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Ripon adding more concrete street pavers
Road work on the Stockton Rehabilitation Project by DA Woods Construction took place Monday directly across from the Ripon Manufacturing Company.

The first phase of the Stockton Avenue Rehabilitation Project in Ripon is underway.

Handling repairs and replacements to several underground utilities is D.A. Woods Construction Inc.

The estimated year-long road work calls for concrete pavers along Stockton Avenue between Second Street to Doak Boulevard, featuring concrete pavers, six-foot sidewalks and striped with a middle two-way left turn lane.

Some of the work during the early goings will be the Right of Entry and Improvement Agreement between the City of Ripon and Ripon Manufacturing Company.

Located at 652 S. Stockton Ave., RMC will provide the property dedication and public utility easement on Stockton Avenue and East Fourth Street necessary for relocating the PG&E poles.

No discussion was necessary on this matter at Tuesday's Ripon City Council meeting.

Cost is $61,327 for those additional improvements, and will come out of the project change order as funded by Measure K.

“The Stockton Avenue Rehabilitation Project is surrounded by industrial businesses with existing utility poles on each side of the street – the project will include widening the roadway and installing sidewalks,” said Engineering Supervisor Elizabeth Quilici in her staff report.

She added: “To keep the utility poles set back from the road, and also be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and PG&E, we will be relocating the existing utility poles to the back side of the sidewalk.”

RMC, in response, requested the following improvements be incorporated into the project:

*Relocate the fence at the property dedication.

*Install a concrete path to the entryway that’s ADA compliant during the installation of the Stockton Avenue sidewalk.

*Install two on-site storm-drain inlets and retain curbs along the perimeter of the property.

PG&E, in addition, is scheduled to send out notification of planned power outages once work begins.