University Avenue Pipeline Replacement Project
Dear Stakeholder,   
      You are subscribed to receive construction updates on the University Avenue Pipeline Replacement Project. This project will take place in the Mission Hills, Uptown, Hillcrest, University Heights and North Park areas of San Diego, with work occurring in phases at particular locations along the alignment of the project.
Fifth Avenue at Robinson and University Avenues
As a part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project to replace the water mains servicing your community, construction in this area will begin on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 9 p.m.
The work to replace the existing water main will require the crews to conduct connection tie-ins on Fifth Avenue at the corners of Robinson and University Avenues. This will allow for the current pipe system to remain in service until the new pipe is installed.
The implementation of this work requires a temporary closure of northbound (NB) Fifth Avenue between Robinson and University Avenues (including these intersections). See map below for construction work zone, closure area and detours. Only one NB lane will remain open for emergency vehicles; pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. The street will remain closed until the tasks at these locations are completed. We anticipate completion by 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, 2015.
In an effort to expedite the work, rotating crews will work through the weekend during the day and night.
Remaining work in this area entails installing the individual service lines from the water main to each property as well as street paving. This work will take about a week and it'll be uninterrupted day and night work. We anticipate to have the street re-open on Friday, September 25, 2015 (the intersections mentioned above will open upon the completion of the weekend work). One northbound lane on Fifth Avenue will remain open (the lane closest to the west curbline) through September 25th. Parking will not be available during this work.
Thank you for your patience and understanding while work progresses on this project. Every provision will be taken to quickly and efficiently complete the work.
During construction, anticipate temporary inconveniences. Please exercise caution in the work zone and note that: 
  • Road closures, detours and restricted access will occur between 8 p.m. & 6 p.m. (during the weekend) and 7 a.m. & 7 a.m. (during the weekdays);
  • There may be temporary traffic rerouting and limited access within the immediate work zone;
  • Staged pipe, fittings, equipment and storage containers will be located along the work zone;
  • When required, temporary "No Parking" signs will be posted 48 hours before construction activities start; and
  • Vehicles parked in violation of signs will be towed.  
HOURS AND DAYS OF OPERATION (continuous day and night activities)
Weekend work: Friday night through Sunday afternoon, from 9 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Weekdays work: Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 a.m. (24/7)
Yellow "No Parking" signs will be used for night work.
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Orange "No Parking" signs will be used for day work.
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White "No Parking" signs will be used for day and night work.
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This Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project will replace about four miles of old, deteriorating, cast iron water mains with new Polyvinyl-Chloride (PVC) pipes. PVC pipes offer improved service reliability and a longer service life. Improvements also include new valves, fire hydrants and installation of curb ramps that facilitate access for persons with disabilities. In addition, streets that have been excavated as part of this work will be slurry sealed as phases are completed. Any areas of vegetation or landscaping that are affected will be replaced. Construction of this infrastructure  project is expected to last about three years.    

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