A project to repave Turlock's notoriously bumpy Monte Vista Avenue between Geer and Crowell roads is out to bid, City Engineer Mike Pitcock confirmed Tuesday.
The project will see Monte Vista Avenue ground down, then a new asphalt overlay installed. Associated traffic signal detectors, striping, and curb and gutter improvements are included in the project.
The repaved road will continue to feature two lanes in either direction, along with an assortment of turn lanes. A bike path will be added, improving students' commute to California State University, Stanislaus.
The City of Turlock projects that the project will cost $735,000. Turlock will pay for the work with federal Regional Surface Transportation Program grants.
As of Thursday, 32 firms had pulled a copy of Turlock's plans for the Monte Vista Avenue work. Those prime contractors interested in submitting a sealed bid to perform the work must attend a 2 p.m. Aug. 27 pre-bid meeting at Turlock City Hall.
The sealed bids will be opened at 2 p.m. Sept. 3, and the lowest responsive bidder will be awarded the contract at the following Turlock City Council meeting.
Monte Vista Avenue Repairs Could Start This Year