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Monte Vista Ave. construction delayed

Students can continue to expect a bumpy drive down Monte Vista Ave. as the repaving of one of Turlock’s busiest corridors has been delayed. Due to cold weather conditions, the temperature-sensitive project will now be pushed back until next spring during the months of April or May.
Once the project is resumed it is expected to take approximately three to four weeks from the commencement date to finish.
Monte Vista Ave. was originally set to be repaved after Turlock City Council members and The Regional Surface Transportation Program voted to repave the road after an evaluation of its condition.
Both parties felt it was in the best interest of the city.
“So why are the cones still up? I think it’s ridiculous that it’s taking this long if it’s really a priority of the city to finish,” Hanna Myers (sophomore, Pre-Nursing) said.
“I understand it’s a process but it seems like I’ve driven through that construction for a long time now. Its congestion of traffic is really what sucks.”
Though the repaving portion of the project has been rescheduled, smaller aspects of the project are finished.
The access ramps are fixed and are now in compliance. Sections of the damaged sidewalk along Monte Vista Ave. have been repaved and the median curb by Niagara and Monte Vista Ave. has been completed.
Irrigation and landscaping along the center divider will still be completed because it is not temperature sensitive.
Despite the delays, many students can continue to benefit from the parking along the eastbound and westbound portions of Monte Vista Ave. as they will no longer be closed off.
“As if it weren’t already bad enough with the parking situation, the delays in whatever construction they’re holding-off on can be forgiven if they just let us keep the street for parking,” Cam Levine (senior, Finance) said.
“It seems like those kind of construction plans always take way longer than they anticipate them taking. I don’t know why it just seems that way, so I’m not surprised. I’m cool with it as long as I can still park on the street.”
Teichert Construction of Stockton is applying the renovations along Monte Vista Ave.

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