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Avenida De La Playa Infrastructure Replacement Project &
Sewer and Water Group 809



The City is going to try and finish this project by end of March 2016.  Currently when Valecitos and Camino Del Oro intersection is finished they will be moving North up Camino Del Oro.


Thank your for your patience and understanding. 


Every provision will be taken to quickly and efficiently complete the work. We will do our best to minimize any further inconveniences and we thank you for your understanding.

  

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September 5, 2014 Update:
Beginning Sunday, September 7, work will begin at 1869 North Torrey Pines Road. This work includes the digging of a pit and archaeological exploration. Due to the traffic conditions, the work will take place at night and into the morning. All residents within a 500 foot radius of the work have been notified. The work will only take place Sunday through Thursday nights from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. and will be completed on September 21. 
  

Replacement of the culvert boxes, water and sewer mains will resume on Monday, September 8. In order to block the area for construction, fencing will be installed from 98 feet west of Camino Del Sol to just west of the Calle De La Plata intersection.   Vehicle traffic will be rerouted and pedestrians will have access to the sidewalk on the north side of Avenida De La Playa.  

 

The City's traffic control regulations require that "No Parking" signs be posted 48 hours ahead of establishing a "No Parking" zone.  Those signs are now in place and towing will be enforced beginning Sept. 8.  Construction hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Replacement of the existing water main on Paseo Del Ocaso from El Paseo Grande to Avenida De La Playa is now taking place. The area is now being sawcut and trenching will soon follow. Water service during construction will be provided by a 2-inch highline pipe that will run along to curb.  Please be cautious when parking along the curb.  Replacement of the existing sewer main and manhole rehabilitation is taking place near Paseo Del Ocaso and Vallecitos.

 

Every provision will be taken to quickly and efficiently complete the work. We will do our best to minimize any further inconveniences and we thank you for your understanding.


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May 9 Update:
  • The construction activity on Avenida De La Playa from the boardwalk to Camino Del Sol will continue to be brisk for the next two weeks. The large crane is being used to place the sections of the box culvert. 20 sections of box culvert were installed Thursday, May 8 and 19 sections are scheduled for Friday, May 9.
  • The new water main for this phase is currently being installed.
  • New sewer laterals have been installed under the box culvert for 2110 and 2120 Avenida De La Playa.
  • The street is starting to look like its old self west of Camino Del Oro. The curb and sidewalk have been poured and backfill and compaction for the new concrete road surface has begun.
  • Because of the multiple delays, that have been well documented in these updates, work on the Avenida De La Playa Infrastructure Replacement Project will resume after Labor Day with the installation of the Nutrient Separating Baffle Box at the intersection of El Paseo Grande and Avenida De La Playa. Also, the low diversion vault at Camino Del Sol will be installed after the summer moratorium.
  • For Sewer and Water Group Job 809, installation of the sewer main and sewer laterals continues on Paseo Del Ocaso between Avendia De La Playa and Vallecitos.
  • Following the Memorial Day Weekend, Group Job 809 will shift construction activities to the east side of La Jolla Shores Drive. Small stretches of sewer lines will be replaced on Vallecitos, Avenida De La Playa and Paseo Dorado. 

April 25 Update:

  • The 39 sections of the culvert boxes that needed to be lowered has been completed.  Work is now focused on the transition slope required inside the structure.
  • The boardwalk area was surveyed on Friday.  This will allow HPS Mechanical to begin final grading before the concrete pour for the back of the sea shell finish.  Concrete work will also include forming the curb and gutter of Avenida De La Playa. 
  • On Friday, April 25, HPS Mechanical started the sewer replacement on Avenida De La Playa inside the fenced area and will move the dewatering tank about 20 feet to the east in the road pocket to allow for safer traffic access.
  • Also on Friday, April 25, manhole # 33 on Paseo Del Ocaso ( south side) was poured and on Monday it will be stacked. This will allow HPS Mechanical to clean up and complete this section of sewer.
  • On Monday one crew will resume work on the north side of Paseo Del Ocaso and should have this completed within two weeks.
  • A separate crew will begin the sewer work at the intersection of Camino Del Sol. This will allow HPS Mechanical to make the main sewer tie in and road crossing . This needs to be completed prior to resuming the culvert installation based on a lower elevation. The work on Camino Del Sol will cause some minor traffic impacts but is required.


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.

