**Project Update July 10, 2018 - see below**
Beginning June 25, 2018, and continuing through December 2018, San Juan Water District will be replacing an aged 10-inch diameter steel water pipeline in Douglas Blvd, between the intersections of Auburn Folsom Road and Mooney Road. This project will shut down at least one of the eastbound lanes to traffic at certain times, potentially causing traffic delays. We recommend that drivers visit this website regularly for updates on traffic control, and consider alternate routes or times for travel.
The Douglas Boulevard Pipeline Replacement Project includes the following activities:
- Replacement of an old 10-in steel main, and 23 service connections
- Installation of approximately 4,000 lineal feet of new pipeline, using open trenches or pipe bursting (click here for a video on pipe bursting)
- Work will be done on Douglas Blvd from Auburn Folsom Road to Mooney Drive
Phase 2 consists of installation of pipe along the south side of Douglas Boulevard, from Oak Knoll Drive to Mooney Road. This phase involves trenching along the edge of the pavement, and will involve closure of the eastbound lane and traffic controls during the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM. Phase 2 began on July 9, and is expected to be complete by August 31*.
Phase 1 includes the crossing of the road intersection of Douglas Blvd at Auburn Folsom Road which is a high traffic location, especially during the morning and evening commute hours. Phase 1 began on June 25th, but has been put on temporary hold while a change to the project is being developed, to address unexpected site conditions*.
When construction of Phase 1 begins again, the following map shows the traffic control measures that will be in place Monday-Friday 8:30 am through 3:30 pm:
The project is being constructed in four (4) phases to reduce the water service outage times to our customers. The following graphic provides a visual representation of the project area.
San Juan has set up a project information line at (916) 791-6952, where customers can get up-to-date information on this project.
* Schedule subject to change