City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: PW Admin, (209) 577-5462
Release Date: Monday, August 11, 2014, 2:20 PM

Traffic Impact Report: August 11, 2014


TRAFFIC IMPACT REPORT - August 11, 2014

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PROJECT: Virginia Corridor Phase 6
STATUS: Work is in progress. Project completion is expected by August 16th, 2014.
IMPACT: The south sidewalk of Woodrow Avenue will be closed to pedestrians. Theres a road closure on Bowen Avenue at the Virginia Corridor, just east of Beard School. The contractor has closed the sidewalk on the north side of Rumble Road. Sidewalk closed signs are in place at the College Avenue crosswalk and Yukon Drive for pedestrians. A temporary fence has been installed along the Corridor. The travel ways down the Corridor will be permanently blocked. Therell be minor traffic control measures implemented on Bowen Avenue, Leveland Lane, West Rumble Road and Woodrow Avenue. Expect periodic lane closures using cones, construction signs and road closures. Motorists are requested to travel slowly through the construction zones and use alternate routes when possible.

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PROJECT: Roselle Avenue and Merle Avenue Intersection Project
STATUS: Work is in progress. Project completion is expected by end of August 2014.
IMPACT: Traffic will be reduced to one lane each direction. Motorists are requested to travel slowly through the work zone. Drivers should expect delays and use alternate routes when possible.

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PROJECT: Briggsmore Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation
STATUS: Work is in progress. Project completion is expected by September 19th, 2014.
IMPACT: Briggsmore Avenue from Sisk Road to 500 West of McHenry Avenue will be restricted with alternating lane closures in place. Motorists are requested to travel slowly through the work zone. Drivers should expect delays and use alternate routes when possible.

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PROJECT: Construction of Right Turn Lane Eastbound Bangs Avenue to Southbound Prescott Road
STATUS: Work is in progress. Project completion is expected for August 18th, 2014.
IMPACT: Motorists are requested to drive slowly through the construction zone. Traffic will be impacted. Drivers should expect delays and use alternate routes when possible.

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PROJECT: Area 2 Storm Drain Cross Connection Removal Project
STATUS: Work is in progress. Project completion is expected for August 2014.
IMPACT: Sections of Carver Road will be closed from Orangeburg Avenue to Roseburg Avenue from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for Pipeline Construction. There will be some ongoing lane closures on Orangeburg Avenue between Grape Avenue to Del Vale Avenue. Drivers should expect delays and use alternate routes when possible.

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PROJECT: Street Closure for Tree Trimming
STATUS: Work is in progress.
IMPACT: AREA 1: Downtown Area 7/17/14 9/1/14 Forestry crews will be working the Downtown Area. Crews will be barricading off areas normally used for parking along streets to ensure access to the trees for service. Barricades will be removed at night to ensure parking for residents. Please do not move cones. Forestry crews will work with businesses as much as possible to keep driveways open and parking accessible for patrons. Motorists are requested to watch for crews working and drive slowly through cone zones. Drivers should expect delays and use alternate routes when possible. Any questions, please call the Forestry Department at 342-2253.

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PROJECT: Kiernan Avenue Water Main Replacement
STATUS: Work is in progress. Project completion is expected by October.
IMPACT: Most of the work will be done at night with a few day shifts. The project goes from approximately, 500 feet south on Sisk Road to Kiernan Avenue. Then west on Kiernan Avenue to opposite side of Hwy 99 ending at Elm Street and Broadway Avenue. There will be lane closures. Drivers should expect delays and use alternate routes when possible.

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PROJECT: State Route 99/Pelandale Avenue Interchange Reconstruction Project
STATUS: Work is in progress. Project completion is expected by 2017.
IMPACT:
8/11/14 - 8/15/14 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Salida Boulevard NB and SB - Shoulder Closure / Miscellaneous Road Work
8/11/14 - 8/15/14 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. SR 99 NB - Shoulder Closure / Miscellaneous Road Work
8/11/14 - 8/15/14 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. SR 99 SB - Shoulder Closure / Miscellaneous Road Work
8/11/14 - 8/15/14 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. SR 99 NB On/Off Ramp - Left Shoulder Closure / Miscellaneous Road Work
8/11/14 - 8/15/14 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. SR 99 NB On/Off Ramp - Right Shoulder Closure / Miscellaneous Road Work
8/11/14 - 8/15/14 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. SR 99 SB On/Off Ramp - Left Shoulder Closure / Miscellaneous Road Work
8/11/14 - 8/15/14 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. SR 99 SB On/Off Ramp - Right Shoulder Closure /Miscellaneous Road Work
8/11/14 - 8/15/14 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Salida Blvd NB and SB - Potential One Way Traffic Control with Flagging
8/13/14 - 8/14/14 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. SR 99 SB Lane #3 (adjacent to shoulder) Night Lane Closure COZEEP requested
8/13/14 - 8/14/14 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. SR 99 NB Lane #3 (adjacent to shoulder) Night Lane Closure COZEEP requested
8/13/14 3:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. SR 99 NB Lane #3 (adjacent to shoulder) CHP Rolling Traffic Break
Future Detour Notification: Please be advised that on August 13, 2014, the northbound on-ramp to State Route 99 will be permanently closed while construction of the new northbound on-ramp is completed (approximately 3 weeks). Traffic on Pelandale Avenue that wishes to access northbound State Route 99 traffic will be detoured north to Kiernan Avenue interchange or south to the Standiford Avenue interchange. On August 13, 2014 the temporary southbound on-ramp (located at the south end of Salida Boulevard will be open and operational. At that time the railroad crossing for traffic on Dakota Avenue to Salida Avenue will be closed. Traffic on Dakota Avenue will be detoured either south to Beckwith Road and east to the Standiford Interchange or west on Murphy Road then north on Finney Road then east on Broadway Avenue to the Kiernan Avenue Interchange.
Traffic Advisory: The Pelandale Avenue/Sisk Road intersection is under traffic control in which intersection configuration has been modified. Eastbound traffic on Pelandale Avenue from Salida Boulevard to Sisk Road has one through lane with a left turn lane at both NB SR 99 on-ramp and Sisk Road intersections. Westbound Pelandale Avenue has existing center through lane closed and traffic must merge left to access the left-turn lane or merge right to access one through/right-turn lane. This configuration will remain in place for several months.
Construction Advisory: Please be advised that construction on Salida Boulevard will be in progress. Motorists can expect to experience lengthy delays and are encouraged to utilize alternative routes when possible.

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PROJECT: Emerald Trunk Sewer Relief Project
STATUS: Work is in progress. Project completion is expected by mid-December.
IMPACT: Construction continues between the intersection of Shirley Court (West) and Carpenter Road for the next few weeks. The contractor continues with the installation of 30 sewer pipe East of Shirley Court (West), along Elm Avenue, towards Carpenter Road to the East. They have completed micro-tunneling across Carpenter Road and the manholes at Carpenter Road and Elm Avenue, West & East respectively. They have set up signs for road closure with detour at Carpenter Road & Elm Avenue. Traffic continues to be detoured from Rosemore Avenue to Elm Avenue (Heading East) and Carpenter Road and Elm Avenue (Exit Only). City Water crews have been working near the intersection of Elm Avenue and Emerald Avenue, to relocate an existing water main. The contractor has closed the intersection of Elm Avenue and Emerald Avenue and are detouring traffic around to allow for the excavation of a large junction structure in the intersection. This activity will continue for the next two months or so, through the months of August and September. The contractor set up a partial road closure north of Kansas Avenue on Emerald Avenue this week and are allowing one-way traffic around drilling activities for the support of the structure shoring. They are preparing to set up a road detour to construct a large junction structure between Emerald Avenue and H-99. This activity will start the week of 8/12/14 and continue for the next two months or so, through the months of August and September. Local residents/businesses and construction traffic will be permitted and all others are encouraged to obey posted detours.

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