City approves bid for street fixes

A $1.85 million grant received by the City of Petaluma last year will help rehabilitate a section of roads in the city, now that a project engineer has been contracted.

The project focuses on "priority development areas," defined by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission as locally-identified areas near existing or planned transit where additional housing is planned. Petaluma's project area includes Lakeville Street from East Washington to Caulfield Lane, and East D Street from the D Street Bridge to Lakeville Street.

Improvements made with the grant money will include asphalt rehabilitation, ADA improvements, restriping, sidewalk gap closures and bicycle lanes on Lakeville Street.

City councilmembers approved a contract Monday night with GHD of Santa Rosa for engineering services for the Petaluma Complete Streets Project. The project is funded by the One Bay Area Grant, which the city received in 2013.

Construction is estimated to begin during the summer of 2015, and GHD will be tasked with completing construction plans and specifications for the project by January 2015.

The project's total budget is just over $2.1 million, with roughly $1.85 million coming from the OBAG grant and $290,000 from the city's street maintenance funds.

(Contact Allison Jarrell at allison.jarrell@ar guscourier.com)

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