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Contractors working for the City of West Sacramento are working on streets, sidewalks and gutters in a neighborhood near Meadow Road. The project is funded by local sales tax dollars and federal money (News-Ledger photo)

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 29, 2012 –

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

Residents of the Westmore Oaks area will see some digging, scraping and pouring happening on their local streets for a couple more months. Streets such as Meadow Road, Westacre Road and Fernwood Street are seeing their streets and sidewalks fixed, and their sidwalks brought into compliance with the Americans for Disabilities Act (ADA).

It’s part of the “Westmore Oaks Street Rehabilitation Project,” said Vin Cay, the project manager for the work in the West Sacramento Public Works Department.

“Basically, we’re resurfacting the roads,” Cay told the News-Ledger. “Primarily, it’s slurry seal, but we have to do certain ADA concrete work, installing access ramps at all intersections and curb returns. On the bigger streets, like Westacre from US 50 to Park Boulebvard, we’re going to repair two inches of the AC (asphalt/concrete).”

“If there are any sunken curbs and gutters, or sidewalks raised by trees, we will try to hit those first.”

  “In some instances, you may see curbs and sidewalks that don’t meet ADA standards, and we’re going to have to replace them,” added Cay. “If you’re rolling (a wheelchair) and it’s to steep on the sideways grade, it’s hard to roll.”

“We hope to finish in early November,” he said.

The project has been publicized on the city website and the contractor is expected to keep passing out flyers along affected streets as work continues. The project is funded by a federal grant and by Measure K, a local measure in which West Sacramento residents agreed to pay a sales tax surcharge to fund local projects.

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Steve Marschke

Steve Marschke