CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1996
Adding to its busy construction schedule, South Gate is gearing up to build two 1.8-million-gallon reservoirs atop an abandoned parking lot. The project is expected to begin early next year and is estimated to cost $3.4 million, nearly all of which will be paid through federal and county funds. Before building can begin, an empty lot off Tweedy Boulevard in the western portion of the city needs environmental mitigation work.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1996
Though their solution remains the same, engineers studying South Gate's crumbling sewer system warn that recent sinkholes and sewage backups could make repairs far more urgent than they expected just a year ago. During five meetings with residents over the next month, city staff members hope to build support for a $10-million municipal bond to pay for repairs to about a third of the 90-mile system.
June 11, 1995 |
An overhaul of the city's main thoroughfare, Firestone Boulevard, is expected to begin by mid-July. On Tuesday, the City Council is expected to approve a $2.9-million construction contract awarded to Sully-Miller Contracting Co. Four miles of the boulevard between Alameda Street and the city's eastern limits will be repaired over 120 days. State and county funds will finance the project.
October 17, 1993 |
The city embarked last week on the first phase of a major street repair program that will fix or replace all 128 miles of the city's streets within 10 years. The $17-million repair program was developed after a yearlong study analyzed the condition of every block of city roads and recommended repairs. The first stage, which began Thursday, is a $700,000 project paid for through state gasoline tax funds that will fix 25% of the city's roads in four weeks.
July 4, 1993 |
The Huntington Park City Council has gone on record against construction of a 171-mile oil pipeline linking Santa Barbara County to refineries in El Segundo and Wilmington because of economic and environmental concerns. The South Gate City Council is expected to consider similar action this month. "There are people like me that are opposed to the pipeline because of environmental concerns," said Huntington Park Mayor Ric V. Loya.
February 7, 1993 |
The city is building a 4-million gallon underground reservoir at South Gate Park to store water from four wells that were closed in 1985 because of contamination by the solvent PCE, or perchloroethylene. Officials said the water, which will be added to the city's supply and used in homes, will be safe for consumption because of a treatment system that will remove virtually all of the contaminant. The project is to be completed by April, 1994.