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$1.9M upgrade for Moffat, E. Yosemite

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$1.9M upgrade for Moffat, E. Yosemite

Moffat Boulevard will be repaved as part of a $1.9 million project.

HIME ROMERO/ The Bulletin/


POSTED March 16, 2010 2:29 a.m.
Two of Manteca’s roughest stretches of street from a pavement standpoint will become much smoother this summer.

East Yosemite Avenue between Cottage Avenue and Commerce Drive as well as Moffat Boulevard will undergo $1.9 million in pavement upgrades.

The City Council during tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St., is expected to call for bids. The bid opening date is May 5.

The stretch of Yosemite Avenue is one of the worst in Manteca for four-lane roads. It gets heavy truck traffic going from Highway 99 to Spreckels Park as well as a high number of travelers who exit at the interchange to access highway services or to head east toward the Sierra and Yosemite.

Work will dovetail into the landscaping work that is now underway on East Yosemite Avenue at the Highway 99 interchange.

Moffat Boulevard will be the more expensive of the two. Work will entail cracking and then sealing the old concrete pavement that was originally laid in the 1920s when Moffat Boulevard served as part of the Highway 99 route through Manteca. Previous segments of concrete pavement that had been overlaid with asphalt in the ensuing years have already been addressed on portions of North Main Street as well as segments of West Yosemite Avenue that served as old Highway 120.

Once the concrete is cracked and sealed it will no longer buckle. The existing pavement will be grinded and then new asphalt and striping put in place.

The $1.9 million is coming from Manteca’s share of local road funds and involves money that must be spent specifically on road improvements and can’t be used to help balance the general fund.

To contact Dennis Wyatt, e-mail dwyatt@mantecabulletin.com

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