Recent Construction Updates

Construction Update for May 20, 2022

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5/20/2022: Lomitas Ln resurfacing rescheduled for May 23 – June 3; Sunday work in parking lot at 2602 Mendocino Ave; Chanate Rd water main expected to be complete by May 27; Resurfacing coming to... READ MORE

Construction Update for May 13, 2022

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5/13/2022: Road resurfacing to start in mid-May; Lomitas Ln pipeline installation continuing; Sunday work in parking lot at 2602 Mendocino Ave; Chanate Rd water main testing/tie-ins continuing into late May; Updated overall project schedule READ MORE

Update on Project Schedule

The two-year Chanate Sewer Replacement Project is on schedule for completion in summer of 2022. Below is an updated summary of the primary work elements still to be accomplished. As the project moves forward motorists should watch for work crews, equipment, and periodic temporary traffic control. Motorists may experience short delays. Trenches will be plated and roadways fully reopened to traffic at the end of each work day and on weekends.

All schedules are subject to change due to weather or other circumstances

  • Replace water main on Chanate Road between Terra Linda Drive and Belvedere Way – underway
  • Install sewer pipelines on Lomitas Lane – underway
  • Related construction in parking lot at 2602 Mendocino Avenue – 6/5, 6/12
  • Installation of ADA curb ramps, various locations – begins in late May
  • Road surface preparation, concrete work (curbs, gutters, sidewalks), and resurfacing of roadways which were disrupted during construction (tentative schedules – subject to change)
    • Lomitas Avenue: 5/23 – 6/6
    • Lomitas Lane: 5/23 – 6/3
    • Plum Drive: 5/31
    • Strawberry Drive: 6/6 – 6/8
    • Chanate Road: 6/9 – 6/17
  • Abandon the old sewer pipeline (filling with concrete) – expected to start by mid-June (start date regulated by California Department of Fish and Wildlife), with completion expected by early July.

Please exercise additional caution when traveling on Chanate Road and other streets where work is taking place. Watch for crews and equipment, be aware of signage, flaggers, and lane changes. Observe posted speed limits, and never drive faster than is safe for the conditions.

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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