Beaumont, CA — On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, the Beaumont City Council awarded a contract to begin construction of the 2020 Mid-Year Street Enhancement Project.
The project will consist of slurry seal, asphalt overlay, and asphalt rubber aggregate membrane (ARAM) treatment to approximately 36 lane miles. Construction will be divided into five areas located throughout the downtown area of Beaumont.
The $3.5 million project is a result of an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021-2025 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and reallocation of funding following a fiscal year-end review of finances. The project will utilize unrestricted General Fund Reserve dollars and reimbursement through a grant from CalRecycle for the use of ARAM.
“The City Council is excited to see our comprehensive road program continue and our ability to deliver these much-needed services for our community,” stated Mayor Rey Santos. “Our recent Community Survey showed the quality of our streets is a concern. We have elevated our road rehabilitation efforts to levels never before seen in Beaumont and I want our residents to know that improvements to our roadways will remain a high priority throughout the community for years to come.”
The Mid-Year Street Enhancement Project follows the recent completion of $3 million of street improvements including the reconstruction of Beaumont Avenue and the enhancement of several downtown streets. To learn more about Beaumont Capital Improvement Projects, please visit BeaumontCa.gov/Projects.