Road improvement projects get underway today in Grass Valley and will continue for the next Month. Senior Civil Engineer Trisha Tillotson says the first and largest project will resurface roads.
“Starting this week we have the 2011 pavement rehabilitation project starting and that will involve structural section replacement as well as an asphalt rubber chip seal on Taylorville road between Freeman and McKnight and then in the Packard Drive neighborhood.”
International Surfacing Systems out of Modesto won that contract for $357 thousand dollars. And Tillotson says a $63-thousand dollar contract to fix potholes goes to Newland Enterprises out of Yuba City.
“That will be Street at the Highway 20 overcrossing, Olympia Park Circle at the shopping center entrance, Ridge Road at Sierra College Drive, West Empire Street near LeDuc Street, Whiting Street in several locations and Idaho Maryland Road between Sutton and Brunswick.”
And a third project for re-striping roads throughout the city is a $59 thousand dollar contract which goes to Sierra Traffic Marking out of Loomis. Tillotson says the contracts were awarded on open bids but no local companies are specialized to perform the work needed. The total cost to the city for the three roads improvement projects is $479 thousand dollars.