Sewer repair coming to Coast Boulevard; parking prohibited
• Construction hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Construction is anticipated to be completed in April 2015 on the (combined) over $6 million projects.
By Ashley Mackin
The City of San Diego Public Works department announced that Sewer and Water Group Job 820 is underway, and will temporarily prohibit parking on impacted segments – including Coast Boulevard for at least six weeks – while work is being done.
Work has already started on Park Row near Exchange Place. The next segment will be along Coast Boulevard from Prospect Place to Scripps Park.
There are two project components, sewer repair and water repair (starting with the sewer repair), which will bring the existing sewer up to modern standards, replace approximately 1.3 miles of deteriorated sewer main and rehabilitating approximately a third of a mile of collective, existing sewer mains.
Scott Robinson, Public Information Officer for the Department of Public Works, said, “Currently, the contractor is installing sewer service lines on Park Row and is planning to move to Coast Boulevard this week. After this work is complete, work will continue on to Ivanhoe Avenue and Prospect Place.
“Work on Coast Boulevard should take approximately six to eight weeks, as work will be conducted using open cut trenching. Once this work is complete, work to rehabilitate the sewer mains is anticipated to take four weeks.”
Construction work on Ivanhoe Avenue is anticipated to take approximately four weeks.
The water portion of the project will start immediately after installation of the sewer mains. There is no water work planned for Coast Boulevard. The water portion will replace approximately half a mile of cast iron water mains with new PVC pipe, including replacement of water service lines connecting residences and businesses to the new water main in the street.
Regarding the effect on parking for heavily trafficked areas such as the Cove, Robinson said, “While all efforts will be taken to minimize impacts to the residents and businesses in the community, parking on Coast Boulevard, Ivanhoe Avenue and Exchange Place will be impacted during construction hours only to facilitate construction activities. The contractor, TC Construction, is aware of the sensitivity related to parking and is working to minimize its footprint while performing the work. We ask that the public observe the temporary No Parking signs.”
Robinson also explained that construction for both projects is anticipated to be complete in April 2015. Construction hours and days are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Because the project falls under the summer moratorium guidelines, there won’t be any work on this project west of Torrey Pines Road between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Construction will also not take place during the Holiday Moratorium — from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day — on the applicable areas Prospect Place and Ivanhoe Avenue.
The project also includes resurfacing streets impacted by construction activities and installing approximately 40 new curb ramps that will improve mobility access for people with physical disabilities.
To keep updated about the project, those interested can subscribe to receive email updates by submitting an email address and selecting “Project Updates – Sewer and Water Group Job 820” at the following site: www.SanDiego.gov/cip/index.shtml
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