Orange streets slated for repairs and upgrades

By Sentry Staff

Several thoroughfares in the City of Orange will be getting facelifts this summer.

Katella Avenue from Glassell to Tustin Street, and Tustin from Meats to Heim will be repaved using funds from a federal program, local gasoline taxes and Measure M2 ($2,084,903 total).  The scope of rehabilitation consists of, but is not limited to, ADA-compliant access ramps, localized removal and replacement of the existing pavement, asphalt concrete overlay, removal and replacement of failed sections of curb and gutter, driveways and sidewalks.

Concrete streets in Old Towne will be rehabilitated in various locations, and damaged sidewalks, curbs and gutters repaired. The streets selected for maintenance fall into the “poor to fair” category, and require work at this time to prevent total pavement failure and more costly reconstruction in the future. The project is part of the city’s ongoing street maintenance activity, and is expected to cost $800,000.

The Lincoln Avenue and Tustin Street intersection will be improved via grant money ($541,140) awarded by the Orange County Transportation Authority. An additional eastbound Lincoln Avenue to northbound Tustin Street dedicated left turn lane will be constructed. Northbound Tustin Street to westbound Lincoln will be restriped to add a left turn lane, and the pavement will be rehabilitated.

This project will also remove and reconstruct a sidewalk access ramp at the southwest corner of Tustin Street and Lincoln Avenue, replace traffic signal poles, and restripe new pavement.