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$2M in street paving work approved for Del Webb
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The streets in the 1,425-home Del Webb neighborhood will have pavement upgrades in the coming months.

The Manteca City Council Wednesday called for bids for the $2 million project.

At the same meeting, the council authorized spending up to $300,000 for Manteca’s share of resurfacing Austin Road between East Highway 120 and Louise Avenue.

Part of the roadway is within the city limits while the rest is within San Joaquin County’s jurisdiction.

The county is doing the work along with resurfacing nearby Comconex Road that is to the east of Louise Avenue.

Work will take place later this year.

The Del Webb neighborhood work will involve micro-surfacing to prolong the life of the pavement as well as address cracks and such.

Del Webb broke ground in 2005. That that means the oldest street sections are 18 years old.

Typically, pavement upkeep standards call for resurfacing work to be doing within 12 to 15 years to make sure asphalt can be in good condition for an estimated 30 to 40 plus years.

Not doing the micro-surfacing would accelerate the pavement’s deterioration and significantly increase pavement upgrade costs.

Del Webb is the largest completed neighborhood in Manteca.

Manteca in February identified the need to perform $50 million worth of street maintenance over the next 10 years.

Based on gas tax and Measure K — the countywide half cent road and transit tax — the city is getting less than 50 percent of the $5 million a year that is needed annually over the next 10 years to do what work has been identified in the street maintenance plan.


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