The California Department of Transportation will resurface and restore approximately 25 miles of the existing pavement on Highway 99 in Stanislaus County from the San Joaquin County line to the Merced County line, including Turlock.
This $95 Million project is funded by the State Highway Operation and Protection Program.
Local government representatives are pleased with the State’s decision to repair Highway 99 through Stanislaus County.
“This is good news,” said Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa. “It’s good to see that the State has acknowledged the deficiencies in some of the 99 corridor that they’re looking to repair.”
"It is very important to have the 99 rebuilt through our County,” stated Turlock Mayor John Lazar. “This is a major investment by Cal Trans in the transportation infrastructure of our community,”
The 99 project will replace the pavement utilizing three different strategies: Replacement of the existing base and pavement with new concrete pavement, concrete slab replacement, and crack-seat and overlay the existing pavement with new asphalt concrete.
The project will also include installing shoulder rumble strips on the inside and outside medians, fog sealing, re-striping the roadway, and replacing pavement markers.
Sterling Construction Company, Inc. announced on December 7, 2011, that its California affiliate, Myers & Sons Construction, L.P. based in Sacramento, was the apparent low bidder on a $78.7 million highway project for the California Department of Transportation in Turlock.
The scope of the project includes the replacement of approximately 120,000 cubic yards of rapid strength concrete and 180,000 tons of asphalt as well as 250,000 square yards of concrete grinding on State Highway 99.
The project is expected to begin construction in the Spring of 2012, with completion in the Summer of 2014.
While the project is expected to bring some traffic delays, the benefit of better roadways is what Supervisor Chiesa says people will be pleased with.
“This will be a huge public works project that is much needed,” said Supervisor Chiesa. “We can expect some delays although we will be pleased with the end result of better roadways.”
Mayor Lazar also realizes the end result and the benefit of the public works project.
“We realize that the project will create traffic challenges however, the final outcome will be well worth the inconvenience and the construction activity will bring much needed work to our County," stated Mayor Lazar.