Work on the Esplanade Reconstruction Project has been underway for a few weeks now as the City of Chico works with our contractor, Knife River Construction, to bring our community a brand new Esplanade.
The first two-and-one-half months of this project have included utility work to install sewer lines, installing streetlight foundations, and removing and replacing concrete sidewalks, curbs, and gutters, including ADA-compliant upgrades from Eaton Road to Lindo Channel. This infrastructure project is funded through California Senate Bill 1 (SB1) gas dollars and waste hauler franchise fees.
After the initial work was completed, rehabilitation of the roadway surface was started by the City’s contractor, Knife River Construction. This phase includes grinding off the existing asphalt and replacing it with a new surface as well as placing a slurry seal (oil-coat material).
We wish to thank our community for its continued patience and attention to traffic control measures in place as we work to provide you with a brand-new Esplanade!
For more updates as this project progresses, please follow the City of Chico’s Public Works Department’s Facebook page.