Both lanes of Akers Street will be closed between Riggin Avenue and Avenue 320 for work on Modoc Ditch crossing
VISALIA – A portion of Akers Street is closed this month to replace the concrete tunnel carrying water in Modoc Ditch from once side of the street to the other. The City of Visalia announced last week that the north and south bound lanes of Akers between Riggin Avenue and Avenue 320 are closed for work being done on the Modoc Ditch crossing. The Tulare County Ditch Irrigation Company needed the road closed in order to replace its box culvert, the concrete structure beneath the road that allows water to flow across the roadway.
“The work being done will replace the box culvert, which in this case is a cast-in-place and a monolithic pour (concrete placed all at once) that is located under the roadway to deliver water from one side of the road to the other,” shared Abraham Folk, City of Visalia Engineering Technician. “The replacement and expansion of the culvert will help with future road widening of Akers Street when that roadway is built to full width in the future.”
The closure will remain in place through Monday, February 11, 2019.
“The intersection of Riggin and Akers will remain open for local access to Ridgeview Middle School to the north,” added Folk. “The posted detours will be Shirk Road to the west and Demaree Street to the east via Riggin Avenue for westbound and eastbound traffic. We appreciate everyone’s understanding as the needed replacement work is done.”
For additional information, contact either Abraham Folk, Engineering Technician, City of Visalia Engineering Department, 559-713-4414 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Alan Dirlam, Project Manager, Agee Construction, 559-326-1335 or email@example.com.