue east on Business Loop I-8 and connect to Arizona 280. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Eastbound Business Loop I-8 meets Pacific Avenue at this traffic signal. Photo taken 03/17/07.
The next left connects the business route to the Yuma County Fairgrounds, which are situated on the north side of the highway. The county fair is held every April. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Continuing east, the next traffic signal connects 32nd Street with Arizona 280, Avenue 2E. Turn right to the Marine Corps Air Station; turn left to follow Arizona 280 north to Interstate 8 and U.S. 95. Photo taken 03/17/07.
A set of trailblazer shields are posted for Arizona 280 north to Interstate 8 and for Business Loop I-8 east. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Eastbound Business Loop I-8 (32nd Street) meets Arizona 280 (Avenue 2E) at this traffic signal. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Business Loop I-8 west
Westbound (northbound) Business Loop I-8 after the intersection with U.S. 95 (16th Street) in Yuma. Photo taken 10/05/02.
Business Loop I-8 scenes
Westbound Giss Parkway approaches Junction Business Loop I-8 (Fourth Avenue) in Yuma. The To Interstate 8 signage is provided because it provides direct connections to the freeway. Photo taken 11/10/00.
Giss Parkway west approaches Junction Business Loop I-8 (Fourth Avenue). This sign follows the "To Interstate 8/To Business Loop I-8" signage in the previous picture. Photo taken 11/10/00.
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Shortly thereafter, westbound Giss Parkway ends when it meets Business Loop I-8 (Fourth Avenue) in Yuma. Business Loop I-8 follows Fourth Avenue north-south through the central part of Yuma. Photos taken 11/10/00.



Photo Credits:

11/10/00, 10/05/02, 03/17/07 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 95
State Route 85

Page Updated 03-24-2007.