Construction Update for June 4, 2021

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In this issue:

    • Sewer work on Lomitas Avenue continuing through 6/8
    • Drill shaft work to impact Strawberry Drive 6/4 – 6/8
    • Pipeline work on private drive off Lomitas Avenue 6/9 – 6/15
    • Temporary water shutoff scheduled for lower Chanate Road 6/14
    • REMINDER: Westbound Chanate Road traffic detoured onto Fountaingrove

* Scheduling information shown is subject to change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances

Sewer work on Lomitas Avenue continuing through June 8

Sewer line work on Lomitas Avenue from Chanate Road to approximately the Paulin Creek Bridge is currently underway and will continue through Tuesday June 8. During this work, there is no through-traffic on Lomitas Avenue. On-site crews are coordinating access for residents on that street.

Drill shaft work to impact Strawberry Drive June 4 – June 8

Workers are drilling a large, very deep vertical shaft within Strawberry Drive starting today (June 4) and continuing through June 8. This work will temporarily impact access of motorists driving into and out of Strawberry Drive. Flaggers will be on-site during this period to accommodate motorists who need to enter/exit that street. Please use extra caution, and allow additional travel time if you will be using Strawberry Drive.

Pipeline work on private drive off Lomitas Avenue June 9 – June 15

Pipeline installation is currently scheduled on the private drive off of Lomitas Avenue between Lomitas Lane and Chanate Road for June 9 through June 15 (note revised end date since last week’s update). Crews will work to minimize disruption, but there will be temporary unavoidable impacts to the properties on that private drive. There will be construction in the drive, as well as around the buildings, with heavy equipment, noise, and dust, and delayed vehicle access – residents on affected properties should consider parking on Lomitas Avenue early on the scheduled work days, for unhindered use of their vehicles. Full access will be available after work hours and on the weekend.

Temporary water shutoff scheduled for lower Chanate Road June 14

As part of the water main work on lower Chanate Road, there will be a temporary shutoff of water service on that street affecting some properties between approximately Mendocino Avenue and Lomitas Avenue, on June 14 (note revised date since last week’s update). This shutoff may last for a half day or more. We apologize for this unavoidable disruption – however, the shutoff of water service is necessary in order to tie-in the new service.

As is the case with any shutoff of water service, affected properties will be directly notified at least 24 hours in advance of the shutoff with a flyer on the front door. Crew members may need to access private property to ensure the proper pressure and other technical aspects of the shutoff and the return of service. Upon return of service there may be some residue when the faucet is first turned on – run the water until it is clear. You may want to remove faucet aerators and clean them of any accumulated residue.

As always, the City very much appreciates the patience and understanding of residents and motorists who are affected by construction on this important project, as we work to improve sewer and water services in your area.

REMINDER: Westbound Chanate Road traffic detoured onto Fountaingrove

The detour of westbound traffic on Chanate Road between Terra Linda Drive and Humboldt Street 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 (click here for a cross section of typical “bore pits” similar to the work on 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 (click here for a map of the detour). During the detour, only one-way travel in the eastbound direction of Chanate Road is 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.

The project team 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 (click here for a map of these access points). Motorists must observe the new stop signs before using those emergency vehicle access points, and then proceed slowly and carefully.