By Jacob Wilson/Garden Grove Journal
Projects for major street repairs, new traffic signals and sewer line upgrades are about to get underway. The Garden Grove City Council gave the go ahead to begin the projects at its March 27 meeting.
The street repairs start mid April and will only last about two months. But the much-needed repairs will create plenty of traffic jams.
“This project will impact traffic significantly, however it needs to be done,” said William Murray, public works director.
The Brookhurst Street and Westminster Avenue intersection will be most affected, with construction extending west to Bushard Street and south to Hazard Avenue.
Chapman Avenue between 9th and West streets and Trask Avenue from Harbor Boulevard to the Garden Grove Freeway will also see significant work.
Aside from rebuilding and repaving the streets themselves, the project also includes sidewalk replacement, including new disabled access ramps, median and centerline upgrades and new traffic signals.
R.J. Noble Company will carry out the repairs after the city council approved the company’s low bid on March 27. R.J. Noble is based in the city of Orange.
The project cost is just under $2.8 million. Funding comes from gasoline taxes and Measure “M” money, Murray said.
Also beginning in April, the Haster Street and Allard Avenue intersection will get new traffic signals. So will the intersection of Westminster Avenue and Dawson/Hope streets.
This project should finish in August and also includes upgrades to signals at Westminster and Bowen Street, including a new left-turn signal, and at Harbor and Chapman.
The council approved a contract with California Professional Engineering, a La Puente-based company, after receiving a low bid of almost $485,000. Money for the project comes from California’s “Safe Routes to School” program and from Measure “M.”
And from May to September, Anaheim-based Paulus Engineering, Inc. will upgrade 3500 feet of sewer lines along Lampson Avenue in the vicinities of Haster and Twin Tree Circle.
“The upgrades will relieve capacity deficiencies,” Murray said.
The cost is less than $1 million. Funding comes from the city’s capital improvement budget. None of the projects affect the city’s general fund, Murray told the council.