Freedom Blvd. Reconstruction Project

Update: September 19, 2016 – Contractor will continue to remove and replace concrete sidewalk/curb & gutter on both sides of Freedom Blvd. Sidewalk will be closed in posted areas of Freedom Blvd. Single lane closures from the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Update: September 15, 2016 – Concrete work continues: Sidewalks, driveways and wheelchair ramps. Some traffic delays expected.

Update: September 6, 2016 – Granite Construction potholed to identify depths of existing utilities. The project limits are the length of Broadis St. to Alta Vista Dr.

Week of 8/5/16: Granite Construction will remove and replace concrete sidewalk/curb & gutter from Broadis St. to Sycamore areas (both sides of Freedom Blvd.).

Only single lane closures will be happen from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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City Council approved plans and specifications
April 26, 2016

Bid Opening
May 27, 2016

Bid Awarded to Granite Construction
June 14, 2016

Total Cost of Project
$1,515,151.15. The project will be funded with $900,000 in Regional Surface Transportation Exchange (RSTPX) funds and the balance from State Gas Tax funds.


Granite Construction Company will be reconstructing Freedom Boulevard, between Broadis Street and Alta Vista Avenue.  The project will include installing curb ramps, improving sidewalks (where needed), reconstructing the roadway pavement, and improving a bus stop north of Crestview Avenue.  Construction is expected to start Monday, August 29, 2016, and will take about four months.

Freedom Blvd is one of the busiest streets in town. Road reconstruction is needed to address the poor pavement condition and, the reality is, that traffic will be impacted during construction.  City and Contractor staff will work as a project team to find ways to minimize impacts to businesses and the traveling public.

During construction activities, sections of the roadway and sidewalks will be closed periodically.  However, the project plan includes maintaining pedestrian and vehicle access through project limits at all times with at least one side of the road open for travel in both directions.

For questions or concerns please contact Patrice Theriot, Principal Engineer at 768-3113 or if you have questions or concerns about a construction matter, contact Joel Jimenez of Granite Construction at (408) 327-7037 or joel.jimenez@gcinc.com.

 

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