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Crews from Argonaut Constructors in Santa Rosa lay pavement down as part of road work on Travis Boulevard between Oliver Road and Holiday Lane, Monday morning. (Brad Zweerink/Daily Republic)


Rainy weather could delay Fairfield paving work

By From page A1 | November 27, 2012

FAIRFIELD — Road crews will be at work this week on Green Valley Road, Mangels Boulevard and Travis Boulevard doing such work as repaving, weather permitting.

Whether all goes as scheduled is a big “if,” with rain in the forecast.

Crews repaved Travis Boulevard from Oliver Road to Holiday Lane on Monday, keeping one lane open in each direction. In coming days, they will be doing such things as raising the manholes, striping pavement and repairing the sensors for the traffic signals.

Fairfield Public Works Inspector Chris Chan said drivers will see limited traffic controls, but less intrusive than was the case Monday. Work is to start between 5:30 and 6 a.m. and be finished by 3 p.m., he said.

Paving is to take place Tuesday and Wednesday on Green Valley Road between Business Center Drive and Westlake Drive. Then paving moves on to Mangels Boulevard from Vintage Valley Drive to Westamerica Drive. Work is to be between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Drivers will still be able to use these roads while paving is being done.

“It won’t be full closures. It will be lane closures,” Chan said.

If drivers can use alternate routes, that would be good, he said. The contractor will work with Nelda Mundy Elementary School on the timing for the Mangels Boulevard paving to ease conflicts with school traffic, he said.

However, paving cannot take place with wet surfaces, Chan said. Temperatures need to be at least 50 degrees and rising.

With the National Weather Service predicting rain Wednesday and continuing at various times through the week, the road work schedule is in jeopardy.

Green Valley Road, Mangels Boulevard and Travis Boulevard improvements are costing about $1.37 million. Work includes grinding several inches of pavement off and replacing it with rubberized asphalt. Edge drains are being installed along Green Valley Road and Mangels Boulevard to prevent clay soils under the roads from swelling and damaging pavement.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • AustinNovember 27, 2012 - 7:08 pm

    I would like to know why Travis@Oliver is being repaved, when it was done not that long ago, and why the city felt that was more important than fixing Clay Bank that has had an unusable lane for going on a year. Thanks for spending our tax dollars wisely Fairfield.

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  • JoeNovember 27, 2012 - 8:35 pm

    Austin, Clay Bank has a water line install pending. It will be resurfaced after it is installed.

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