City starts work on repair backlog

DOWNEY - The City Council awarded a $215,030 contract to CJ Concrete Construction Inc. on Tuesday to make concrete improvements at more than 130 locations in the western part of the city, just part of a backlog of more than 900 requests from residents to repair broken sidewalks, gutters and curb ramps.The backlog could take years to clear, but in the meantime the city will begin repairs at 133 locations generally west of Downey Avenue that require "immediate attention." Repairs in other parts of the city won't begin until after the current fiscal year, which ends in July. CJ Concrete Construction will construct and repair approximately 15,275 square feet of sidewalk, 2,782 square feet of driveway approaches, 854 square feet of curb ramps, 3,028 linear feet of curb and gutter, 854 square feet of cross gutters and 4,208 square feet of ashpalt concrete pavement. Work is scheduled to begin in late October and finish by February 2012.

********** Published: September 29, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 24