Ken Carlson

July 25, 2013

County Pulse: County and Modesto will maintain each others' roads

The goal of the street-repair swap is a smoother drive for motorists

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Stanislaus County and Modesto plan a one-time swap of road maintenance capabilities with an aim to speed up repairs.

County road crews will include a number of city streets in their chip seal projects this year. Modesto doesn't own equipment for laying chip seal, a less expensive and less durable alternative to a roadway resurfaced with asphalt.

Modesto, in turn, will overlay certain county road segments with asphalt as it does paving work on nearby city streets. A report to county supervisors this week said the city and county will receive roughly the equivalent value of road maintenance.

The city streets designated for work are: Claus Road, from Sylvan Avenue to Briggsmore Avenue; a 620-foot stretch of westbound Whitmore Avenue, west of the Union Pacific Railroad; and Whitmore from Crows Landing Road to Ustick Road.

Two county road segments will be overlaid: Woodland Avenue, from McWilliams Way to Lone Palm Avenue; and Wade Avenue, from Paradise Road to Rouse Avenue.

The total cost of the work is estimated at $125,000.





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