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Street and sewer repair projects to begin Monday

Submitted by on 1, July 30, 2009 – 5:50 amOne Comment

16Contractors are slated to begin some street and sewer repair projects around the Island this Monday, August 3. Construction will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and is expected to last through October.

The work could cause minor traffic disruptions, some increased noise and dust. It will also cause temporary parking loss, including the loss of stopping and all on-street parking on Central Avenue between Third and Lincoln, for three weeks of August.

The work will take place in the following locations, per the city’s website:

  • Central Avenue, Webster Street to Third Street
    Pavement rehabilitation only.
  • Central Avenue, Third Street to Lincoln Avenue
    Sewer replacement in the northeast sidewalk, lime treatment of the entire street subbase, and pavement replacement.
  • Central Avenue, Lincoln Avenue to Pacific Avenue
    Pavement rehabilitation only.
  • Fernside Boulevard, Thompson Avenue to High Street
    Sewer replacement in the street.

Pavement rehabilitation for Fernside Boulevard is expected to start in the summer of 2010.

The work is being paid for with federal stimulus money, Measure B sales tax cash, the city’s sewer enterprise fund and a grant from the California Integrated Waste Management Board (for using recycled tires in the pavement).

For more information, call the Public Works Department at 749-5840.

One Comment »

  • Mark Irons says:

    Sewer replacement started last year in smaller residential streets. They use a pneumatic ram to slowly push a new plastic pipe along the path of the old clay pipe. The same system is used for the smaller laterals to individual buildings. Sometimes there is a problem when the existing lines have been reconfigured and the ram drives the new pipe along the path of an abandoned lateral or in our case there was an odd branch to the lateral which was missed and not connected until there is a problem indicated when a line backs up.

    I had a problem on a weekend and pumped water into the line from the house under pressure and it bubbled up in my lawn near the new lateral which told me they had not connected the branch line. The kitchen sink line was down for 36 hours. There was one other similar problem on our block that I'm aware of.

    This is not a complaint about faulty work, it is a warning of potential snags when this otherwise efficient and rather cool method of laying new sewer is employed. People should just be prepared to monitor their service for problems as the work is being done. Our line did not show signs of problems for a few days.

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