Sewer project expected to cause traffic delays

ESCONDIDO — Construction on the city’s Southwest Sewer Replacement project will begin soon, with completion expected by March 24, 2017.

An exact start date is unknown, although Director of Community Relations Joyce Masterson said crews “will mobilize on the site in a few weeks.”

This project consists of replacing three lift stations with a singular gravity pipeline to convey flow to lift station No. 1.

Work includes the installation of 8- and 12-inch sewer pipelines and several manholes over the three-mile work area.

The project extends from sewer lift station No.6 south of Felicita Road to Via Rancho Parkway, then continuing southeast to Sewer Lift Station No. 1.

Motorists and cyclists should expect heavy delays — due to single lane travel — along Felicita Road (between Hamilton Lane and Via Rancho Parkway) and along Via Rancho Parkway (between Felicita Road and Interstate 15).

There will be occasional road closures along these routes to ensure public and construction crew safety. Residents in those areas should anticipate construction noise during the work hours, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Work hours may be extended for the underground contractor and also may include some Saturday work.

However, the contractor will make every effort to accommodate residents by keeping their driveways accessible and minimizing construction and environmental impacts, according to a press release from the city.

Motorists should observe all warning signs — including “no parking” signs — and slow down while driving through the construction zone. Felicita Park should remain open during regularly scheduled times (unless the Park staff suggest otherwise).

Persons with questions or comments may contact Bill Janda, NV5 Construction manager & resident engineer at (760) 650-6477, Mark Lewis, city of Escondido field engineering inspector II, at (760) 807-1121 or the construction contractor, CCL Contracting, Inc. at                (760) 743-2254.

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