Construction Update: December 2019

More than 26,600 feet of new drinking water pipeline have been installed to date, which will help ensure all Peninsula residents continue to have safe, reliable water service for everyday and emergency needs.

Here’s an overview of ongoing project work –

Crenshaw Boulevard

  • The first phase of 24/7 traffic control is now in place along Crenshaw Boulevard, between Indian Peak Road and south of Chadwick Lane, with one northbound lane and one southbound lane open at all times. Crews are working from Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., with intermittent Saturday work. By approximately the end of December 2019, traffic control between Indian Peak and Silver Spur roads will be taken down and all lanes of traffic will re-open. Traffic control will remain in place between Silver Spur Road and south of Chadwick Lane until early 2020. For graphics depicting both phases of traffic control on Crenshaw Boulevard, please see below or visit our Crenshaw Construction Traffic & Info page here.
  • We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by ongoing construction. We’ve been working closely with the cities of Rancho Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills Estates, and our traffic engineer consultant to help find solutions to alleviate construction-related traffic on Crenshaw and Hawthorne boulevards as quickly and effectively as possible, including the following measures:
    • Traffic control officers are flagging traffic in the intersections of Crenshaw Boulevard and Silver Spur and Indian Peak roads from Monday to Friday during the morning and evening peak traffic hours. We encourage you to use alternate routes, such as Hawthorne Boulevard, where possible.
    • The cities of Rancho Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills Estates have adjusted the timing of signal lights on Hawthorne Boulevard at the intersections of Highridge, Indian Peak, and Silver Spur roads to help alleviate traffic.
    • Please note, having traffic control in place 24/7 is allowing crews to work more efficiently by saving the time needed to set up and take down traffic control each day. As a result, we expect to complete pipeline installation on Crenshaw Boulevard in approximately half the time!
  • Construction continues at the new pump station site on Crenshaw Boulevard, north of Silver Spur Road. Work is taking place from Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Traffic control is in place 24/7, with one lane of traffic open in each direction at all times.
  • Due to weather and unforeseeable field circumstances, crews have paused nightwork in the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Palos Verdes Drive North. We are currently evaluating potential solutions to allow this work to continue in early 2020. In the meantime, night shift crews have been reassigned to daytime pipeline installation on Crenshaw Boulevard to help expedite construction in this area.

 

Bridle Trails & South Coast Botanic Garden

  • Crews are welding joints for the 24” and 30” pipes in the South Coast Botanic Garden Property, between the end of Lariat Lane and Crenshaw Blvd. Work will continue from Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Pipeline installation is ongoing in the Botanic Garden Trail, between Rolling Hills Road and the end of Lariat Lane. Work hours are from Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. For the safety of residents and crews, the Botanic Garden Trail, from Blossom’s Trail to Rolling Hills Road, will remain closed until work is complete.
  • Crews are conducting intermittent finishing work along the Palomino Ranchos Bridle Trail, between Rolling Hills Road and the Rolling Hills Little League ballfield, but the trail remains open to all equestrians and residents. Work is taking place from Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.When hydroseeding takes place, the trail will be closed to residents and equestrians for approximately one day.

 

Please note, no work will take place on Wednesday, December 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday.

For more information, please visit the Map & Timeline page on our website and follow us on Facebook for ongoing updates. As a reminder, all construction timing is estimated and could change based on several factors, including unforeseeable field circumstances.

Thank you for your continued patience as we work to bring this much-needed upgrade to the Peninsula.