Numerous city streets to benefit from $440K cape sealing work

January 23, 2002
Santa Paula News
By Peggy Kelly Santa Paula TimesNumerous residential streets will be upgraded with over $440,000 worth of cape sealing after the City Council approved awarding the contract at the Jan. 7 meeting. The contract to repave the streets has been in the works since last year and will be paid out of grant transportation funding.According to the report by Public Works Director-City Engineer Norm Wilkinson, the $440,086 job will be paid out of Local Transportation Fund monies, street funds and carried forward state funds left over from last year, the latter just under $195,000.“This project is intended to correct the pavement conditions of numerous residential streets which are deteriorated,” and require the fix, Wilkinson noted.Cape seal is high tech, a blend of rubber asphalt chip seal - using recycled tires - and slurry seal, he added.Cape seal is considered longer lasting and easier to apply.
Streets had become a concern of the City Council when more and more deteriorating thoroughfares were being reported. Last year they instructed Wilkinson that such repairs were to be considered a priority after residents started contacting the city and individual council members about the shape of city streets.Approved during the 2001-2002 budget, the cape sealing will be done by a Pico Rivera company, Manhole Adjusting, Inc. which bid $398,715 for the job; the other bidder quoted $421,833. Added on to the total figure is a 10 percent construction contingency and a small miscellaneous contingency.There is $444,268 total available for the project including interest.

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