Construction Update for June 25, 2021

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In this issue:

  • Sewer lateral pipeline work on private drive off Lomitas Avenue wrapping up by 6/29 (new end date)
  • Attention Terra Linda Drive and Andy Way areas residents/motorists: driving through emergency vehicle access points
  • Reminder: Westbound upper Chanate Road detour through September

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

Lateral pipeline work on private drive off Lomitas Avenue wrapping up by June 29
Sewer lateral pipeline installation on the private drive off of Lomitas Avenue between Lomitas Lane and Chanate Road is underway and scheduled to be completed June 29 (note new date since last issue). There may be minor access issues for vehicles during this stage of work, and residents should expect equipment, noise, and dust.

Attention Terra Linda Drive and Andy Way areas residents/motorists
To help facilitate traffic flow during the westbound Chanate Road detour, two emergency vehicle access (EVA) points are open for the duration of the detour:

  • The gate between Terra Linda Drive and Lake Park Drive is open for local northbound Terra Linda Drive traffic only.
  • The bollards have been removed between Andy Way and Baldwin Way for local northbound Andy Way traffic only.

Click here for a map of these access points.

The City has received multiple reports of cars speeding through those two EVA points, and instances of vehicles going in the wrong direction. It is probable that those motorists using the EVAs are local residents.

Motorists must observe the new stop signs before proceeding slowly and carefully through these EVA points, and may do so in the northbound direction only. A new stop sign has also been placed where the access from Terra Linda Drive intersects with Lake Park Drive. Increased Santa Rosa Police presence may be seen in the vicinity of those two EVA points.

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.

In coordination with the City’s Fire, Police, and Public Works departments, the project team has prepared contingency plans to facilitate emergency situations. 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. Temporary traffic signal lights will be used only in the event of an urgent public safety issue requiring westbound traffic movement on Chanate Road. 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. 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation!