FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Janice Bisgaard, Community Relations Specialist, (831) 420-5166
Steve Wolfman, Associate Civil Engineer, (831) 420-5428
SANTA CRUZ (July 8, 2014) – The City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department has contracted with Insituform Technologies to repair the existing 21” sanitary sewer pipe on Fair Avenue and Oxford Way. An above ground temporary sewer bi-pass pipe will be installed down the center of these streets preventing cross traffic from Ingalls Street to Bethany Curve commencing Monday, July 14, through Wednesday, July 30.
Traffic impacts will include no left-hand turns on Fair Avenue between Ingalls Street and Oxford Way July 14-23. Nor will left-hand turns be allowed on Oxford Way July 21-30. Residents of either street will need to find an alternate route that will allow them to turn right into their driveway. On-street parking will be prohibited while left-hand turns are disallowed.
The intersection at Fair and Delaware Avenues will remain open during the project. Almar Avenue will be closed at Oxford Way July 23-24; residents will be able to access their homes from Delaware Avenue. Weekend work is expected in order to complete the project as quickly as possible.
The City of Santa Cruz appreciates the public’s cooperation and understanding while traffic is impacted on these streets during this process to repair the sewer pipe.
About the City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department
The Public Works Department provides the City of Santa Cruz with a variety of services including engineering design, traffic engineering and maintenance, storm water management, street maintenance, resource recovery management, waste reduction programs, wastewater management, flood control and parking control. The Public Works Department is committed to bringing the Santa Cruz community the highest possible quality of life.