Downs Street project meeting is Nov. 28

Downs Street  project meeting  is Nov. 28By BRIAN COSNER

News Review Staff Writer

The Ridgecrest City Council scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday, Nov. 28, 5:30 p.m. at City Hall to discuss a construction contract to pave South Downs Street between Ridgecrest Boulevard and Upjohn Avenue. The special discussion is in place of council’s regularly scheduled meeting, which would have been Nov 21.

The council has been asked to approve a $653,147 contract with Griffith Construction Company to reconstruct and pave the east side of the road – an undertaking that has seen multiple setbacks for more than 10 years.

City staff also suggests the approval of $32,657.35 from Measure V money for a 5-percent contingency fund.

For agenda information, see ridgecrest-ca.gov/ridgecrest-city-council. City offices will be closed Thursday and Friday this week for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Story First Published: 2018-11-21