Jamestown landfill to close

Sukut Construction, Inc. broke ground in July on a $5.9 million project to re-close the Jamestown Landfill.

This closure project is critical for Tuolumne County as they face stiff fines from the state of California if the problem isn’t resolved by the end of the year. Sukut, which has successfully completed more than 50 major landfill projects, including the closure of six sites, has installed more than 40 million square feet of landfill liner.

Sukut will be required to reconfigure grades over 18 acres of the landfill, relocate about 100,000 cubic yards of refuse, and finally reconstruct the liner, drainage layer and soil cover layers for the project. The project will create a soil buttress on one edge, and install surface drainage features as well as new gas wells.