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Schwerin Street and East Vista Avenue Water Main Improvements Project Gets Underway

The Schwerin Street and East Vista Avenue Water Main Improvement Project replaces the existing water mains in order to increase the water flow and fire protection capacity. Here is the map of the project area. The water main replacement work is scheduled to being in mid-February 2015 and is planned to be substantially complete in April 2015.

The contractor, Cratus, Inc., will be digging in the street to install the new water mains, values, and hydrants. The project includes the installation of new water service lines from the new main to the existing meter boxes in the sidewalk. There will be temporary service disruptions associated with the connection of the new main to the existing system and with the service line replacement. Those affected will be notified in advance of the planned service disruptions. Owners wishing to perform any work on their private water service lines from the meters to the building should contact the Building Department at (650) 991-8061.

The contractor will restore the street surface and pavement markings after the water main construction is completed on East Vista Avenue. The pavement surface on Schwerin Street will receive treatment by a separate contractor in the Summer of 2015.

Parking along Schwerin Street and East Vista Avenue will be temporarily impacted during construction. Dated "No Parking" signs will be posted at least 48 hours in advance at some of the parking spaces. Please do not park where these signs are posted as vehicles may be towed when work starts. At the end of each work day, the parking spaces will be restored. Access to driveways will be maintained at all times; however, extra time should be allotted in the event work is occurring in the street immediately adjacent to the driveway. Work hours are between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on Schwerin Street and between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm on East Vista Avenue.

City Contacts
If you require any special attention or have project related questions, please call Jeff Bastian, Project Inspector at (650) 991-8200. You may also contact Hae Won Ritchie, Senior Civil Engineer, at (650) 991-8064.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we make improvements for our community.