County Seeks Bids for Road Repairs

Written by Estero Bay News

July 15, 2021

San Luis Obispo County is now taking bids for this year’s slate of road management projects, with over $2.7 million up for grabs.
The Fiscal Year 2020-21 surface treatment of county roads this year covers various roads in Supervisorial Districts 1, 2 and 5, and covers some 60 miles of County maintained roads with asphalt and concrete. It includes no road expansions but includes sidewalk repairs for handicap compliance.
Selected roads were done with on-site inspections and the County’s Pavement Management System, which grades the condition of roadways and addresses them accordingly.

The object is to maintain roads so they don’t deteriorate to the point where they must be torn up and completely rebuilt.
“The County has several cost-effective options to rehabilitate a road before it deteriorates to a point where complete reconstruction is required. Micro- and slurry surfacing is one of the most versatile tools used for road maintenance. It is a polymer modified, cold mix paving system that can remedy a broad range of problems on today’s roads,” reads the staff report from Project Manager, Evelyn Sanchez.

The County will use its own road crews to fill in potholes and make other repairs before the coating contractor comes along and paints over the entire roadway surface.

As to where roads will be resurfaced, “The area of work for this contract includes 18.5 miles in the Paso Robles area, 6.8 miles in the Templeton area, 0.4 miles in the Morro Bay area, and 34.4 miles in the Cayucos area,” reads Sanchez’ report. “The project also includes two additive bid items, the first to address the rumble strips on South Bay Boulevard in Los Osos and Union Road in Paso Robles. The second additive bid item is to cap seal or double micro-surface on Nacimiento Shores Road from Lakeview Road to Bee Rock Road.”

Supervisors passed a Resolution officially announcing the job, and that document becomes part of the County’s application to the State Transportation Commission for funding under Senate Bill 1. The County will also tap County Services Area 7B for money in the Templeton area.
The County’s total contract budget is $2,735,000.

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