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/
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
September 24, 2021 Update: Construction activities on 7th Street from G Street to I Street have extended beyond the expected end date due to the following reasons:
- The original scope of the project intended only to replace the sewer on 7th Street. Mid-project, City staff decided to replace the water main and water services as well.
- The original scope of the project did not include replacing the storm drain culvert which crosses at H Street, but it was determined that this was the opportune time to address this. This addition caused a five day delay.
- It has been discovered that the newly installed sewer main pipe has sections of sagging, the Contractor is currently addressing this.
Final paving is tentatively scheduled for Monday the 27th, after which the contractor will vacate the jobsite. If you have any questions or would like to discuss this in more detail, please contact Mario Traverso at 707-331-2316.
April 2022 Update: This project is complete. City Council accepted the project completion on April 4, 2022.
Project Location (approximate):
The project will be taking place in areas near McNear Park, please see provided location map for additional details.