  
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 April 19 Update:

  • The large crane that has been brought to Avenida De La Playa is being used for the resetting of the culvert boxes. As mentioned last week, the boxes need to be reset 10 inches lower in order to provide proper drainage.
  • Some of the boxes will be hauled offsite until the excavation is completed. The route for the hauling will go down Camino del Oro to Vallecitos. 
  • A palm tree on Camino del Oro has been removed to provide room for the crane to operate. A replacement will be planted at this spot when the project is completed.
  • There will be temporary street closures to pedestrians and vehicle traffic during crane operations.
  • Work is continuing to replace the sewer line on the golf course side of Avenida De La Playa.
  • Construction hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
  • As part of its undergrounding of power lines, SDG&E needs to complete a conduit to the La Jolla Shores Hotel. SDG&E says it needs to shut off power for several hours to the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club and La Jolla Shores Hotels in order for that to happen. Management at the hotels asked SDG&E to wait until after Spring Break to do the work. Therefore, the power shutoff will the night of Monday, April 21.  Power will be restored by 6 a.m. on Tuesday.
  • On Tuesday, the top portion of the three power poles will be cut off and removed by SDGE

April 11, 2014 update:
  

Avenida De La Playa Infrastructure Replacement Project and Sewer and Water Group Job 809    

-The Avenida De La Playa Infrastructure Project is requiring a change in the design. The prefabricated culvert boxes will need to be lowered by 10 inches to provide the street section with adequate flow.
  
-The City has directed the contractor, HPS Mechanical, to work from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday to get the schedule with the redesign back on track. HPS has backfilled the hole at the end of RCB boxes and installed an additional dewatering well.
  
-On Saturday, April 12 the contractor will dig out and haul off the slurry on each side of the boxes installed to date.   A 550-ton crane will be brought in on Tuesday, April 15 to set up on Camino Del Oro to expedite the removal of the boxes, and later, the resetting of the culvert boxes.
  
-As part of its undergrounding of power lines, SDG&E needs to complete a conduit to the La Jolla Shores Hotel. SDG&E says it needs to shut off power for several hours to the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club and La Jolla Shores Hotels in order for that to happen. Management at the hotels asked SDG&E to wait until after Spring Break to do the work. Therefore, the power shutoff will not be until April 21st.
  
-For Group Job 809, sewer laterals are being installed on the northern part of El Paseo Grande. Sawcutting is taking place on Paseo Del Ocaso, north of Avenida De La Playa. -Next week, trenching and replacement of the sewer line will begin on Paseo Del Ocaso from Avenida De La Playa to Vallecitos. Potholing (digging of small holes to locate utilities) will take place south of Avenida De La Playa on El Paseo Grande, Paseo Del Ocaso and Calle De La Plata.
  
-The archeological survey at Vallecitos, Camino Del Sol, and Avenida De La Ribera has come across uncharted information. The excavation has uncovered evidence of a campfire and seafood from a time period when the area was marshland. This information will not delay construction, and will be used for reference for future work in the community.
  
-La Jolla Half Marathon will be rerouted on April 27th from the boardwalk to Vallecitos, to Avenida De La Ribera and to Paseo Dorado.

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.
  
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There will be a planned power outage to crossover to the new underground power lines, that will affect the La Jolla Shores Hotel, Beach & Tennis Club, 8111 Camino del Oro, and residents of the 2100 block of Ave de la Playa (north side of street).  This power outage will be from 11:00pm on April 21 to 6:00am April 22.  After the crossover has been completed and the old power lines currently in the way of the project have been removed, work will begin again on installing the storm drain sections.

Work continues on at a fast pace, and there are lots of detours and 1-day street closures.  Besides the actual work of storm drain, water, and sewer replacement, there are several ancillary tasks going on to support this work.  There are 84 ADA conforming ramps that are being installed in the area in conjunction with this work, and more than half of those have already been installed.  Many disabled and mobility challenged residents have been asking for this for years;  now it is finally happening.  The process for installing them can be a bit inconvenient (or a lot inconvenient).  The street is partially blocked off and a Bobcat vehicle is used to hammer out the concrete.  This work is loud and typically takes place in the morning before the beach crowds roll in.  The concrete is then poured and shaped later the same day. 

