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Tuesday, Jul 29 2014 08:26 AM

Stallion Springs Drive to be repaved

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Stallion Springs Drive will receive a fresh facelift when construction begins in August. It is the first time in 29 years the road has seen major work.

Stallion Springs' main drag will have a fresh face lift for the first time in decades, according to the community service district's general manager.

According to Mary Beth Garrison, Stallion Springs CSD board of directors awarded a bid to Kern Asphalt in a 4-0 vote on July 15 for $407,681 for street repair and asphalt overlay on Stallion Springs Drive.

Director Sandy Young was absent from the meeting

Kern Asphalt came in much lower than the other two bids. Burtch Construction bid $458,20.15, while Griffith Construction gave an estimate of $467,764.

Garrison said after the contract has been signed, Kern Asphalt has 15 days to move everything in before it breaks ground.

"It has been 29 years since the district paved Stallion Springs Drive," Garrison said. "As our most used roadway, it bears the most vehicular traffic in the District. The curbing needs repaired, the drainage portions need to be rebuilt and the roadway itself will benefit greatly from the work."

She said estimates a ground breaking by Aug. 4, with a wrap up date by Sept. 5 at the latest.

The lion's share of the reconstruction cost is asphalt concrete repaving, at $283,200.

"I'm optimistic they will do a good job," said Garrison. She added she had worked with Kern Asphalt during her tenure as a field representative for Don Maben, a retired Kern County supervisor.

Funding for the project came from the district's road assessment fees, which were saved up over three years, according to Garrison. The last set of major road projects Stallion Springs conducted was in 2011.

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