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Thru traffic on Woodward from Union Road to Airport Way will reopen this weekend

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Golden State Utility Company’s road crew foreman holds a stop sign to manage traffic while his workers remove underground AT&T utilities on the south side of Woodward Avenue between Union Road and ...


POSTED March 14, 2012 1:05 a.m.

The section of Woodward Avenue between Airport Way and Union Road will be re-opened to thru traffic by this weekend.

That’s according to the construction supervisor overseeing the work near the Union Road and Woodward Avenue intersection on Tuesday. Despite the rainy weather, crews and their heavy equipment were busy ripping out the road surface on the south side of Woodward Avenue to remove AT&T underground utilities preparatory to the installation of sewer pipes.

The crew foreman named Dan, who declined to give his last name, said he and his workers should be done by Friday, at which time thru traffic will be re-opened. The only traffic being allowed as they continue with the road work is the westbound lane on Woodward from Union Road going to Oleander Avenue.

Clovis-based Floyd Johnston Construction is the company in charge of installing the sewer pipes. Foreman Dan and his crew are with Golden State Utility Company, the sub-contractor working with Floyd Johnston on the project.

The section of Woodward Avenue from Airport Way to McKinley Avenue, where the sewer pipe installation is already under way, has been closed to thru traffic for some time.

The $9 million project is part of the City of Manteca’s Woodward Utility and Street Improvements project. When finished, the project will have 2.5 miles of sewer, storm and street improvements along Woodward Avenue that will serve future growth in these areas south of the Highway 120 Bypass. This first phase of the project spans the length of Woodward from Galleria Drive to Airport Way.

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