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Stockton Ave. underground work underway
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Work continues as of Monday on the Stockton Avenue Rehabilitation Project in Ripon.

A good portion of the underground work on the Stockton Avenue Rehabilitation Project could be four weeks away from completion.

That's the time table provided by City Administrator Kevin Werner at Tuesday's Ripon City Council meeting.

The latest change order from D.A. Wood Construction – the Oakdale general contractor was awarded to do work on Stockton Avenue between Second Street and Doak Boulevard in February – consisted of locating water lateral and additional work needed for the storm drain conflicts, not to exceed $38,764 (paid via Water Enterprise Capital Fund and Measure K grants).

Elected leaders approved that change order along with Amendment No. 2 on the professional services agreement with MCR Engineering to "not exceed $32,000." The latter will come out of the Streets & Roads Operating Fund.

No discussion was necessary by Council on approving both items.

Since 2017, MCR Engineering has successfully provided inspection and design services on various public and private projects in town, according to Werner in his meeting report.

The Manteca firm will review contractor schedule and related activities; assist with review and response, and payment application review; and handle change order review and processing along with any construction management tasks as requested by the City.

D.A. Wood Construction is in charge of completing road renovation on the much-traveled Stockton Avenue. The work includes repair and replacement of several underground utilities along with the installation of concrete pavers, new streetlights, and 6-foot sidewalks.

The Stockton Avenue Rehabilitation Project is expected to be completed in 2022