Construction on the Reach 1 Pipeline Replacement Project between Forest Meadows and Avery will resume on Monday March 2. For a detailed project overview & construction update, click here. For the three-week construction schedule, click here. Project info: CCWD is replacing about 5 miles of water transmission pipeline between Avery and Forest Meadows. Construction began…
CCWD is replacing about 5 miles of water transmission pipeline between Avery and Forest Meadows. Construction began on July 8, 2019, and will continue through fall 2020. The project is necessary to replace aging infrastructure that is failing and to increase fire flows and hydrants along Highway 4. The project is expected to cost $7.5 million and the funds are coming from the District’s Water Capital Renovation and Replacement Fund.
Construction Update: March
On weekdays, one-way traffic control may start as early as 6 a.m. and ends no later than 6 p.m. (3 p.m. on Fridays)
Crews mobilized on Monday March 2. They took delivery of water pipes have them stored on the turnouts along Highway 4. Staging areas will be set up along the highway in turnouts and crews will begin installing sections of bypass piping. Shoulder closures are expected, but no lane closures at this point in the project. Work is only taking place when weather is good.
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The project will replace an existing 8-inch steel water transmission pipeline installed in 1965. The pipeline is being replaced due to its poor condition and a series of failures and repairs. The new pipeline will consist of 23,000 feet of new, 12-inch pipeline and 1,300 feet of new, 8-inch diameter ductile iron water main pipeline, including pressure reducing stations, fire hydrants and air-release valves.
The alignment starts at Hunter Dam Road near Avery, continues westward along Highway 4 through Hathaway Pines and Red Apple Ranch and ends 6,300 feet west of the entrance to Forest Meadows. Other than an 1,100-ft section on U.S. Forest Service property near Hunter Dam Road, the alignment is in Caltrans right-of-way along Highway 4. Both existing and new pipelines are located primarily past edge of pavement within the south side of the right-of-way, along with an existing buried high voltage electrical line.
Given its age, poor condition and high pressure (250-psi), caution must be taken when excavating or working in close proximity to the existing active pipeline. The work will be sequenced to keep the existing pipeline operational and install the new pipeline without causing service interruptions to customers and to safeguard public health and bacteriological sterility in the water system. For portions of the alignment, the contractor must provide temporary bypass piping to maintain continuous water service in order to remove the existing steel line from the trench and then install the new pipeline. The contractor’s work is subject to encroachment permits, traffic control requirements, environmental mitigation, and numerous other permit conditions that must be performed by the Contractor during the course of work.
- CEQA — CalTrans Permit — Geotech Report — Planholder List – 02-25-2019 — Project Drawings — Project Manual — Stormwater Drawings
Addendum #1 — Addendum #2 — Addendum #3 — Addendum #4 — 401 Water Quality Certification — 404 Permit (USACE) — Section 1600 permit CDF&W — Biological Resources Report — Bid Abstract — Bid Summary — Notice of Award — Notice To Proceed