Improving the road conditions in town remains a priority with the Ripon City Council.
Elected leaders recently awarded a $600,000 construction contract to American Pavement Systems — included was a $21,000 change order at their Oct. 3 meeting — calling for an asphalt rubber seal to be applied to 3.2 miles of streets.
“This project also includes the testing of various repair methods for the large cracks that exist on many city streets throughout Ripon as well as a slurry on Main Street between Acacia Avenue and Nourse Street,” said Engineering Supervisor James Pease on the city website.
He added that all streets will remain open during this project.
Rubber cape protects the pavement by sealing it while addressing minor cracks on road surfaces.
Last week, the contractor spent time doing crack filling along Main Street between Nourse and Acacia while also removing the parking delineators.
The project also includes applying an asphalt rubber cape seal on various roadways surrounding Vermeulen Park and the Spring Creek areas.
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