City roadwork to be completed by August

Curb ramps are being put up amongst various locations in Susanville’s city streets as part of their overall planning to re-vamp Susanville’s roads with federal funds.
Interim City Administrator, Dan Newton updated the Lassen County Transportation Commission Tuesday June 25.

The federal funds are from the California Transportation Commission’s allocation to 14 projects. The projects are administered through the State Transportation Improvement Program for projects off the State Highway System, such as Susanville’s portion of Highway 36.

Of those 14 projects which had funds allocated in 2014, the city of Susanville received four of them almost a third of the awarded projects. Funding allotted for the project from STIP was set at $1,846,000 and was awarded to Dig-It Construction, out of Chester, in Plumas County. The estimated cost to the project leaves approximately $17,000 for any additional work.

All of the projects awarded to the city were in relation to extending pavement life, improving the ride ability of multiple modes of transportation and improving drainage ability. The largest of the awarded funds to the city surrounded rehabilitating the roadways construct drainage improvements and pedestrian facilities.

The public works staff prepared plans and specifications for the installation of a 2.5” thick asphalt pavement over existing streets at various locations.

Additional work also includes:
Making localized repairs to sub-grade;
Re-establishing proper street profiles and cross slopes;
The required upgrading of existing American with Disabilities Act access ramps at adjacent street intersections;
Repair of isolated areas to replace damaged curb, gutter, driveways and sidewalks.
The following streets are included in the project:
Mill Street from Richmond to South Pine Street;
North Lassen Street from Main to Chestnut Street;
Weatherlow Street from Main to Chestnut Street;
Paiute Lane from Skyline Road to the north end at Ranch Park;
Parkdale Avenue from North to Willow Street;
Alexander Street from Riverside to Main Street.

According to the city’s original request for quotes from contractors, some streets have been identified for pulverization and re-establishment of appropriate grades and cross slopes utilizing grindings salvaged from other areas of the project.

Other streets require a simple edge grind and thin overlay. Localized areas have also been determined to need isolated base rock repair and re-establishment of proper structural sections.

At the April 4 Susanville City Council meeting, the council approved and the city staff began the execution of its road rehab.