Sonora council to mull wall repair

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By JASON ECK

Sonora City Council members Monday will consider putting two projects out to bid, including a sidewalk-and-retaining-wall job on North Stewart Street.

Work on the two projects likely would begin in late May when longer stretches of good weather are likely.

The larger project is the replacement of a concrete wall and stretch of sidewalk on Stewart Street. Heavy rains that brought flash flooding to Sonora Nov. 8 partly pushed the wall down. A city Public Works Department crew finished the flood's work and fenced the area.

In June, City Engineer Gerard Fuccillo told council members he believed the already crumbling wall would not make it through another winter, and recommended that the wall and sidewalk be replaced as soon as possible.

The project will include a new stone wall and new sidewalk between Dodge Lane and Jackson Street. Drainage improvements also will be made in the area where the wall collapsed.

The Stewart Street project will cost an estimated $137,500 and will be paid for using Sonora Redevelopment Agency money.

The second project is to redo a small portion of sidewalk in front of a building on the 500 block of South Washington Street.

Building owners Rick and Lynne Jerome requested the city help them solve a drainage problem in front of the building.

The council agreed to pay for the project with money designated for paving and sidewalk projects through the Local Transportation Commission.

The project is estimated to cost $10,000.

Contact Jason Eck at jeck@uniondemocrat.com .

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