Construction Update: March 2020

More than 35,700 feet of new drinking water pipeline have been installed to date, which means we have less than 1,000 feet of pipeline left! We know construction is never ideal, but rest assured we have more than five crews working six days a week and nearly 24 hours a day in order to complete this project as quickly as possible. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding as work continues.

Below is an overview of ongoing project work –

Crenshaw Boulevard

  • Earlier this week, crews completed work in the intersection of Silver Spur Road and Crenshaw Boulevard. Traffic control has been removed and the signal lights have returned to their normal, timed cycles. We apologize for the inconvenience it caused. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
  • Construction continues during the day on Crenshaw Boulevard between Silver Spur Road and south of Chadwick Lane. Work is ongoing from Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with periodic Saturday work. There is 24/7 traffic control in place, which includes construction delineators and dual yellow striping along the southbound lanes of Crenshaw Boulevard, with one lane open in each direction at all times. Traffic control will remain in place until approximately the end of March. Please anticipate delays and use alternate routes when you can. Of note, the California Highway Patrol recently conducted a safety assessment of the 24/7 traffic control on Crenshaw Boulevard and saw “no issues or concerns.”
  • Nightwork is underway on Crenshaw Boulevard, beginning at the Rolling Hills United Methodist Church and continuing to south of Chadwick Lane, including the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Palos Verdes Drive North. Crews are working from Monday to Saturday, between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., and are expected to continue until approximately the end of March. There will always be at least one lane of traffic open in each direction during work hours.
    • During nighttime work hours (Monday to Saturday, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) the construction laydown yard adjacent to the Landfill Loop Trail is being used to facilitate ongoing construction in the intersection and to remove excess dirt from the laydown yard.
  • Construction continues at the new pump station site on Crenshaw Boulevard, north of Silver Spur Road. Crews are working from Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. 24/7 traffic control is in place, with one lane open in each direction at all times.

Dapplegray Elementary School Access Road

  • Crews will be paving the Dapplegray Elementary School access road during the school’s spring break from Monday, March 30, through Saturday, April 4. Residents will not be able to access the Rolling Hills Little League ballfield through the access road for the entire duration of work, even after work hours. Please note, paving is contingent upon favorable weather conditions and timing could change.

South Coast Botanic Garden & Bridle Trails

  • Work continues in the South Coast Botanic Garden Property, between Crenshaw Boulevard and the end of Lariat Lane. Crews are grouting and welding joints for the installed pipeline from Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Crews are conducting finishing work in the Botanic Garden Trail, between the end of Lariat Lane and Rolling Hills Road, from Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. For the safety of residents and crews, the Botanic Garden Trail, from the end of Lariat Lane to Rolling Hills Road, will remain closed until work is complete.
  • The Palomino Ranchos Bridle Trail, from Rolling Hills Road to the Rolling Hills Little League ballfield, reopened as of Friday, February 28. A small crew is conducting minor finishing work in the east end of the Palomino Ranchos Bridle Trail, adjacent to the Rolling Hills Little League ballfield, which will continue from Monday to Saturday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., until complete. The construction area is fenced off, but a detour around the area is available. Additional finishing work will occur periodically through May and may require brief, temporary closures of the trail.
  • Crews will soon conduct finishing work on Rolling Hills Road (private road) that requires temporarily closing the private road during work hours for approximately three weeks. Work will take place from Monday to Saturday, between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., during which access to the private road will be unavailable. Once this work begins, residents and horse owners that live along the Palomino Ranchos Bridle Trail will have access to their properties via the east end of the trail near the Rolling Hills Little League ballfield. Crews will allow access to vendors servicing the residents on the private lane during this closure.

For more information, we encourage you to visit the Map & Timeline page on our website and follow us on Facebook for ongoing updates. If you’re not already signed up for real-time text alerts, you can do so on our website here. As a reminder, all construction timing is estimated and could change based on several factors, including unforeseeable field circumstances and inclement weather.

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