Sewer Rehab Projects in Echo Park

Source Department of Public Works

Summer 2010 in Echo Park will be filled with sewer pipe “rehabilitation” as the Department of Public Works repairs or replaces about 3.4 miles of small diameter sewer pipe, some of which are 70 years old. The overall construction could last an entire year.

Glendale Blvd. at the intersection of Scott Blvd. is supposed to have started on June 16, and while we’re not sure what intersection will be next, the Bureau of Engineering report indicates construction will last until June 2011.

Here are the “Quick Facts” provided on the Department of Public Works / LA Sewers website:

  • Construction period: Summer 2010 through summer 2011. Weather or other circumstances could shift the work schedule. Neighbors will be informed as conditions warrant.
  • Construction will generally take place Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and on major streets from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. to minimize traffic impacts.
  • Estimated Cost: $3.8 million.
  • Construction methods include sewer pipe lining (rehabilitates defective sewers without excavation and surface disruption), and sewer pipe removal and replacement (performed by “open cut” or trenching, a method that is typically used where sewers are shallow).
  • In order to minimize disruption in the streets, most of the construction work at each location will be completed in about 5-10 business days.
  • Trucks and other equipment such as pipes will be used during construction, and you may see open trench excavation and debris removal.
  • Dust control will be provided in all project areas.
  • Enclosures or other barriers will be used in construction areas wherever necessary for public safety.
  • Flaggers will be used where traffic is impacted. Traffic will be restored to normal when construction has been completed at the end of each workday.
  • Trash pickup, deliveries, access to businesses and residential driveways will be maintained.
  • Parking may be temporarily restricted in some areas, and signs will be posted in advance telling you where and when.
  • You will be notified 24-48 hours in advance whenever sewer services may be temporarily interrupted.
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