A $1.5 million sewer project will get under way along Ocean Street in Santa Cruz on Monday and last through May 14.
The multifaceted project includes Ocean Street, from Blaine Street to Graham Hill Road, as well as Blaine, Price, Felker, and part of Hubbard and Washburn streets.
From 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Marina-based Monterey Peninsula Engineering will dig up those streets to replace sewer lines that have been in the ground since 1910 or 1926, said Desiree Douville of the city's Public Works Department.
Work will begin with Ocean Street. Work involves "bursting the existing sewer main pipe from manhole to manhole from Blaine Street to Graham Hill Road," according to a letter sent to area residents.
The lane closest to the median will be closed to traffic, as that's the location of the sewer line. Parking along Ocean will be temporarily halted to maintain two travel lanes.
"Motorists and bicyclists will share the road during construction," the letter said, as the bike lane and parking area will be converted into a traffic lane. And motorists are encouraged to drive slower and should expect delays in the narrow work area on Ocean between Plymouth and Graham Hill Road.
What's more, turning at the intersections of the above streets will be restricted at times during construction hours, but will remain open nights and weekends.
As for work on the side streets, Blaine will see its current 8-inch pipe unearthed and replaced with a 12-inch pipe. At Pryce, Hubbard, Felker and Washburn, crews will replace the old 5-inch pipe with a new 6-inch pipe.
In most cases during the side street work, crews also will replace several sewer laterals from the new sewer main pipe to the sidewalk, and install a new sewer clean-out in the sidewalk for those property owners that have opted to participate in this work.
Project details are available online at oceanstreetsewer.blogspot.com. To view the project area map, go to http://oceanstreetsewer.blogspot.com/p/project-area.html.
For questions, comments and concerns, email Douville at email@example.com or call her at 420-5183. You can also contact Steve Wolfman by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling him at 420-5428.
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