Construction Update for April 8, 2022

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In this issue:

  • Lomitas Lane pipeline installation scheduled to start April 14
  • Mendocino Avenue night work scheduled to start April 17
  • Chanate Road water main replacement testing and tie-ins continuing into early May
  • Updated overall project schedule

NOTE All schedules are subject to change due to weather or other circumstances

Lomitas Lane pipeline installation scheduled to start April 14
The installation of sewer pipelines on Lomitas Lane, starting from the fence at the dead-end and moving toward Lomitas Avenue, is scheduled to begin on April 14. Initial work will consist of trenching and installing the main pipeline down the center of the street, which will last for approximately one week, followed by a week or more of lateral pipeline installation. The work is anticipated to be completed by the end of April. Residents have been notified of this work.

Mendocino Avenue night work scheduled to start April 17
Night-time installation of sewer pipeline on a portion of Mendocino Avenue is scheduled to start the evening of Sunday, April 17, continuing each night through the end of April (except Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23). The work will take place on an approximately 500-foot section of Mendocino Avenue between Chanate Road and 2602 Mendocino Avenue (which is north of Chanate Road).

This work is being done at night to minimize traffic disruption. Night work hours are 10 pm – 6 am. During the work there will be changes to lane configurations on Mendocino Avenue from Chanate Road to the north, and potential traffic delays. If driving in the area after 10 pm during the construction period, please use extra caution and watch for signage, equipment, and work crews. Allow extra time to get to and from your destination, and consider using an alternate route if possible.

Residents in the area should anticipate overnight noise from construction equipment, including required safety back-up beepers on some vehicles. Safety lighting in place at the work sites may be visible to some neighbors. Trenches in the street will be covered and lanes returned to their regular configuration during the day, allowing for normal traffic flow.

Chanate Road water main replacement testing and tie-ins continuing into early May
The water main replacement on Chanate Road between Terra Linda Drive and Belvedere Way is underway and will continue into early May. Remaining work will primarily consist of pipeline testing and tie-ins (connecting the new main line to the existing water main, at multiple locations). During the tie-in phase, there will be short periods when water must be shut-off. Affected residents will be notified prior to a water shut-off. Motorists should expect daytime traffic control and minor delays.

Updated overall project schedule
The two-year Chanate Sewer Replacement Project is on schedule for completion in summer of 2022. Below is an updated summary of the primary work elements still to be accomplished. As the project moves forward motorists should watch for work crews, equipment, and periodic temporary traffic control. Motorists may experience short delays. Trenches will be plated and roadways fully reopened to traffic at the end of each work day and on weekends.

All schedules are subject to change due to weather or other circumstances

  • Replace water main on Chanate Road between Terra Linda Drive and Belvedere Way – underway
  • Install sewer pipelines on:
    • Lomitas Lane – scheduled to start April 14
    • Mendocino Avenue (primarily night work) – scheduled to start the night of April 17
  • Repave/resurface roadways which were disrupted during construction – anticipated to begin late April 2022, continuing for approximately one month (final timing dependent on weather and completion of other work)
  • Abandon the old sewer pipeline (filling with concrete) – expected to take place mid-June through mid-July 2022 (start date regulated by California Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Please exercise additional caution when traveling on Chanate Road and other streets where work is taking place. Watch for crews and equipment, be aware of signage, flaggers, and lane changes. Observe posted speed limits, and never drive faster than is safe for the conditions.