Community Projects Update
September 2016Posted: Sep 14, 2016
Location: Tracy, Calif.
During the month of September, residents and businesses in Tracy can expect to see the following capital projects, infrastructure maintenance or repairs underway:
Grantline Road Widening between Lammers and Byron Roads – Effective September 26, 2016, roadway and utility work will begin on West Grantline Road between Lammers and Byron Roads to facilitate construction of the Tracy Gateway Apartments. The 441-unit multi-family residential development will be constructed on a 22-acre parcel located near I-205.
Infrastructure improvements will include construction of a new water distribution main, installation of a storm drain line, roadway widening and construction of frontage improvements such as curb, gutter, sidewalks, parkway landscape, street paving, street lights and signage.
Construction activities will take place Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Motorist should expect traffic delays in the area, and are encouraged to take alternate routes. Proper signage will be posted to alert motorist and nearby businesses. Roadway and utility work is expected to be completed in spring 2017.
Mt. Oso / Mt. Diablo Sidewalk – This project will provide a minor widening of the two-lane roadways along Mt. Diablo Ave, Mt. Oso Ave, and C Street in the block near the South/West Park Elementary school. Additional new improvements include: the construction of a new sidewalk, curb, gutter, storm drainage, street lights, and wheel chair ramps to comply with the America Disability Act (ADA). This grant funded project may be bid out for construction in the late fall of 2016. Construction may begin in the spring of 2017.
Civic Center Water Tower Repainting Project – Beginning September 6, 2016, work will begin on the Civic Center water tower repainting project. For safety purposes, pedestrian paths and parking around the tower base will be restricted over the next 3 months. Provided is a timeline of activities that will take place as part of the project:
• Contractor will begin structural repairs on tower base (2-3 weeks to complete).
October – November
• A 100-foot telescopic boom lift will be positioned on the plaza lawn around the base of the tower.
• Crews will begin power washing and power chipping the face of the tower (2 weeks to complete).
• Painting will then commence (3 weeks to complete).
The existing “TRACY” logo and color scheme will remain the same. Concrete will be added at the base of the tower to protect the steel anchors from water damage. The 140-foot tall inactive Civic Center water tower was built in the early 1920’s. Over time, the water tower experienced a great deal of graffiti and mismatched cover-up paint. The City Council deemed this project as a priority and authorized funding for the CIP on July 5, 2016.
Landscape Maintenance Improvements – Recently, approximately 1,800 cubic yards of engineered wood fiber was installed in playgrounds around the city. Every two years or as needed, playground surface material must be replenished, as the material gets compacted and blown away. The material is needed to provide an overall safe environment for toddlers and youth alike.
Traffic Signal on Old Schulte and Lammers Road – A new traffic signal at Lammers and Schulte Roads is currently in the design process. The design is 95% complete and is being reviewed by San Joaquin County for an encroachment permit. In addition, Staff is working with the property owner at the south- west corner of the intersection to procure the required right of way for constructing such improvements. The project is funded through development fees and a grant from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control district. The project will go out to bid this fall; construction is expected to kick-off in the summer of 2017.
Fabian Road Sidewalk – This project will widen approximately ½ mile of a two-lane roadway, (Fabian Road), amongst other new improvements, including: the construction of a new sidewalk, curb, gutter, storm drainage, street lights, and wheel chair ramps to comply with the America Disability Act (ADA). The City awarded the construction contract to Grade Tech of Castro Valley during the September 6, 2016 City Council meeting. Work is expected to commence this fall.
City of Tracy – City Manager’s Office