Upcoming Roadworks – Turlock Journal
Two long-awaited urban road projects will be underway in the coming days, which will lead to road closures and diversions.
Crews are working to rehabilitate the aging pavement on Hedstrom Road, near the Geer Road Starbucks, now until mid-September. Work on Hedstrom Road between Geer Road and N. Olive Avenue will consist of removing all existing asphalt concrete surfaces, moisture conditioning and compacting existing base material and placing four inches of new asphalt concrete mix. hot asphalt. Pavement rehabilitation on Hedstrom Road between N. Olive Avenue and Colorado Avenue will consist of grinding and removing 1.5 inches of existing asphalt concrete and placing 1.5 inches of hot mix asphalt.
The scope of the project includes the construction of accessible pedestrian ramps, the installation of new traffic lanes, the removal of concrete gutters and related upgrades to storm sewers.
Dirt Dynasty, Inc. of Farmington, Calif., was awarded the construction contract on April 26 for $908,088.
Traffic impacts will include intermittent lane closures and road closures. Detour signage will be in effect for road closures. Through traffic will be prohibited during the road closures, although local access to residents and businesses on Hedstrom Road is in place except when construction equipment and operations are actively working in the affected area.
Across the city, crews will also be working on the Linwood Avenue Active Transportation Program project.
The Linwood Avenue project includes widening the roadway on the north side of the street and installing new curb, gutter, sidewalk and driveway approaches.
A pedestrian-activated rectangular rapid flashing light system in the middle of the block will be installed to facilitate pedestrian crossings on Linwood Avenue. The project includes rehabilitation of the road between Lander Ave and West Avenue South consisting of the removal of all existing asphalt concrete surfaces, moisture conditioning and compacting of the existing base material and placement of 4 inches of new hot mix asphalt .
Rolfe Construction, of Atwater, obtained the construction contract on July 27, 2021 for the amount of $726,401. Construction began in February and is expected to be completed by June 20.
Traffic impacts will include intermittent lane closures and road closures. Detour signage will be in effect for road closures. Through traffic will be prohibited during road closures, although local access to Linwood Avenue residents, schools and businesses will be in place except when construction equipment and operations are actively working in the area touched.
These two projects are part of the City of Turlock’s Roads Program initiative which aims to rehabilitate Turlock’s 428 miles of lane, which currently has a pavement condition rating of 55 out of 100, over the next five coming years by allocating 50% of Measure A funding to the cause.