On behalf of Cal Water, our contractor, and the entire PV Peninsula Water Reliability Project team, we want to say THANK YOU for bearing with us as we completed paving work on Palos Verdes Drive North and Montecillo Drive last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
As you may know, paving was completed Saturday evening and two-way traffic was restored shortly thereafter. With this portion of work now in our rearview mirror, we wanted to take a moment and thank you for your patience and understanding, and apologize for the inconvenience and frustration it caused.
We especially want to apologize for the failure to reopen the eastbound lane of PV Drive North by 3 p.m. last Thursday and Friday. We encountered a series of unexpected challenges that we addressed in partnership with City inspection staff in an effort to minimize the impacts as much as practically feasible. In the end, we did not deliver on the timeline as promised and for that we take responsibility and recognize that we need to do much better moving forward.
To set expectations, we want to let you know that there will be continuing work on PV Drive North that will require additional traffic control measures at different times throughout the year. For example, crews will soon begin grouting within the pipeline at night, which will require small, partial lane closures around the pipeline access points. At the end of the project, once all seven miles of pipeline is installed, crews will revisit PV Drive North to tie the new waterline into the existing system and remove the final steel plates along the road.
As this project continues, we want to reaffirm our commitment to doing everything we can to minimize the inconvenience for residents and ensure construction proceeds as quickly as possible. Thank you again for your patience.
March 20, 2019
Project work is in its tenth month and more than 18,000 feet of new drinking water pipeline have been installed so far. Last week, crews paved portions of Palos Verdes Drive North and Montecillo Drive to allow for a smoother, more even drive for residents and commuters. THANK YOU for your patience and understanding while we worked to finish paving!
This week, crews will be grouting the inside of the new pipeline along Palos Verdes Drive North. Work will take place at night between Dapplegray Elementary School and Palos Verdes Drive East from Monday to Friday, 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Grouting work will also take place during the day from Palos Verdes Drive East to Montecillo Drive, and on Montecillo Drive, from Palos Verdes Drive North to Encanto Drive between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. or 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. There will be at least one lane of traffic open in each direction at all times.
Pipeline installation is underway in the Botanic Garden Trail, between Lariat Lane and Crenshaw Boulevard, from Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Botanic Garden Trail will remain closed as work continues and we encourage riders to avoid the area due to construction-related noise that could startle a horse.
Crews are currently preparing to begin work on Rolling Hills Road (private road) and will begin staging pipeline along the road starting this week. Work will take place between Monday and Friday, from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are working closely with the City of Rolling Hills Estates and Rolling Hills Road residents to coordinate all necessary details.
Work is ongoing at the new pump station site on Crenshaw Boulevard, north of Silver Spur Road, from Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Traffic control will be in place during work hours and there will be at least one lane of traffic open in each direction at all times.
For the latest project information, please refer to the timeline on our Map & Timeline page. Please note that the construction dates outlined in the timeline are estimates, rather than exact deadlines, and the duration of work may change based on several factors, such as inclement weather or unknowable field circumstances.