FAIRFIELD — A six-figures road project gets a tentative start this week before kicking into high gear next week in downtown Fairfield.
Crews will begin prep work Tuesday along Texas Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Jefferson Street, setting the stage for a $373,230 project to replace brick pavers in the road with stamped concrete.
The intersection of Texas and Madison streets will be closed June 9 through June 16. Detours will be in place for the week and work there takes place.
Tom Martian, the city’s construction manager, said the project is scheduled to take no more than 50 workdays to complete, but said the general contractor, Quimu Contracting Inc. of Dixon, hopes to complete the project before the Fourth of July holiday. Full closure of the intersection at Texas and Madison streets will cut the time necessary to complete the project by three to four weeks, he said.
The project includes ripping out existing brick pavers, which are used to designate crosswalks in the downtown area and have deteriorated over time, making repairs to the road’s base material and replacing the bricks with stamped concrete, Martian said.
Traffic controls will be in place for the duration of the project to allow through traffic along Texas Street for the duration of the work, with the exception of next week, Martian said.
For more information, call Martian at 428-7478 or Miguel Quiroz of Quimu Contracting Inc. at 689-6094.
The project is funded by developer impact fees through the city’s street capital fund, as opposed to the general fund.
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