Repaving a road isn’t that simple a task, if there are birds in the way
A mother cares for her baby Swainson’s hawk in a nest. San Joaquin County must make sure there aren’t any hawks, a state-designated threatened species, or other migratory birds before repaving Acampo Road.
- Information about the project
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors will consider
awarding a $314,675 contract to Lodi-based George Reed to pave the
1.7-mile stretch of Acampo Road at today’s board meeting. The bid
is 24 percent lower than the engineer’s estimate due to the
The project is scheduled to take 15 working days.
The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the board chambers, 44 N.
San Joaquin St. at Weber Avenue, sixth floor, Stockton.
— Source: San Joaquin County
Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:00 am
It may seem like a routine maintenance job for San Joaquin
County — giving Acampo Road a fresh coat of asphalt — but there had
better not be any migratory birds in the area, according to San
Joaquin County and state officials.
Pending approval at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting, the
county will smooth out a 1.7-mile portion of Acampo Road between
Highway 99 and Lower Sacramento Road. But it will cost county
taxpayers a few hundred dollars to hire a wildlife biologist to
check for birds in the area, said Mike Selling, the county’s deputy
public works director for engineering.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:00 am.
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