Construction Update for April 22, 2022

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In this issue:

  • Lomitas Lane pipeline installation underway
  • Mendocino Avenue night work underway
  • Chanate Road water main testing/tie-ins continuing into late May
  • Updated overall project schedule

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

Lomitas Lane pipeline installation underway
The installation of sewer pipelines on Lomitas Lane is now underway. The delay in starting this work was due to the recent weather and site condition issues in nearby areas where work had to be completed prior to starting on Lomitas Lane. The Lomitas Lane work is anticipated to be completed by mid-May (depending on weather). Initial work consists of trenching and installing the main pipeline down the center of the street, followed by lateral pipeline installation. The work is starting at the fence and will move toward Lomitas Avenue.

Mendocino Avenue night work underway
Night-time installation of sewer pipeline on a portion of Mendocino Avenue is now underway. This work will continue each night from 9 PM to 6 AM into early May (no night work on Fridays and Saturdays: April 22, 23, 29, 30). 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).

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 9 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 testing/tie-ins continuing into late May
The water main replacement on Chanate Road between Terra Linda Drive and Belvedere Way is underway and is now expected to continue into late May, due to weather conditions. 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.

Reminder: 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 – underway
    • Mendocino Avenue (night work) – underway
  • Repave/resurface roadways which were disrupted during construction – anticipated to begin in May 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.