Construction Update for May 14, 2021

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May 13 Virtual Community Meeting/Project UpdateThank you for attending the May 13 Virtual Community Meeting/Project Update

Many thanks to everyone who attended the May 13 Virtual Community Meeting/Project Update. You can review the presentation slides here, and see a video replay of the meeting here.


Detour of Westbound Chanate Road, May 17 – September 2021

Westbound traffic on Chanate Road between Terra Linda Drive and Humboldt Street will be detoured starting on Monday, May 17 and continuing into September, 2021. This detour is being implemented to allow for installation of a large sewer pipeline under Chanate Road. The westbound closure of that section of Chanate Road also applies to bicyclists. When possible, motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians should avoid the general area of construction throughout the project.

Westbound traffic on Chanate Road will be detoured north onto Parker Hill Road to Stagecoach Road, then southwest onto Fountaingrove Parkway, continuing to Bicentennial Way/Mendocino Avenue (see map below). For your safety, all traffic control signs and measures must be observed. During the detour, one-way travel in the eastbound direction of Chanate Road will remain open. Pedestrians access will be maintained on the north side of Chanate Road throughout the detour period.

Please note that during the first week of the detour – from May 17 to May 21 – City crews will also be working on weed abatement maintenance along Fountaingrove Parkway which may impact travel times during the detour. Please give yourself plenty of extra travel time as you navigate the detour.

The City of Santa Rosa understands that this detour may cause an inconvenience to many – however, it is necessary for the safety of the public and the construction crews during this substantial work. The detour schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Chanate Sewer Project Detour, May 17 - September 2021
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Wildfire Season/Emergency Evacuation – Detour Contingency 

The City of Santa Rosa has declared May 17 as the start of wildfire season. The community can be assured that the project team has considered the impacts of the detour in the event of a fire or other emergency, and has prepared plans to facilitate emergency evacuations if necessary. These plans are being coordinated with the City’s Fire, Police, and Public Works departments.

If an evacuation is called for, construction on the project will be halted. If necessary, the travel direction on Chanate Road (eastbound only during the detour) will be reversed, providing for westbound-only movement on Chanate Road for travel out of the area. Community members are encouraged to review the City’s Know Your Ways Out web page and neighborhood travel route maps, which will remain valid if the westbound Chanate Road emergency evacuation plan is implemented.

As part of the contingencies for emergencies, once the May 17 detour is implemented, the emergency vehicle access gate between Terra Linda Drive and Lake Park Drive will be open for local northbound Terra Linda Drive traffic only. In addition, the bollards will be removed between Andy Way and Baldwin Way for local northbound Andy Way traffic only. These measures will remain in place for the duration of the detour.

Sewer Work on Lomitas Avenue May 18 – May 25

Sewer line work is scheduled for Tuesday, May 18 – Tuesday, May 25 (note date changes from previous update) on Lomitas Avenue from Chanate Road to approximately the Paulin Creek Bridge. During this work, there will be no through-traffic on Lomitas Avenue. On-site crews will coordinate access for residents on that street.

Pipeline Work on Private Drive Off Lomitas Avenue May 26 – June 2

Pipeline installation is scheduled on the private drive off of Lomitas Avenue between Lomitas Lane and Chanate Road, for May 26 through June 2 (note date changes from previous update). This work will primarily impact the residents on that driveway with addresses 2841 through 2863 (excluding 2850). There will be delayed access for the residents there as the pipeline installation will be taking place in the middle of the driveway. Crews will work to minimize the disruption, and full access will be available after hours and on the weekend. Residents should consider parking on Lomitas Avenue early on the scheduled work days, for unhindered use of their vehicles.

Single Lane Traffic Control on Upper Chanate Road May 7 – May 13

Single lane traffic control is being implemented on Chanate Road from Humboldt Street to approximately 2755 Chanate Road (about 200 feet west of Terra Linda Drive), to allow for sewer line installation. This traffic control will be in place starting today (May 7) and continuing through Thursday, May 13, from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Flaggers will be stationed on site to coordinate the safe movement of each direction of traffic through the traffic control area. Please be aware of all signage, follow direction of flaggers, and use extra caution. Expect traffic delays – consider an alternate route if possible.

Sewer Work on Lomitas Avenue May 17 – May 20

Sewer line work is scheduled for Monday, May 17 – Thursday, May 20 on Lomitas Avenue from Chanate Road to approximately the Paulin Creek Bridge. During this work, there will be no through-traffic on Lomitas Avenue. On-site crews will coordinate access for residents on that street.

Pipeline Work on Private Drive Off Lomitas Avenue May 21 – May 28

Pipeline installation is scheduled on the private drive off of Lomitas Avenue between Lomitas Lane and Chanate Road, for May 21 through May 28. This work will primarily impact the residents on that driveway from 2841 through 2863 Lomitas Avenue (excluding 2850). There will be delayed access for the residents there as the pipeline installation will be taking place in the middle of the driveway. Crews will work to minimize the disruption, and full access will be available after hours and on the weekend. Residents should consider parking on Lomitas Avenue early on the scheduled work days, for unhindered use of their vehicles.

For information about the Chanate Sewer Project, and to sign up for weekly emails to ensure you are getting up-to-date project information, visit the Project web page at ChanateSewerProject.com. Please share this information with others.

If you have questions or concerns, please call the Project hotline at (707) 385-1239.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation!