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Ripon closing Stockton Ave. parking lot for reconstruction

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POSTED August 12, 2017 12:50 a.m.

The Stockton Avenue parking lot in downtown Ripon will be closed for repairs starting on Monday.
Engineering Supervisor James Pease made that announcement at last week’s Ripon City Council meeting.
“All businesses have already been notified,” he said. “Alternative parking has already been set up.”
The parking lot and alley behind Pizza Plus will be under construction for an estimated eight to 10 weeks, Pease added.
A.M. Stephen Construction Company, Inc. was hired to do the renovation consisting of replacing the asphalt and concrete pavers while installing storm drain facilities to allow for proper drainage.
“Due to the limited amount of parking spaces during closure, the two-hour parking limit will be highly enforced throughout the downtown area where signs are posted,” according to the City’s website (www.cityofripon.org).
By that, vehicles exceeding the time limit may be ticketed.
The estimated cost for the parking lot reconstruction is $433,000 – $302,000 of that will come out of the City’s general fund surplus which had been allocated for the Stockton Avenue project.
The remaining $131,000 coupled with any change orders will be paid through the Street and Road Reserve Fund, which was also made possible via the general fund surplus.
The temporary public parking was put in place about a block down the street, on Stockton Avenue between 1st Street and 2nd Street.
Signage will be posted to direct customers to the temporary parking lot.

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