Phase 1 of the Stockton Avenue Rehabilitation Project is scheduled to take at least six months.
That's the timeline provided by the City of Ripon on the work consisting of a complete road reconstruction of Stockton Avenue, from Second Street to Doak Boulevard.
The project will include repairs and replacement to several underground utility lines along this well-travel roadway entering or leaving historic downtown.
Once completed, Stockton Avenue will match up with other roads throughout the area with concrete pavers, six-foot sidewalks, and roadway striping with a middle two-way left turn lane — the widening of the road coupled with the turn lane is expected to benefit businesses by providing a more efficient roadway system.
Stockton Avenue is not only a designated route for industrial traffic but also services residents along with office and commercial folks.
Because of that, the City is advising residents to use alternative routes when feasible. Off-street parking on Stockton Avenue, south of Second Street, will not be permitted during construction.
Contractors will keep two lanes of travel open at all times, with certain construction needs requiring reduction to a single lane.
Travelers along the stretch can expect significant traffic delays during this time.
Regular construction hours will take place Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. All through traffic will be limited to residents on Stockton Avenue. and customers and delivery vehicles for businesses in this particular location.
The Stockton Avenue Rehabilitation Project was made possible from grant money from the Regional Surface Transportation Program, the Measure K Regional Arterial fund, combined with local funding from the City.
For more information, log on to www.cityofripon.org.