The Ceres City Council on Monday awarded a construction contract to add more sidewalks to the Morrow Village subdivision in Ceres.
Located north of Whitmore Avenue between Moffet and Mitchell Road, Morrow Village was constructed in 1954 without sidewalks. The project consists of installing ADA compliant pedestrian sidewalk, driveway ramps, corner ramps, and curb and gutter on Rose Avenue from Garrison Road to Whitmore Avenue.
The project will be funded from a Community Development Block Grant and Measure L tax funds.
The city received five bids and awarded the work to United Pavement Maintenance Inc. of Hughson for the winning bid of $445,827. Construction support including but not limited to material testing is estimated to be $20,000, and a ten percent contingency of $46,582.70 brings the project construction total to $512,409.70.
City Engineer Kevin Waugh said this is the second of five phases to bring modern standards to an older area of Ceres. The third phase will bring sidewalks to the curvilinear section of Eloise Avenue between Garrison Avenue and Joy Avenue in 2024; while Phase 4 will improve Joy between Eloise and Rose in mid-summer in 2026. Phase 5 will see sidewalks added to Joy Avenue, from Whitmore Avenue to Eloise Avenue.
The first phase added sidewalks to Garrison Avenue from Moffet to Rose Avenue. Construction was completed last year.