Friday, October 9, 2009

Sunset Avenue Rehabilitation Project Begins Tuesday

Federal stimulus funding improving major Suisun City thoroughfare

SUISUN CITY — A $700,000 project to rehabilitate Sunset Avenue from Highway 12 to Railroad Avenue will begin Tuesday morning.

The work, conducted by Ghilotti Construction Company under contract with the City, will be coordinated to ensure at least one lane in each direction is open for traffic at all times, and to minimize impacts on local businesses and residents.

During the day, from about 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., crews will conduct work that is anticipated to have minimal impacts on traffic, including
  • removing and replace accessibility ramps at corners and related sidewalk improvements,
  • grinding street surfaces in preparation of repaving,
  • removing concrete sidewalks at Merganser Drive and Sunset Avenue and
  • repairing road base failures.
During nighttime hours, from about 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., crews will conduct the majority of the repaving work that is anticipated to cause temporary closures of shopping center driveways and other accesses. Indirect access to the Sunset Shopping Center and the Heritage Park Shopping Center will be maintained at all times.

Weather conditions may require some paving work to be performed during daytime hours. Motorists are encouraged to monitor signage in the construction zone, and follow the instructions of construction workers. Alternate routes should be used to avoid the construction zone, if possible.

The Sunset Avenue Rehabilitation Project is expected to take approximately nine weeks to complete, depending on weather conditions.

This project will result in new road surface for the entire length of Sunset Avenue through Suisun City. The Public Works Department completed the reconstruction of the Sunset Avenue and Railroad Avenue intersection earlier this year, which widened the roadway, installed sidewalks and bike lanes, and significantly upgraded vehicle and pedestrian safety at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing.

The Sunset Avenue Rehabilitation Project is funded by a federal stimulus grant provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was designed to preserve jobs, spur economic activity and invest in long-term economic growth.

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