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Work on $5.2M in upgrades continue on Stockton Ave.
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Work continues as of Monday on the Stockton Avenue Rehabilitation Project in Ripon.

Work on the Stockton Avenue Rehabilitation Project in Ripon continues with the recent change order being that of storm drain piping.

City Administrator Kevin Werner, in his Nov. 9 report to the Ripon City Council, said that the additional work necessary was “to lower the elevation of the 48-inch storm drain pipe installed to avoid an existing PG&E transmission line.”

This was part of the underground improvements by the contractor – D.A. Wood Construction, Inc. was awarded the bid for the Stockton Avenue Rehabilitation Project initially estimated at $4.7 million back in February – calling for approximately 1,514 feet of pipe being lowered 1.5 feet.

“The lowering of the pipe included additional excavation depth, shoring, manhole material, and flagging for the additional days to complete the installation,” Werner said.

An engineer’s estimate was made prior to submittal of the change order – or Change Order No. 5 – in the amount of $60,265 to be paid from the Stormwater Enterprise Capital Fund.

The cost of the project as of Oct. 31 is $5.2 million – funding sources, besides the Stormwater Enterprise Capital Fund, include RSTP Grant ($1.7 million), Measure K Regional Arterial ($1.9 million), Water Enterprise Capital ($595,000), Sewer Enterprise Capital ($798,000).

Other change orders in recent months consisted of doing truck detour improvements required on private property in April, paying for increased price of PVC pipe material due to a national storage in June, handling some unforeseen field conditions in August, and locating a water lateral for additional work needed for storm drain conflicts on Stockton Avenue between Doak Boulevard and Fifth Street in September.

The Stockton Avenue Regional Project is scheduled to be completed sometime next year. It will feature road reconstruction with concrete pavers from Second Street to Doak Boulevard coupled with new streetlights and 6-foot-wide sidewalks.