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Stockton-Grant Renovation Project

For Immediate Release
Friday, August 3, 2007
Bill Adams
(415) 437-7038


Chinatown Night Construction Begins This Weekend

San Francisco, Ca – Stockton-Grant Renovation Project will start the street and sidewalk construction in Chinatown on Sunday night, August 5th, 2007. All the work will be performed at night to minimize construction impacts to MUNI operations and the business community.

The project includes renovation of sewer mains, curb ramps, concrete street base and asphalt pavement on eight blocks of Stockton Street, between the Stockton Street Tunnel and Columbus Avenue.

Starting August 5th, DPW's contractor will dispatch three construction crews to Chinatown. One crew will reconstruct Stockton Street's base and pavement starting at Columbus Avenue and working toward the Stockton Tunnel entrance. A second crew will install a new sewer main on Stockton a half block in each direction from the Sacramento intersection, and mortar two blocks of the sewer main from Jackson to Clay streets. A third crew will install new curb ramps.

The contractor began the project in early July on Stockton Street and Grant Avenue around Union Square and completion in this area is expected by the week of August 20th, respectively, including a freshly paved asphalt surface. Stockton Street Tunnel was paved Wednesday night, August 1st.

The entire project is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2007. The construction budget is $5.3 million.

 This year's budget, for the first time, meets the City's repaving needs, said Mayor Galvin Newsom.  It includes $5.4 million more for street repaving over last year, for a total of $36.4 million. The repaving of Stockton Street is an important part of our ongoing effort to repave streets all over San Francisco.

 San Francisco is a world-class city that deserves world-class roads. The extra money has allowed us to repave more streets this year than we had repaved in the last 10 years, said Director of Public Works Fred Abadi.  Residents and visitors to San Francisco can look forward to more repaving projects for this fiscal year.

No high-impact equipment – such as, jackhammers, hoe rams, sawcutters – may be used after 10 p.m. The following is a breakdown of the project tasks and work hours:

· Sunday Night – Thursday Night, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Jackhammering during street resurfacing work and sawcutting of the concrete street-base are permitted during these hours.
· Sunday Night – Thursday Night, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.: During these two hours, there are no restrictions on the type of equipment the contractor may use during construction, including high-impact machinery such as concrete sawcutters, jackhammers and hoe rams for excavating, trenching, sewer repairs, concrete base repairs and street resurfacing.
· Sunday Night – Thursday Night, 8 p.m. – 5 a.m.: From late night to early morning, crews may use a backhoe to remove concrete, pour fresh concrete, repair and install sewer mains, grind and pave asphalt street. Though the high-impact equipment must halt by 10 p.m., the construction will still generate noise throughout the night.

Sewer work will be visible at Stockton, near the Sacramento intersection, but most of the sewer repair will be out of sight, as crews will be inside the large main mortaring the wall. The street reconstruction consists of three components: Repairing segments of the damaged concrete base, which supports the asphalt pavement; grinding off the existing asphalt; and resurfacing the street with fresh asphalt, curb to curb.

Muni buses will continue to operate, but expect delays. Bus stops will be temporarily relocated, periodically, when the street is under repaired. Check Muni notices for updates at the bus stops.

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