The traveling public is advised that during daylight hours, there will be lane closures and flaggers with pilot cars guiding traffic as the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) places Hot-Mix Asphalt Overlay (HMA) on the existing pavement of U.S. 395 in Bridgeport, Calif. and Conway Summit. Anticipated delays are less than 20 minutes.
The contractor for this $3,226,226 project is Granite Construction, Inc. from Bakersfield, Calif.
HMA overlays are one of the most cost effective, efficient and versatile pavement preservation options available, according to a press release from Caltrans. The benefits include additional structural capacity, enhanced skid resistance, reduced noise levels and improved ride, drainage and aesthetics. Overlays can be placed in varying thickness, allowing the engineer flexibility to design according to the needs of the roadway.
Work began on Monday, Oct. 1, and should be completed by the end of the month.
California Transportation Commission allocates $236 million to drive state’s economic growth and improve transportation
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) recently allocated $236 million in new funding to 32 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economy, according another press release from Caltrans.
“From one end of the state to the other, transportation projects are providing jobs while at the same time reducing traffic congestion for people and businesses in California,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The allocations include $81 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. In total, nearly $14.5 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
The remaining $155 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.
Among the projects that received funding allocations were:
In Mammoth Lakes, $35000 was allocated for the design phase of the Lower Canyon Blvd. Street Improvements, which will reconstruct curbs, gutters, sidewalks, lights and the storm drain system as well as repave over 2,000 linear feet of roadway with asphalt concrete from Forest Trail to Hillside Drive.
In Independence, $985,000 was allocated for the Independence Town Rehabilitation project. This project will resurface 2.2 miles of pavement, which will extend the pavement life and improve safety. Repaving will take place on Market Street, North Clay Street, Park Street, Washington Street, Rosedale Street, and Payne Street. Construction is scheduled for 2013.