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McNear Park Sewer & Water Main Replacements

Project Description

The McNear Sewer and Water Main Replacement project consists of upgrading and replacing water and sewer main infrastructure in the area surrounding McNear Park.  The project consists of three distinct types of work being done.  The work includes sewer main and sewer lateral connection replacement, water main upgrade and larger water service installation, and areas where both water main/water services and sewer main replacement with paving.  Refer to the location map for more information on these distinct areas.

For residents in which sewer main replacement work is being done on their sewer lateral connection, the City would like to encourage participation in the sewer lateral grant program to replace their existing sewer lateral.  Having the lateral be replaced in conjunction with the sewer lateral main replacement would be ideal to reduce the impact and costs associated with this work. For more information regarding the sewer lateral grant program, please visit this webpage: https://cityofpetaluma.org/sewer-lateral-replacement-grant/

Traffic Impact

During construction traffic control measures will be in place to manage traffic flow in the area as well as protect the work areas. Parking along the streets may be impacted to ensure traffic flow through the area is maintained. Access to driveways and properties will be preserved at all times throughout the project. The City will make every effort possible to minimize traffic impacts to businesses/residents; however, please plan for some delays in the area and travel carefully through the work zone.

Timeline / Project Status

4/12/2021 – Sewer mainline work will commence on G Street from Kandace Court to 8th Street. Sewer Main work on 7th Street between H Street and G street should commence on the week of April 19th.  Work in any particular area should last up to a week to finalize installation.  Due to the width of the streets in the area, expect parking to be restricted and thru traffic may be impacted.  Please plan accordingly in the coming weeks.

April 8, 2021 Update: Work in the San Carlos area is nearing completion.  The Contractor is beginning staging and utility exploration in the McNear Park Area.  Once a schedule has been determined on which areas will be worked on, the project status will be updated.   In all work areas, traffic and parking may be interrupted to allow for construction activities.  Access to driveways and residences shall be maintained at all times.  No Parking signs may be installed up to 48 hours in advance of working being done in the area, to ensure the contractor has room for their activities.  Some areas will have their water service replaced.  These water service replacements require the water main to be shutdown in order to complete the work.  Individual water services will be interrupted during this time and may be shut off for up to 4 hours. This will occur during the work hours from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Door notices will be placed on residences and businesses affected by this shutdown at least 24 to 48 hours in advance of any water being shut off. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the City at (707) 778-4546 to discuss.

March 16, 2021 Update: The project has been awarded to W.R. Forde Associates from Richmond, CA.  An additional project area has been added to the contract to address some emergency sewer infrastructure needs.  Project work has begun on San Carlos Drive off Madison Avenue. This work is expected to last through mid April.  Once this project work is complete, W.R. Forde will begin operations in the McNear Park Area.

January 2021 Update: Project bids were received on Thursday, January 28, 2021. The project is anticipated to be awarded to the low bidder at Council on Monday, February 22, 2021. Construction activities are expected to commence in the Spring of 2021.

October 2020 Update: To date, City staff as well as their contractors have performed in field surveys, obtained measurements, performed studies and drilled borings to collect information for design purposes.  City staff has delivered letters to impacted residents notifying of design efforts and provided contact with City for inquiries.  An additional letter will be issued once design is complete, and the project has been bid and awarded notifying residents of further steps in the construction process.


Project Location (approximate):

The project will be taking place in areas near McNear Park, please see provided location map for additional details.

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