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 between University Avenue and Washington Street.
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 Sunday night, September 27, 2015 at 8 p.m. The crews will continue to replace the existing water main on Fifth Avenue between University Avenue and Washington Street. Remaining work in this area will include installing individual service lines from the water main to each property as well as street paving. 
The implementation of this work requires a temporary closure of northbound (NB) Fifth Avenue between University Avenue and Washington Street. See map below for construction work zone and closure area. Only one NB lane will remain open. Parking on this section of Fifth Avenue will be prohibited; pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.
The street will remain partially closed until the task at this locations is completed. We anticipate completion by 8 a.m. on Friday, October 2, with additional, less restrictive work continuing through October 2015.
Robinson Avenue at Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Avenues
In preparation for the upcoming work to replace the water main on Robinson Avenue, the contractor will implement temporary closures on Robinson Avenue at the intersections of the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Avenues on Tuesday  night, September 29, 2015for one night only. See map below for construction work zone/closed intersections and detours. Remaining work on Robinson Avenue will resume on Sunday night, October 4, 2015 at 9 p.m. Additional information about this work will be sent out.
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: 


  • 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.  
Sunday through Thursday nights, from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.
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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