Archaeological/paleontological monitoring is also being done, which consists of opening up an area of the street where the sewer/water upgrades are to happen, and then collecting samples, or in cases where  native-American artifacts and remains are discovered, all the dirt is collected and removed offsite for further processing.  These crews are typically found at intersections there the main pipes will be joined, which can present a bit of an obstacle course for drivers.  Please be careful driving in these areas.  A third area of work is the “pot-holing” phase, before the actual excavation and laying of pipes begins.  Here they open up a small rectangle (a “pot-hole”) and dig down to determine that the plans showing the actual sewer, water, gas, power lines are accurate.  During “pot-holing” the entire section of street is closed and concrete cutting saws and heavy equipment is being used.

Residents in the area should know that if there is work being done on your street, the workers will assist you in getting in and out of your driveway or garage.  Please let them know 15 minutes ahead of time.



Update April 4, 2014  

    • Installation of the box culvert on Avendia De La Playa is on hold due to the work SDG&E is doing to underground the power lines. The City of San Diego and the contractor, HPS Mechanical, are looking into viable options to accelerate the construction schedule
    • SDG&E tells us they will be working on their undergrounding project on Saturday, April 5.
    • The SDG&E work has delayed the erection of the pedestrian gate on Avenida De La Playa from Camino Del Sol to Camino Del Oro. As mentioned in the last email update, only the residents on that stretch of Avenida De La Playa will be given keys to the gate.
    • At the Sea Shell Concrete and Coloration Approval meeting held this morning (4/4/2014), at the HPS construction trailer, Tim Lucas, Terry Kraszewski and Mary Coakley Munk of the La Jolla Shores Association agreed to move forward with the Sea Shell color based on the mock up panel provided at the HPS yard.
    • A sample coloring at the outfall structure will begin on Wednesday and Thursday for Tim, Terry and Mary to approve in order to move forward with the coloring of the rest of the structure. The broom finish at the ramp will be reviewed and discussed on site next week.
    • For Sewer and Water Group Job 809, potholing will take place on Paseo Del Ocaso on Monday, April 7 and Tuesday, April 8. Potholing is the digging of a small hole to locate/verify the location of utility lines.
    • Beginning Thursday, April 10 saw cutting on Vallecitos will start and head north on El Paseo Grande. Please observe the traffic detours around the construction.
    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.

  

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Update March 26, 2014

  • The next phase of construction on Avenida De La Playa has moved to between Camino Del Oro and Camino Del Sol. The contractor, HPS Mechanical, will be installing the box culvert.  
  • Currently on this portion of the street, SDG&E is undergrounding the power lines. This work is separate from the Avenida De La Playa Infrastructure Replacement project and will be completed in the next two weeks.
  • Due to the work on the new phase of the project, three garages will not be able to be accessed by the residents in this area. The project team has worked closely during the past two weeks with the community to locate and provide temporary parking for these residents. Those residents will be able to park at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. Thank you to Megan Alapi for her effort in working with William Kellogg, the owner of the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, to secure the parking spaces. Also, thank you to those in the community who also assisted the project team with this important issue.
  • The closure of Avenida De La Playa from Camino Del Sol to the boat launch will continue through this phase of work. A locked gate will be installed and the only pedestrian traffic that will be allowed on Avenida De La Playa from Camino Del Sol to Camino Del Oro will be the residents whose garages cannot be accessed. They will be given keys by the contractor when the gate is installed, which may be by the end of the first week in April.
  • For Sewer and Water Group Job 809, work continues on El Paseo Grande, Paseo Del Ocaso and Camino Del Oro with the installation of sewer laterals.
  • ADA compliant curb ramps are being installed in several areas of the 809 project.
  • The archeological survey continues on Hypatia Way, La Jota Way and St. Louis Terrace.

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.


The big news is that the Avenida de la Playa Infrastructure project, which is replacing the storm drain, outfall, and sewer and water, for the two western blocks of Ave de la Playa, is behind schedule. There is a hard deadline for this work to be completed, which is before the summer moratorium begins on Memoral Day (May 26). To make this deadline, they will extend the working hours from 7:30am to Sunset, and will work some Saturdays. The two western blocks from the boat launch to Camino del Sol will be closed simultaneously as they race to complete the work. Residences along this block will be impacted. The business district will also be affected, with partial street closures at two intersections as baffle boxes are being installed. Community representatives spent two years with a mitigation panel planning this project and trying to minimize the impact to our community and coordinate street closures. All that appears to be out the window with these latest developments. City engineering staff and the contractor will be present at our March 12 meeting to discuss the changes and answer questions.


