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Pleasanton: Summer signals annual city roadwork

$5.38M in projects include Bernal, Foothill, Sunol, neighborhood streets

Pleasanton city officials and contractors are poised this summer to move forward with key work in the city's annual street resurfacing and preventative maintenance program.

This year's program focuses on three efforts: full resurfacing for streets in need of more intensive repairs, slurry sealing that applies a thin coat of asphalt and aggregate mixture to extend the service life of good streets, and street-side curb and gutter replacement.

All told, the city has earmarked roughly $5.38 million among the three sets of projects -- the vast majority for construction costs, along with contingency funds and other costs. Funding sources include the state gas tax, Alameda County revenues from measures B, BB and F, and the city's capital improvement program (CIP).

The City Council approved contracts for all of the work on its consent calendar on different occasions during the spring.

Nearly 3 million square feet of pavement on city streets are on the list for repairs this summer and fall, set for either full repavement or less-intrusive slurry seals.

The primary project is the $4.02 million resurfacing effort, which began earlier this month and is expected to extend into December, weather permitting, with Santa Clara-based Granite Construction as general contractor.

Leading the list of 29 streets due for pavement overlay is Bernal Avenue from First Street/Sunol Boulevard to Pleasanton Avenue. Other commercial or neighborhood roads on the docket include Rosewood Drive, Pimlico Drive, Delucchi Way, Paseo Granada, Holland Drive and Homer Court.

The annual slurry sealing, scheduled to run from next month to late October, features 28 street segments due for treatment in the $861,702 project led by American Asphalt Repair & Resurfacing out of Hayward.

Major stretches of road on the list include Foothill Road from Foothill High School to Muirwood Drive, Vineyard Avenue from Bernal Avenue to Clara Lane and Sunol Boulevard from Interstate 680 to Valley Avenue/Junipero Street.

Intersections along Bernal, Foothill and Vineyard are also due to receive green paint for bike lanes, according to Cindy Chin, city public information officer.

Work for the city's annual curb and gutter replacement, which also includes installing or repairing access ramps, was scheduled to wrap up this month. Oakland-based Rosas Brothers Construction has been leading the $496,311 project, which in addition to route work across town included a 110-foot concrete path on Foothill Road and a bulb-out along Neal Street.

For more details, including an interactive map showing all street segments slated for construction, visit the city website at www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/roadwork.

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