Recent Construction Updates

Project Completed

As of August 19, 2022 The Chanate Sewer Project has been completed, with just a few small finishing and clean-up items to take place over the next week.

Please tell us how we did!

With this major construction project now complete, please take the short “Tell Us How We Did” survey on the City’s website (click on North Trunk Sewer Replacement). You can help us to learn what we did well, and how we can improve our operations for future projects.

A big “thank you” from the Chanate Sewer Project Team to all the residents and motorists who were impacted during this lengthy construction! Your remarkable patience and understanding was an important part of bringing this project to completion – we did it together!

Project Background

Chanate/Mendocino Area Sewer Replacement Project will make major improvements to the North Trunk Sewer Main, a pipeline which collects sewer flows from homes and businesses in the area of Chanate Road and Mendocino Avenue. This project will upgrade and improve performance of the collection system by replacing or relocating sections of aging, inefficient, or inaccessible sewer pipelines, as well as certain water pipelines. Work is taking place on portions of Chanate Road, Mendocino Avenue, Plum Drive, Lomitas Avenue, Lomitas Lane, Strawberry Drive, and certain easements not in roadways (see map below).

Work began in fall 2020 and is scheduled to continue for two years. Please note that this schedule may change in the event of Public Safety Power Shutoffs, extended severe weather conditions, or other circumstances outside the control of the City.

Project Fact Sheet (pdf)

During this significant construction, there will be some unavoidable noise, dust, traffic delays, and changes in on-street parking availability. Please remember that once construction ends, your homes and businesses will have an improved, more reliable, efficient, and durable sewer and water infrastructure.

We apologize for any disruption as this project continues!

Benefits of this project:

  • Reduce the potential for sewer overflows
  • Protect the environment, including Paulin Creek and its riparian habitat
  • Provide improved and safer access for routine pipeline inspection and maintenance
  • Improve water pressure and flows
  • Ensure your homes and businesses can depend on a safe, reliable sewer system, for the long-term

Chanate Road/Mendocino Avenue Sewer Replacement Project
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