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.
September 7, 2021 Update: Installation of water services on 7th and H Streets have been completed and final tie-in connections for the new water main to the existing distribution system should be completed this week. Paving on 11th and G Streets around McNear Park will begin this week. Areas where both water main and sewer main replacement has occurred will receive new pavement as all City Utilities will have been replaced. This includes 11th Street between F and G Streets, G Street from 11th towards the McNear Tennis Courts, H Street from 7th to 8th Streets and 7th Street from G Street to I Street. Areas where only the sewer or water main were replaced will receive refreshed pavement with a slurry seal coating. This includes G Street from Sunnyslope to 11th St, 7th Street from E to F Street, F Street from Sunnyslope to 9th Street, and Brookside Ct. Prior to paving work, notices will be put up showing no parking to allow for grinding and paving operations to commence. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the project manager.
August 23, 2021 Update: Water services and sewer lateral installation is ongoing and nearing completion. Work on 7th Street and H Street has been ongoing. ADA ramp and sidewalk/curb and gutter work is commencing around McNear Park and on 7th and H Streets. Demolition of existing sidewalk to facilitate installation of the new ADA ramps and sidewalk will be happening this week. Detours for pedestrian traffic should be in place. Once all work is complete, paving will commence to complete the project. We appreciate your patience with our project.
July 19, 2021 Update: The water main installation portion of the project around McNear Park has been completed and passed testing. The Contractor has also completed some sewer lateral replacement along G Street and 12th Street. The water service replacement portion of the project around McNear Park will commence starting this week. The contractor will begin installation of the new water services from the new water main to the residential water meter boxes within the sidewalk or planter areas. The new water services are larger in size to accommodate fire sprinkler flows and will require a larger meter box. Areas in front of properties may be affected to accommodate the new meter box size. All disturbed areas will be brought back to existing conditions. After the water services have been installed, the contractor will begin operations to connect the new water services to residential water meters. During this effort, the water services to properties will be turned off for up to four hours. The contractor will deliver door notices 24 to 48 hours in advance of this water shutoff. If you have any questions or concerns with this operation or require special accommodation, please contact the City Project Manager, Dan Herrera.
July 9, 2021 Update: Work in the area of G Street, 11th Street, and F Street has restarted after a brief hiatus due to emergency work the contractor needed to perform. Water main is being installed along the gutter pan on G Street from 11th Street to Sunnyslope Avenue. This work requires the removal of the curb and gutter to facilitate the work. The curb and gutter will be replaced and disturbed areas restored once the work is complete and tested. Once the new water mains have been tested and approved, tie-ins to the existing water mains will commence and water service and sewer lateral replacement will occur soon thereafter. Work is expected to last in this area into August. During water service installation, water service will be interrupted. Residents will be notified 24-48 hours in advance via door hangers.
June 7, 2021 Update: The sewer main work around F Street, G Street, and 11th Street have been completed. Work on Brookside Court and Sunnyslope Road has begun. Sewer main work should be completed within two weeks in the area and on the school campus. Water main and water service work will begin in the pertinent areas once the sewer main work is complete. Once water main and service work begins, water service may be interrupted. Door notices will be sent out 24-48 hours in advance of the potential shutdowns.
May 14, 2021 Update: We are replacing the sewer main on F Street at 8th Street and working towards 9th Street. The area will be closed to through traffic in all directions. Detours will be set up at D Street, 6th Street, 11th Street, and G Street. The roads will be closed to through traffic, but there will be access to residents and emergency personnel.
May 7, 2021 Update: Sewer Main work has begun on 7th Street Between E and F Streets. Work will include new sewer main installation and sewer lateral to properties for future use. Work in this area should be completed within a week. The week of May 10th, work on 7th Street between I and G Streets, as well as H Street between 8th and 7th Streets will continue on the water system. Work on 6th Street at I Street will also commence to replace the water services and water main in that area. Work in this area will continue to complete sewer laterals after the water main and services have been installed, with finished pavement to be done after all utilities are installed.
April 26, 2021 Update: Work is continuing on 7th Street between G and I Streets and H Street between 7th and 8th Streets. When evaluating conditions of City infrastructure, it was determined that the water main on 7th Street between G Street and I Street should be replaced, including new water services to the new water main. It was also determined that the pavement condition required rehabilitation. In conjunction with the pavement work, the City will be replacing sewer laterals form the main to the curb line to ensure pavement will be preserved. If you have any questions please contact the project manager, Dan Herrera.
April 12, 2021 Update: 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.