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April 16, 2010
Contact: Jeff Hood, communications specialist, (209) 333-6801

Lodi Avenue construction projects begins Monday, April 19

A $2.1 million construction project that will transform Lodi Avenue into a more attractive roadway for motorists and pedestrians is scheduled to begin Monday, April 19.

The project, funded through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is being separated into three phases through October 26, 2010. The construction will result in the street being closed to through traffic, although accommodations will be made to allow visitors to the businesses and homes in the construction zones.

Road closures are scheduled as follows, weather permitting:

  • Phase 1: April 19 through June 16, Lodi Avenue will be closed between Sacramento Street and the 300 block of South Washington Street. The Lodi Avenue/Stockton Street intersection will be closed.
  • Phase 2: June 16 through Aug. 26, Lodi Avenue will be closed between the 300 block of South Washington Street and the 300 block of South Garfield Street. The Lodi/Central intersection will be closed.
  • Phase 3: August 26 through Oct. 26, Lodi Avenue will be closed from the 300 block of South Garfield Street to 250 feet east of Cherokee Lane. The Lodi Avenue/Cherokee Lane intersection will be closed.

Click here, or on the image below, for a map of the closures

Lodi Avenue map

Motorists are advised to use Pine and Tokay streets as alternative east-west routes.

The project includes removing the railroad tracks, removing and replacing all asphalt, installing new streetlights and some new sidewalks, installing brick pavers at all crosswalks, brick pavers at the Stockton Street and Central Avenue intersections, stamped concrete sidewalk on Central Avenue south of Lodi Avenue, repaving Washington Street between Lodi Avenue and Walnut Street, and installing a gateway feature on Lodi Avenue at Cherokee Lane.

Questions about the project may be directed to the Lodi Public Works Department at City Hall, 221 W. Pine Street, or by calling (209) 333-6706.

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