It may look like they’re digging out all that dirt to put in a huge swimming pool on the Burnham Strip sandwiched between Highway 1 and Coronado Street in El Granada, but Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) workers are actually completing the installation of a 200,000-gallon passive underground stormwater retention basin to rehabilitate a section of the Granada Force Main pipeline.
The project is considered an essential water quality enhancement to its Wet Weather Flow Management Program. It will control rain runoff from Montara to Half Moon Bay.
The project site is highly visible from Highway 1 across from Surfer's Beach. While most of the project has been contained to the Burnham Strip property, work will now take place on the streets in El Granada.
Contractors will take all reasonable measures to minimize the impact of project activity, said Steve Leonard, SAM general manager, though some inconvenience is unavoidable. Coronado Street, Obispo Road and Highway 1 in El Granada will remain open to traffic during construction. Still, residents should know that a variety of streets will be affected:
Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Street work occurring on Coronado Street at Obispo Road includes trenching and temporary bypass pipe installation to minimize wastewater delivery service interruptions. Motorists should expect periodic one-lane closures and one-way traffic control with flaggers to allow for opposing vehicles to pass, and to accommodate worker safety. All roadway users are asked to be particularly cautious in the area. If possible, motorists should use alternate routes in order to avoid delays.
Monday, October 1, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Concrete sidewalk, curb, and gutter installation along Coronado Street will be done outside of the travel lane to minimize traffic impacts. No lane closures are expected. Motorists should still use caution or use alternate routes in the area.
Thursday, October 4, 8:00 PM – Friday, October 5, 5:00 AM: Pavement replacement work and final paving along Coronado Street is expected to be fully completed during off-peak hours to minimize inconvenience to residents and motorists within the immediate area of the work site. Night hours will accommodate traffic control reducing impacts to commuter traffic. Local contractors Stoloski & Gonzalez will make every effort to minimize noise and to control the extent that necessary lighting emanates from the work site to the surrounding area. Motorists should expect periodic one-lane closures and one-way traffic control with flaggers to allow for opposing vehicles to pass, and to accommodate worker safety. All roadway users are asked to be particularly cautious in the area. If possible, motorists should use alternate routes in order to avoid delays.
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