The first layer of new asphalt paving on the northbound lane of Railroad Street between Oak and Fern Streets is set for May 18, City Manager Gary Milliman said today.
Tidewater Contractors will also be patching trenches on Spruce Drive in preparation for a paving overlay of that street in the coming weeks.
“There is a lot of paving activity going on in both Oregon and California that is keeping Tidewater busy,” Milliman said. “After this week’s paving on Railroad Street, the Tidewater asphalt plant will switch to a different product…rubberized asphalt…for a paving project in California. When that project is completed, they will shift back to regular asphalt and pave Spruce Drive.”
The City has completed a number of improvements on Spruce Drive in preparation for paving, including replacement of old sewer laterals, installation of a new water main and installation of “valley gutters” at two intersections. The City has also installed a new storm drain in the alley that connects the two ends of Spruce Drive.
“We were hoping to get all of this work done in time for paving this month, but other paving projects to which the contractor has committed have set us back a few weeks,” Milliman said.
The Spruce Drive paving is being funded through the local fuel tax.