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Posted on: February 13, 2019

City of Woodland Roadway Update

PRESS RELEASE

City of Woodland

300 First Street

Woodland, CA 95695


The City of Woodland continues to manage road improvements throughout the City in an effort to improve the overall condition of the roadway network. Unfortunately, the impact and inconvenience of scheduled road work is felt by the entire community. With consideration to the residents, the City attempts to schedule road projects in a way that balances competing needs for access and constructability, while minimizing community impacts. Additionally, the City remains committed to being fiscally responsible in our endeavor to repair our aging infrastructure by leveraging our limited local funding to match State and Federal funding, where available.  A summary and timeline of current and scheduled roadway improvement projects is provided below. 

In addition to the listed projects, other infrastructure projects are underway that affect our roadways but are not roadway surface improvement projects. Specifically, new water and sewer lines are currently being installed in areas on and south of Beamer Street near Walnut Street and a new water main will be installed on West Street this summer between Southwood Drive and Clover Street.  Additionally, PG&E has been working to replace existing gas mains in areas on and near Lincoln Avenue and in the area surrounding North Street and Cleveland. It is the City’s understanding that this work was temporarily halted when PG&E crews were redirected to Paradise for fire recovery efforts.  PG&E intends to return to Woodland to complete the work in early March when their crews return and weather is conducive to performing the work safely.  If you have questions about these PG&E or utility projects, please contact the Community Development Department at 530-661-5820.

Kentucky Avenue – East to West Streets 

Teichert Construction is actively working towards completion of the final stages of construction of the 1-mile long Kentucky Avenue widening project. The remaining work consists of landscape, striping and traffic signal installation which staff anticipates will be complete by the end of March, 2019. Throughout construction all businesses have, and will remain, accessible from Kentucky Avenue.  When complete, Kentucky Avenue will have improved sidewalks, bike lanes, street lighting, intersection signal controls, landscape and improved drainage facilities. The roadway between West and College streets will have one lane in each direction with a two-way turn lane and bike lanes. From College to East streets, the roadway will have two lanes in each direction with turn lanes and/or medians and bike lanes. The project is primarily grant funded with matching funds from the Measure E sales tax.

W. Court Street – West Street to Ashley Avenue

The construction contractor was given notice to proceed in July 2018, and the estimated completion date was November 2018.  As the contractor progressed through the work they found Gas, Electric and Communications lines between West and Imperial streets that were buried at depths much shallower than identified during the design phase of the project.  These lines need to be lowered before roadway reconstruction can proceed without damaging the utilities.    Unfortunately, the extent of the conflicts was unknown at the time that the contractor removed the traffic signal electrical system which was required in advance of the roadway reconstruction. 

City staff worked diligently with the contractor and various utility companies to explore methods and design alternatives to avoid the conflicts, but were unable to identify a solution that did not require utility relocation. According to PG&E and AT&T, the soonest they can be complete with their facility relocation is late this coming fall.  This schedule will push the roadway reconstruction work to the summer of 2020.  As a result of this unexpected delay, staff and the contractor are working to have all traffic signal work, not in conflict with the final road work, completed as soon as possible so that the signals may resume operation until the utilities can be relocated and the City’s contractor can return to perform the roadway reconstruction.  City staff anticipate that the signals will be operational by late March. However, this work cannot be complete until the rain stops as rain creates an unsafe work environment for the contractor. 

During the roadway reconstruction work, the contractor is required to maintain access to all properties and maintain at least one travel lane in each direction on Court Street.  There will be short periods where north/south travel will be prohibited, allowing for cure time. When complete, the roadway will be restriped to include two travel lanes and a bike lane in each direction with a center two-way turn-lane.  This will create a continuous bike lane from East Street to Ashley Avenue on Court Street.

W. Main Street – West Street to CR98

This project is currently advertised for construction bids which the City is scheduled to open on February 20th.  We anticipate that the project will begin construction by May and is scheduled to be complete by November 2019.  The project includes the reconstruction of the pavement on W. Main Street from West Street to CR98, completion of the sidewalk on the south side between Ashely and Cottonwood, construction of water, sewer and storm utility improvements as well as curb ramp and traffic signal improvements.  This project requires that the contractor maintain property access and maintain at least one lane in each direction on Main Street during construction.  The project will include short durations of north/south cross street closures to allow for material cure time. When complete Main Street will be restriped to include bike lanes from West Street to CR98.

Other upcoming funded road projects throughout Woodland which are in the design and/or planning phase:

  • Road Maintenance and Resurfacing - Road maintenance and roadway surfacing will commence in 2021 utilizing Measure F funding.
  • E. Main Street (East to Pioneer) – E. Main Street, from East Street to Pioneer Avenue is scheduled for minor surface improvements and the construction of an off-street bike path adjacent the railroad in 2020. This project is funded primarily by bicycle/pedestrian grants.
  • Gibson Road (East to West) -  Roadway rehabilitation grant funding has been secured for Gibson Road from East Street to West Street.  Pavement reconstruction is scheduled to begin in 2021.
  • Matmor Road (Main to Gibson) - Matmor Road from Main to Gibson, is slated for pavement reconstruction in 2022/2023, and is funded through SB1 (gas tax) funding.
  • E. Gum Avenue (East to Matmor) -  E. Gum Avenue East to Matmor, is slated for pavement reconstruction in 2022/2023, and is funded through SB1 (gas tax) funding.

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