According to a recent report, 27 percent of the existing roadways in Ripon were found to be in poor condition or worse.
Preventative maintenance is one way to extend the life of the road, engineering supervisor James Pease said in his report to the Ripon City Council.
The Pavement Preservation Plan conducted the survey of the local roadways. Some rated “poor,” “very poor,” to “in need of full reconstruction.”
At Tuesday’s 6 p.m. meeting in the Council Chamber, elected leaderscould award the Asphalt Rubber Cape Seal project to American Pavement System, Inc.
The Modesto-based pavement contractor came in with the low-bid of about $599,000 to rehabilitate the streets in the Vermeulen Park and Spring Creek areas.
American Pavement System will also handle the slurry seal on Main Street, between Acacia Avenue and Industrial Avenue.
“Without preventative maintenance, a road can deteriorate to a condition that may require reconstruction. Cost here could be twice to 15 times as more (for complete reconstruction),” Pease said.
The City’s Street and Road funds will make the project possible.
More information on the meeting can be obtained by logging on to www.cityofripon.org.