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O’Dell Engineering Secures Encroachment Permits for Sewer Pipeline in 70 Days

O’Dell Engineering recently completed the design of a 42 inch sanitary sewer main from Mitchell Road to Moffett Road in the City of Ceres. The project required a 350 foot long horizontal shaft to be drilled under Highway 99 and the Union Pacific Railroad. O’Dell Engineering worked with Caltrans and UPRR to obtain approval for […]

O’Dell Engineering Now Offering Dry Utility Design Services

O’Dell Engineering is now providing full dry utility design services, including complete Gas and Electric system design, joint utility trench design and coordination, and Rule 20 facility relocations. The utility design team is led by Dennis Wann, PLS.  Mr. Wann has managed over 250 utility design projects through California and Nevada and has extensive experience […]

O’Dell Engineering Survey Team Completes Utility Site Walk in Gilroy, California

The O’Dell Engineering Survey Team has just completed a utility site walk for the Gilroy Water Mains Survey. As part of the utility site walk the survey team identified and took photos of utility features along Highway 152 and Swanston Avenue in the City of Gilroy. The type of utility features identified included water meter […]

Riverbank Mayor Addresses Land Development in State of the City Speech

On Friday, February 14, 2014 the Modesto Bee Newspaper reported that Riverbank Mayor Richard O’Brien addressed land development issues in his recent “State of the City” speech. According to the article, the mayor mentioned the following specific land development issues: 1)      Expansion of the Crossroads Shopping Center to the east side of Oakdale Road. 2)      […]

Central Stockton Housing Project to Serve Elderly Approved

On Friday, February 14, 2014 the City of Stockton Planning Commission approved a project to build 82 living units for elderly residents in Central Stockton. The project is located on Rosemarie Lane near Stagg High School. According to the article, the City Council recently voted to lend $766,000 to help the developer of the project […]

San Joaquin Housing Affordability Falls

On Thursday, February 20, 2014 the Stockton Record Newspaper reported that housing affordability dropped in San Joaquin County in the first part of 2014. According to the article, the average monthly house payment was up 38%.  The article quotes Darn Blomquist, Vice President of RealtyTrac. He said: “The takeaway for someone in San Joaquin County […]

Assemblywoman Susan Eggman Introduces Bill to Save Farmland

On Monday, February 24, 2014 the Stockton Record Newspaper reported that California Assemblywoman Susan Eggman had introduced a new legislative bill to help save Central Valley Farmland. AB1961 is entitled “The Farmland Strategy Act”. It requires that California Counties with large farmland resources to inventory their agricultural lands, describe their goals to preserve farmland, and […]

Gallo Workplace Project Receives Rezoning Approval from Stanislaus County

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 the Modesto Bee Newspaper reported that Gallo Winery had received approval to rezone about 5 acres of land in Modesto from residential land use to industrial land use. The land is currently occupied by homes and vacant lots on the south side of Yosemite Boulevard and the west side of […]