The 12 cent gas tax hike put in place in November of 2017 is generating $1.3 million in additional funds to help the City of Manteca complete significant road maintenance projects this year.
Most of the money is going to augment projects that have been in the planning stages for several years and need additional funds to cover costs. The one new project will address all the streets within the Del Webb at Woodbridge community in north Manteca.
The Del Webb pavement maintenance project is scheduled to be done sometime between July and December and cost $1,250,000. It is the targeted neighborhood this year for the annual street maintenance project aimed at ensuring the integrity of the pavement and extending its life.
Four of the five projects costing $9,750,000 moving forward this fiscal year eligible for the increased gas tax funding made possible under Senate Bill 1 already have other state and federal funds committed toward covering their costs.
The largest two are the $3.1 million Main Street improvement project from Atherton Drive to Yosemite Avenue and the $3 million Yosemite Avenue improvement project from Main Street to Cottage Avenue.
Contracts for both projects have been awarded with work expected to start by this summer.
Details about the two projects and their schedules will be shared during a community meeting on Tuesday, April 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Manteca Transit Center, 220 Moffat Blvd. Most of the construction work will be done at night to minimize impact on downtown traffic.
The two projects include pavement rehabilitation, restriping, traffic signs, LED flashing beacons for pedestrian crossings on Yosemite at Garfield and Sherman avenues in front of Manteca High, new high visibility bike lanes and enhancing Safe Routes to School.
Work will start this summer as well on the Springtime Estates pavement improvement project for the neighborhood bounded on the south by Louise Avenue and the east by Highway 99. It includes base repairs, overlays, the use of pavers on corridor streets and other pavement repairs. The project will cost $1.2 million.
The fifth project — Mayors Park — is targeted to get underway in spring of 2020. The pavement project in the triangle neighborhood bounded by the railroad tracks on the west, Louise Avenue on the north and Union Road on the east will cost $1.2 million.
The projects are before the Manteca City Council when they meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.
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