**Project Update October 30, 2018 - see below**
Beginning June 25, 2018, and continuing through January 2019, 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 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; however, it was put on hold while a revision to the project was evaluated and designed to address unexpected site conditions. Phase 1 restarted on September 10th with the completion of a pipeline insertion crossing of Auburn Folsom Road. The westerly portion of the work on Phase 1 is planned to be completed by the end of November because this pipe bursting task will be done concurrently with the pipe bursting work being done with Phase 4.
During the construction of Phase 1, the following figure shows the traffic control measures that will be in place Monday-Friday 8:30 am through 3:30 pm. For additional information related to Phase 1, please reference the information sheet link provided on the right side of this webpage.
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 pipeline installation is now complete with the exception of paving*. For additional information related to Phase 2, please reference the information sheet link provided on the right side of this webpage.
Phase 3 is the section of the pipeline project which is located between Auburn Folsom Road and Partee Court. Work on Phase 3 began at the end of August and was completed on October 30*. For additional information related to Phase 3, please reference the information sheet link provided on the right side of this webpage.
Phase 4 is the section of the pipeline project which is located between Partee Court and Oak Knoll Drive. Phase 4 will begin in November after Phases 1, 2 and 3 are completed, and is expected to be complete by the end of January 2019. For additional information related to Phase 4, please reference the information sheet link provided on the right side of this webpage.
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.
* As with most construction projects the schedule will need to be revised as work progresses due to unforeseen conditions. In order to save the cost of contractor mobilization, paving is not planned to be started until the end of construction for the entire project; however, if weather conditions, such as rain or cold temperatures, will not allow paving to be done, then the paving task may need to be delayed until Spring 2019. This webpage is intended to keep our customers and other interested parties as up to date as possible however, we request that you bear with us as the construction scheduling may occasionally need to be changed with a website update to follow.