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Three Lodi-area road projects made San Joaquin County's Top 10 priority list for federal funding requests.
The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to request $15 million to improve a railroad crossing on Lower Sacramento Road near Woodson Road in Acampo as the No. 3 county priority. A Highway 88 bypass project in Lockeford is the No. 4 on the list, and safety improvements to Turner Road between Interstate 5 and the Lodi city limits was ranked 10th.
The county is requesting $1 million to widen shoulders along Turner Road and add turn lanes at the Davis, DeVries and Ray road intersections.
The county is asking for $3 million toward the Lockeford bypass project, but Public Works Director Tom Gau said the project is on the back burner due to the state of the economy.
— Ross Farrow
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:21 pm
Updated: 2:47 pm, Thu Dec 13, 2012.
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to change how supervisors' assistants are appointed, a move one supervisor said is an act of political retribution.
Supervisor Leroy Ornellas said the 3-1 vote is a bald political move to punish his own assisant for reporting a possible violation of the Ralph M. Brown Act involving three other supervisors.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:21 pm.
Updated: 2:47 pm.