Construction Update for June 11, 2021

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In this issue:

  • Drill shaft work to impact Strawberry Drive earlier than anticipated 6/14 – 6/15
  • Sewer lateral work on Lomitas Avenue continuing through 6/15
  • Lateral pipeline work on private drive off Lomitas Avenue 6/16 – 6/21
  • Temporary water shutoff scheduled for Chanate Road 6/15; Strawberry Drive and Mendocino Avenue 6/17
  • Reminder: Westbound upper Chanate Road detour through September

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

Drill shaft work to impact Strawberry Drive earlier than anticipated June 14 – June 15
Workers are drilling a large, very deep vertical shaft within Strawberry Drive, work which will temporarily impact access of motorists driving into and out of Strawberry Drive from June 14 – 15 (note new dates since last issue). Materials delivery issues have required that this work be performed earlier than previously scheduled – we apologize for the short notice! 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.

Sewer lateral work on Lomitas Avenue continuing through June 15
The sewer line work is continuing on Lomitas Avenue from Chanate Road to approximately the Paulin Creek Bridge, with installation of sewer laterals. This work is anticipated to continue through Tuesday, June 15.

Lateral pipeline work on private drive off Lomitas Avenue June 16 – June 21
The main pipeline installation on the private drive off of Lomitas Avenue between Lomitas Lane and Chanate Road is scheduled to be completed this week. The additional work to install lateral pipelines is scheduled to take place from June 16 through June 21. There will be no vehicle access issues for this stage of work, but residents should expect equipment, noise, and dust.

Temporary water shutoffs: Chanate Road June 15; Strawberry Drive and Mendocino Avenue June 17
As part of the water main work, there will be a temporary shutoff of water service affecting some properties on Chanate Road on June 15, and on Strawberry Drive and Mendocino Avenue on June 17. 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 upper Chanate Road detour through September
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.

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 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 contingency 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 new stop signs, and proceed slowly and carefully through the access points.