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BUTTE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS ANNOUNCES THE START OF CONSTRUCTION ON A ROAD DRAINAGE AND WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ON POWELLTON ROAD

Wednesday, May 20, 2020/Categories: News and Announcements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2020

BUTTE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS ANNOUNCES THE START OF CONSTRUCTION ON A ROAD DRAINAGE AND WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ON POWELLTON ROAD

Butte County, Ca—Butte County is planning the start of construction on a Road Drainage and Water Quality Improvement project on Powellton Road, near the community of Lovelock.   Powellton Road is a remote, native surfaced roadway near the headwaters of Little Butte Creek.  Little Butte Creek is an important fish bearing stream, and is tributary to Paradise Lake and Magalia Reservoir, both of which provide drinking water for much of the upper ridge.
This project will improve water quality during inclement weather on a 3.5 mile long section of this native surfaced roadway.  The planned work includes, traffic control, grading, and installation of road drainage structures, road shaping, aggregate resurfacing and erosion control.  The goal is this project is to bring the roadway up to current best practices for native surface roadways, to reduce the amount of sediment transported off site, improving water quality, and reduce the amount of annual maintenance required.
The contract has been awarded to Lamon Construction Company, in the amount of $209,888.65.  This project is partially funded by a Regional Water Quality Control Board grant, to help improve water quality.
Work is scheduled to begin on May 26, 2020, with a planned completion date of August 31, 2020. These dates may change due to inclement weather.  One way traffic control will be in place through the duration of the project motorists are reminded to drive safely.
All work is being performed in strict conformance with State and Local COVID-19 social distancing rules and hand sanitization guidelines, with the goal of keeping the County’s critical infrastructure projects moving forward. 

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