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PCWA will completely repave construction area

By: Staff Report
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Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) announced some good news on their pipeline project on Wells Avenue and Val Verde Road.

The agency said in a press release “the roads will be finished with new pavement across their entire width,” once the pipeline is complete. They also plan to install 10 new fire hydrants on Loomis roads. But PCWA also said the projected completion date for all work won’t be until June.

PCWA’s General Manager David Breninger said he regrets the inconvenience the project is creating and apologized for traffic delays and detours Loomis residents are experiencing as they travel the roads impacted by the pipeline construction. 

Breninger said he sees continued progress on the Sierra Ridge Pipeline project, which is being constructed on Wells Avenue, Val Verde Road, Barton Road and across the Croftwood Subdivision. 

He said the project is a cooperative arrangement with PCWA and Donahue Schriber, the developer of projects currently underway at the intersection of Sierra College Boulevard and Interstate 80. He said Donahue Schriber is responsible for the project and the project contractor is Preston Pipelines of West Sacramento.

 “When completed, the pipeline project will provide several tangible benefits, including improved water system reliability for customers, improved fire flow capacity in Loomis and Rocklin, and expanded local firefighting capabilities through the addition of 10 new hydrants,” Breninger said.

According to PCWA staff, three fire hydrants are proposed along Barton Road from Rutherford Canyon Road to La Vista Drive; four hydrants are proposed for Wells Avenue from Barton Road to Rickety Rack Road; two hydrants are proposed for Wells Avenue between Morgan Place and Val Verde Road; and one new hydrant is proposed along Val Verde Road near Val Verde Court.

Breninger said the last stretch of pipeline was originally scheduled to be complete in late March, with repaving work to follow in April. But a later than anticipated project start was caused by delays in contracting and heavy rains in December. He said further delays were created by unforeseen utility conflicts and the need for additional road subgrade work, which have pushed project completion into June. 

The latest information about the project schedule can be found at www.pcwa.net.  For more detailed information, contact Richard Wirth, PCWA project manager, at (530) 823- 4886.