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Update March 5, 2014
  • The storm has passed and the work continues on both projects. This week the roof supports of the newly-installed outfall structure will be removed and the contractor will clean up all the concrete form debris. Next week, the existing sea wall will be tied in and the following week will see the installation of three flap gate valves. 
  • Due to a quality control issue with material from a supplier and recent rain, the Infrastructure Replacement Project lost several days off its schedule. The City has granted the contractor permission to expand working hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and has approved work on Saturdays in order to meet the construction deadline.
  • Within the next week, three large palm trees will be removed in the second block of Avenida De La Playa between Camino Del Oro and Camino Del Sol as part of the preparation to start the next phase of the box culvert installation.
  • The next phase of construction will require the closing of Avenida de la Playa at Camino Del Sol. This is in addition to the current closure at Camino Del Oro. Please follow the detour signs that will be clearly posted. 
  • Work to install the new sewer line on Avenida De La Playa west of Camino Del Oro will start next week. Installation of the water main will follow once the sewer line is completed.
  • For Sewer and Water Group Job 809, work continues on the northern portion of El Paseo Grande with the installation of laterals. The next two weeks will see the installation of manholes near the intersection of Camino Del Oro and El Paseo Grande and on Paseo Del Ocaso.

The archeological survey has now expanded to include Hypatia Way, La Jota Way and St. Louis Terrace.

 

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.

 

 

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Update February 26, 2014

  • The pouring of the roof for the outfall structure was completed this week. Next week, the roof supports will be removed and the concrete form debris will be cleaned up.
  • In advance of the approaching storm, the contractor is backfilling the outfall structure and the exposed box culvert sections. Much of the sand that was used to form the berm is being used for the backfilling. The remainder of the sand will be reclaimed by the high tide.
  • Slurry was put in place where the new culvert box ends and the existing pipe meet.  This will allow the storm drain to flow through freely in the event of heavy rain as forecasted. The existing storm drain is full of silt and mud that will be discharged through the new outfall structure.
  • The contractor will be keeping a close watch on the operation of the outfall structure during the storm, including during the weekend.
  • Installation of the sewer line for this first phase of the Avendia De La Playa project is expected to begin in a week. Installation of the water line in the same area will follow. The reason they aren't being done at the same time: sewer lines are laid well below water lines and must be completed first.
  • For Sewer and Water Group Job 809: Saw cutting will begin the week of March 3rd on the southern end of the project: Saint Louis Terrace, Hypatia Way and La Jota Way. All residents within 300 feet of the construction received notice of construction via door hangers on Feb. 25th.
  • The archeological survey will expand during the week of March 3rd to include several areas in the above mentioned southern end of the project.
  • Installation of the sewer line continues on El Paseo Grande, north of Camino Del Oro.

       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.

 

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Update February 18, 2014

 

  • Construction of the outfall structure remains on schedule, thanks in big part to the lack of rain this winter. This week, the roof will be formed and poured and will be completed on Feb. 25th. Next week, construction will focus on stripping the seawall. For the week of March 3rd, the schedule calls for the removal of the roof supports and cleanup of all the concrete form debris.
  • The City has granted the contractor permission to work on Saturdays during this phase in an effort to complete this project ahead of schedule
  • Other activity for the Avenida De La Playa Infrastructure Replacement includes excavation and installation of the Box Culvert from today through the next three weeks. The schedule calls for the installation of the sewer line to continue through the first week in March and beginning next Monday, crews will start installing the water main.   All of the sewer and water main installation in his phase needs to be completed before the boat launch is reopened and right now, the outlook is about a month from that happening.
  • As for Sewer and Water Group Job 809, the installation of the sewer line will continue on El Paseo Grande, North of Camino Del Oro.
  • The archeological survey will expand in the next two weeks to include Hypatia Way, La Jota Way and Spindrift.
  • Saw cutting for Group Job 809 has taken place on Avenida De La Playa in the last week. The contractor has acknowledged that this activity jumped ahead of schedule and the contractor has confirmed with the City that once they complete a couple of small areas of saw cuts on the south side of Avenida De La Playa on Wed. Feb. 19, that they will hold off on trenching Avendia De La Playa est of La Jolla Shores Dr. until after the summer moratorium.
  • Saw cutting will take place for GJ 809 from Avenida De La Playa north on El Paseo Grande and Paseo Del Ocaso in the next couple of weeks. This activity will be away from the business district.

 

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.

 

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