Project Name: CC-1370 Warner Avenue Gravity Sewer / Lift Station 'C' Project
Location: Warner Avenue, between Brightwater Drive and Pacific Coast Highway AND Pacific Coast Highway between Warner Avenue and Coral Cay.
Project Need: The project offers a lot in the way of environmental improvement and better service to the costumers. Four existing pump stations will be taken out of service and the sewage will be gravity fed to the new pump station located near the intersection of Brightwater Drive and Warner Avenue. Pump stations require a lot of maintenance and are often the cause of sewer spills when they fail. The gravity line that replaces the pump stations will require very little maintenance and virtually no chance of sewer spills. The new line will also increase the capacity for the residents and businesses in the area.
Contractor Name: Artukovich & Sons
Scope: Construct 4,000 feet of new gravity sewer main along Warner Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway. The gravity line will be installed using the "open trench" method in which 10 separate traffic control phases will be utilized for the installed to minimize traffic impacts. The new gravity line will allow for the abandonment of 4 existing, problematic pump stations. The new underground pump station 'C' will be constructed in the Huntington Beach Yacht Club parking lot. The landscaping for the project will be performed by the Bolsa Chica Conservancy who is uniquely qualified to provide native plant restoration within the City right of way adjacent to the Conservancy lands. The Conservancy has access to native seed stock, and experience salvaging and reestablishing native plants in disturbed areas.
Start Date: November 2013
Estimated Completion Date: Fall 2014
Cost: $11 million
Funding Source: Local sewer funds
The operational performance testing has now been completed and the system testing phase is continuing. This phase will continue through the end of January. Once all systems have completed and the various tests and inspections performed, the unit will be commissioned and turned over to the city.
Demolition of the 2 existing pump stations located near the Bolsa Chica conservancy and Jack in the Box is underway. A new manhole located near Brightwater has been added to the contract which will consolidate several existing manholes that will be demolished and should help to reduce odors. Periodic lane closures should be expected for the next few weeks to accommodate various work activities. There may be added traffic congestion at the intersection of PCH and Warner due to the work in the roadway and all motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes during the work day.
Pacfic Coast Highway
Installation of the new main sewer piping and the associated sewer laterals is complete. Portions of the roadway have been repaved and the final curb repair has been completed. The existing pump station located near the liquor store is currently being demolished. Periodic lane closures should be expected for the next few weeks to accommodate various work activities. There may be added traffic congestion at the intersection of PCH and Warner due to the work in the roadway and all motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes during the work day.
Please watch out for slow traffic and workers in the roadway. The Contractor is working very hard to complete the work safely and as soon as possible to minimize the inconvenience to all involved.
Construction Project Manager: Dudek, Inc., Eric Honour
Department of Public Works 714-536-5431
Contract Administrator, Joseph Dale