Stretch of Paramount to be repaved

DOWNEY - An Orange County company has won the contract to repave a stretch of Paramount Boulevard. R.J. Noble will repave a little more than a quarter-mile of roadway on Paramount Boulevard, between Florence Avenue and Lubec Street.

The $753,894 contract was awarded to R.J. Noble Company, of Orange, on an unanimous vote by the City Council.

That particular stretch of road has "extensive" cracking and patches due to pavement repair and utility work, said public works director John Oskoui. It has deteriorated to a point that it cannot be repaired through routine street maintenance.

R.J. Noble will rehabilitate the street and curbs, adjust manholes and valve covers, and replace striping and pavement markings. They will also install a conduit for a future upgrade of the traffic signal communication system, Oskoui wrote in a staff report.

The firm has completed similar projects in Long Beach and Westminster.

On the recommendation of Mayor Pro Tem Fernando Vasquez, the city will negotiate to have the work completed during nighttime hours to minimize traffic delays.

Vasquez also reiterated the need for street work on Lakewood Boulevard, north of Florence Avenue. Funding for the project comes from a federal transportation program and Prop. C funds.

********** Published: January 10, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 39