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$4.8M redo of Stockton Ave. starts in April
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City of Ripon officials are asking residents and motorists to avoid Stockton Avenue during next month’s scheduled road construction. Big rigs will still be permitted along this stretch of road designated as a major truck route.

Work on the much-anticipated Stockton Avenue Rehabilitation Project is scheduled to begin during the first week of April.

Engineering Supervisor Elizabeth Quilici confirmed the proposed one-year timeline at the March 9 Ripon City Council meeting.

“They’re coordinating (efforts) with businesses and residents on Stockton Avenue,” she said.

By that, Quilici indicated that the City is asking residents who have no direct need to be on Stockton Avenue to plan on using an alternative route – Stockton Avenue is also a major truck route, thus, the possibility of detours and one-lane flaggers slowing down traffic once actual construction begins.

D.A. Wood Construction Inc. was hired not too long ago to handle the work consisting of replacing underground utilities, sidewalk, curb, and gutter while installing concrete pavers.

Cost estimates came up to about $4.8 million.

The Regional Surface Transportation Program awarded Ripon with $1.7 million to go towards the project with the caveat that work begins six months for the E-76 letter dated Sept. 9, 2020.

The City also received $2.2 million of Measure K Regional Arterial Program and an additional $500,000 from Measure K funds set aside for possible change orders.