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Council moves forward with Hedstrom Road project
Hedstrom Road
Work will finally be done on Hedstrom Road, between Geer Road and Colorado Avenue, following City Council action on Tuesday (Journal file photo).

One of Turlock’s worst residential roads will finally be fixed, as the Turlock City Council unanimously approved awarding a bid on the Hedstrom Road Rehabilitation project evening to Dirt Dynasty out of Farmington.

The $1.3 million project includes rehabilitating aged pavement on Hedstrom Road between Geer Road and Colorado Avenue, construction of accessible pedestrian ramps, new traffic striping, storm drain improvements and paving.

The project will be funded with $874,236 of federal Surface Transportation Improvement Program funds and $394,172 from Measure L.

Measure L was approved in 2016 and is an expenditure plan on how funds based on a 25-year, half-cent sales tax measure will be used to pay for countywide local street and road improvements, arterial street widening, signalization, pedestrian, bicyclist and driver safety.

This will be the first rehabilitation project the street has seen. According to Councilmember Rebecka Monez, this project is much needed.

“We have received so many emails about getting Hedstrom fixed and I’m glad we’re finally getting it done,” she said.

Hedstrom is the second roads project to be started this year, following work being done on Golden State Boulevard. Other roads projects coming up include: was one of the roads that were planned to go through rehabilitation last year that include: Pedras Road from Geer Road to Golden State Boulevard, Lander Avenue from D Street to Highway 99 and a Southwest Quadrant Road Rehabilitation including streets in Turlock’s westside, like West Avenue North and Alaska Street.