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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Street Improvements and Repairs Coming to Placentia

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On June 4th, the City Council awarded a construction contract to Onyx Paving for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19 Residential Street Rehabilitation Project. This project will repave approximately 198,000 square feet of residential streets as well as remove and replace broken concrete sidewalk panels, curb and gutter as well as reconstruct the existing ADA curb ramps to ensure they are fully compliant with current ADA standards. The condition of the pavement on these streets is among the worst in the City and each street will be repaved with new rubberized asphalt. The project is funded almost entirely with SB1 Gas Tax revenues that California voters decided not to repeal last November. Work on this project is scheduled to begin on July 8th. Click here to view a project map. 

In November, Placentia voters overwhelmingly approved Measure U, a 1% increase in the City’s Sales Tax to help fund the cost of much needed infrastructure repairs and maintenance as well as public safety and other critical services. The Measure U sales tax increase began collection on April 1, 2019. As a result, for the first time in many years, the City Council will be able to fund much needed road and infrastructure repairs. The City Council has allocated a total of $3.2 million in Measure U, SB 1 Gas Tax and Measure M Funding to continue funding street repairs and maintenance for FY 2019-2020. 

City staff anticipates presenting a professional services agreement for engineering design services for the FY 2019-20 Arterial Roadway Rehabilitation Project and the FY 2019-20 Residential Slurry Seal Project to the City Council for its consideration at the July 23rd City Council Meeting. The arterial roadway rehabilitation project will repave more than 800,000 square feet of pavement on Bastanchury Road, Golden Avenue and Kraemer Boulevard. This project also includes replacement of broken concrete, ADA-compliant curb ramps and traffic safety improvements. The residential slurry seal project will slurry seal more than 2.6 million square feet of residential streets noted in the project area map. Replacement of broken concrete and new ADA-compliant curb ramps will also be included as part of this project. Staff anticipates a 6-9 month engineering design phase with construction bids solicited in March 2020 and construction set to begin in June 2020. For more information about the City’s current capital improvement projects, please click here.

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