After years of planning, the Stanislaus County Public Works has begun construction on the intersection of Claribel Road and Roselle Avenue.
Following demolition work on the wood frame house on the northeast corner the week before, on Monday, Oct. 15, the county crews began grading work. It will include construction of road widening to accommodate turn lanes, and the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection.
According to county public works, the project’s official start date was Oct. 2. The grading and other earthwork began last Wednesday. Storm drain work is to begin this week, with construction of the MID irrigation canal crossing to begin Nov. 1.
The canal veers abruptly to the south, forcing Claribel Road to take a jog around it. The project schedule calls for grading to be completed by Nov. 14, with asphalt paving to be completed by Dec. 10.
Signal pole placement is expected by Feb. 19, with the project completion scheduled to occur by April 17 of 2019, although electric warning signs near the intersection indicate it will be finished by the middle of March. Officials said all the dates may be affected by changes in the weather.