Paul Verma, senior civil engineer for the city of Tracy, said crews will be widening the roadway to six lanes and installing new underground utilities along the section of road on the northeast side of town.
Verma said the work, by Knife River Construction of Stockton, will include a host of underground improvements, such as 7-foot-diameter storm drains and new sewers, water and gas pipes and electrical lines.
Traffic signals and landscaping will finish the revamped roadway.
The road improvements are going in near a fulfillment center under construction for Amazon.com Inc. off Chrisman Road and a new animal shelter slated for construction in 2014 at the corner of Grant Line and Paradise roads.
During construction, traffic will detour north on MacArthur Drive and Paradise Road to Pescadero Avenue.
Residents and business within the construction zone will be allowed to pass through the area.
Businesses on Chrisman Road north of the Union Pacific Railroad lines will have a street detour to gain access.
“We have put three warning signs and detour signs letting drivers know,” Verma said. “There are so many existing utilities in the area it will take some time to sort them out.”
The road will reopen and traffic will alternate lanes as soon as the first layer of asphalt is down, which is expected for the end of September.
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