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Street Improvements Start in Late August

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2002
Press Contact:  
D. Peter Gleichenhaus, Director, Public Works Department
(650) 991-8038

$1.1 MILLION STREET IMPROVEMENTS
TO BEGIN LATE AUGUST IN DALY CITY


Daly City - The City Council recently awarded two Public Works construction contracts, totaling nearly $1.1 million, for street resurfacing, slurry seal and crack seal work at several thoroughfares and neighborhoods in Daly City.

The $846,000 street resurfacing project will provide new asphalt concrete overlay on 2.3 miles of city streets in the Southern Hills and Crocker areas, in the Westlake north neighborhood, and on portions of Skyline Drive and Sullivan Avenue. In addition, 26 wheelchair access ramps will be installed at various street intersections. Ghilotti Bros. Inc., who was awarded the contract, has been in business since 1951. The San Rafael-based contractor has recently worked on several street improvement projects in Daly City, as well as in San Rafael and San Francisco.

The $222,500 street slurry seal contract involves 6 miles of slurry sealing on city streets in the northern part of Westlake, and 3.5 miles of crack sealing work being performed in the southern part of Hillside. The slurry process will help prevent city streets from getting potholes and cracks. The slurry and crack seal program is expected to increase the pavement's condition and extend its life for approximately five to seven years. Graham Contractors Inc., who was awarded the contract, is from San Jose.

Both construction projects are scheduled to begin late August, and to be completed by early October 2002. Street closures will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Street repairs are selected based on priority need, as assessed by the City's Pavement Management Program. For more information about these Public Works projects, call the Engineering Division at (650) 991-8064.