Construction Update for May 21, 2021

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In this issue:

  • Detour of westbound Chanate Road traffic now implemented
  • Sewer work on Lomitas Avenue 5/26 – 6/3
  • Pipeline work on private drive off Lomitas Avenue 6/4 – 6/10

* Please note that all scheduling information shown is subject to change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances

Detour of westbound Chanate Road traffic now implemented

The detour of westbound traffic on Chanate Road between Terra Linda Drive and Humboldt Street began on Monday, May 17 and will be in effect into September, 2021. This detour, which also applies to bicyclists, is necessary to allow for installation of a large sewer pipeline under Chanate Road. When possible, motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians should avoid the general area of construction throughout the project period.

Westbound traffic on Chanate Road has been detoured north onto Parker Hill Road to Stagecoach Road, then southwest onto Fountaingrove Parkway, continuing to Bicentennial Way/Mendocino Avenue (see map below).

During the detour, only one-way travel in the eastbound direction of Chanate Road will be available. Pedestrian access is maintained on the north side of Chanate Road. Motorists on eastbound Chanate Road are urged to use extra caution. All traffic control signs and measures must be observed. Watch for flaggers and intermittent, short traffic delays near the construction locations. When using the detour route, please allow plenty of extra travel time.

During the work, residents on Chanate Road in the vicinity of the construction should expect noise, dust, trucks, and equipment.


Chanate Sewer Project Detour, May 17 - September 2021
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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, in coordination with the City’s Fire, Police, and Public Works departments. If an evacuation is called for, construction on the project will be halted and, if necessary, the travel direction on Chanate Road (eastbound only during the detour) will be reversed to provide westbound-only movement for travel out of the area. Please review the City’s Know Your Ways Out web page and neighborhood travel route maps.

As part of the contingency plan, the emergency vehicle access gate between Terra Linda Drive and Lake Park Drive is now open for local northbound Terra Linda Drive traffic only. Additionally, the bollards have been 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 (see map below).

Chanate Road Closure
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Sewer work on Lomitas Avenue May 26 – June 3

Sewer line work on Lomitas Avenue from Chanate Road to approximately the Paulin Creek Bridge is currently scheduled to begin on Wednesday May 26 and continue through Thursday June 3 (note revised dates since last week’s update) . 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 June 4 – June 10

Pipeline installation is currently scheduled on the private drive off of Lomitas Avenue between Lomitas Lane and Chanate Road for June 4 through June 10 (note revised dates since last week’s update). This work will primarily impact the 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 work hours and on the weekend. Residents should consider parking on Lomitas Avenue early on the scheduled work days, for unhindered use of their vehicles.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation!