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Sand Section Sewer Construction Ahead of Schedule

Aug 31, 2016 01:38PM ● By Liz Spear

All "major" items of work are completed on a sewer main rehabilitation project in Manhattan Beach's Sand Section, according to Gilbert Gamboa, project supervisor with the City of Manhattan Beach, and the project should end one month ahead of schedule.

The major items that have been completed include construction of a new sewer mainline, service reconnections, and pavement restoration efforts, said Senior Civil Engineer Gamboa. 

The project's original dates included an April beginning and completion by the end of October. Four or so Sand Section streets were affected -- 3rd, 4th, and 7th streets and Ingleside Drive in addition to Crest and Valley drives, and 5th and 6th streets. 

The project consists of replacing deteriorated sewer mainlines and increasing pipe size, which will reduce maintenance and potential sewage backups, according to the city website. 

"In addition, the new sewer mainline will be constructed in the roadway or walkway street in order to reduce the potential for future excavation within the encroachment area. The proposed construction will primarily consist of the installation of new sewer manholes and mainline pipe, reconnection of existing house service laterals and restoration of existing surface improvements. The existing (old) sewer main will be abandoned in place."

The remaining work on the project includes the remedy of any defective work, restoration of any traffic striping and/or markings affected by the completed sewer trench work, equipment and construction sign removal, and similar items.

Presently, Gamboa says the 7th Street intersection at Ingleside Drive will have "some re-work done to remedy some defective concrete sidewalk pavement." He expects that to "take a few days at most to remove and replace." 

He also said that any necessary work in September could affect any of the following roadways: 3rd, 4th, and 7th Streets and Ingleside Drive.

Contractor Miramontes  Construction  Company is allowed to work on the project weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to the city website. Travelers and residents can expect "No parking" signs, detours, and road closures to be posted 72 hours prior to the start of work at any location.

The city's Department of Public Works welcomes inquiries about the project. Contact Gilbert Gamboa at (310) 802-5356.

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