Three bumpy Turlock roads will soon receive a new, flat surface.
The Turlock City Council unanimously approved repaving sections of East Main Street, Colorado Avenue, and Fulkerth Road on Tuesday.
A new, rubberized asphalt overlay will be installed on each road, similar to that seen on Fulkerth Road between Golden State Boulevard and Highway 99. New, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant pedestrian access ramps will also be installed.
Specifically, the project will resurface East Main Street between Canal Drive and Berkeley Avenue, Colorado Avenue between Canal Drive and Hawkeye Avenue, and Fulkerth Road from Fransil Lane to Highway 99.
The work will be performed by, Teichert Construction, Inc., of Stockton, at a cost of $836,841.40. The total project cost will amount to $1 million, including engineering, inspection, and contingency costs.
That’s better than the engineer’s estimate, City Engineer Mike Pitcock said. City estimates pegged the project at $950,000 in contractor costs alone.
“This was a good period, a good time to be bidding this project,” Pitcock said. “We got really good bids.”
The project will use $659,859 of federal Regional Surface Transportation Program grant funding, along with $349,841 in gas tax revenues; no General Fund dollars will be used.
However, Pitcock noted that the bids were above what was originally projected when the Turlock city budget was drafted in June, 2013. An additional $264,349 of gas tax funds were allocated Tuesday, to match the federal funding. Those funds were not previously allocated, but could have been used on another project.
In other roadwork news, work on repaving of Monte Vista Avenue between between Crowell and Geer roads will resume April 7. The existing road surface will be ground away that week, and much of the on-street parking in front of California State University, Stanislaus will be unusable.
The actual repaving of Monte Vista Avenue will occur on the week of April 14, while CSU Stanislaus students are on Spring Break.
“We’re trying to lessen the impacts to the university by doing it that week,” Pitcock said.
Though the city will attempt to wrap up work that week, Pitcock said there could be some intermittent lane closures in the following weeks for lane striping and related tasks.