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Ripon getting traffic signals installed at Colony & Hoff
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West Colony Road and Hoff Drive sees plenty of vehicles on a daily basis given its proximity to Highway 99 in Ripon.

Travelers along this stretch near Jack Tone Road are often enticed by the many options, from a variety of restaurants – namely, McDonald’s, Jack in the Box, Sonics, Panda Express, Taco Bell, Arby’s, and Carl Jr. – to the service stations and convenience stores.

Couple that with the truck stops for big rigs and other large vehicles at this four-way stop along with a freeway ramp / off ramp pouring on to this busy intersection.

The City of Ripon is looking to replace the stop signs with traffic signals.

Enter the Colony & Hoff Signal Project.

Not too long ago, Ripon was awarded a state grant from the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program, applicable to this project.

That occurred on Aug. 29 – the City was given six months to award this project to the date.

Elected leaders did so at their Jan. 14 meeting, bringing on Pacific Excavation Inc. of Elk Grove to handle the Colony & Hoff Signal Project.

According to Engineering Supervisor Elizabeth Quilici, Pacific Excavation was selected to do the work consisting of the installation and the electrical work necessary for the traffic signal, controller and loops, handicap ramp modification, traffic control, signage and road striping.

She indicated in her report at the Jan. 14 meeting reviewed the three bids – Collins Electrical Company, Inc. and St. Francis Electric were the other two – and found Pacific Excavation to be “the lowest responsive bidder” at $428,585.

Funding for this project will come from the $400,000 CMAQ grant, with the balance of $28,585 being made possible by the City’s AB 1600 Capital Transportation Fund.