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6 weeks: Cedar Ravine will close: Detour map on page A-12

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ARROWS indicate detours around the area of Cedar Ravine that will be closed. Courtesy map

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From page A1 | September 13, 2013 | 5 Comments

From Sept. 16 to Oct. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., part of  Cedar Ravine Road in Placerville will be closed due to construction.

At the Sept. 10 Placerville City Council meeting, the council approved a construction contract with Doug Veerkamp General Engineering for the Cedar Ravine Sewer Main Relocation Project and authorized the closure of Cedar Ravine between Rowland Street and Darlington Avenue.

The project will relocate the existing above-ground sewer pipes along Cedar Ravine Road between Rowland Street and Darlington Avenue out of Cedar Ravine Creek and into the roadway. A new creek crossing will be constructed to intercept the private sewer line serving four apartment buildings that front Francis Avenue.

Doug Veerkamp Engineering was the lowest responsive and responsible bidder at $298,981. The project is expected to take six weeks, depending on the weather. The construction takes place in a rocky area and a large excavator will be required to dig the trench. With limited space between the steep bank and the creek, the most cost-effective and timely solution is the road closure, said City Engineer Nate Stong.

Councilwoman Patty Borelli reminded the council of problems that occurred during the Highway 50 Operational Improvement Project when the contractor claimed to discover unexpected hard rock. “We also have a lot of old homes in the area and we don’t want to be putting cracks in their walls removing rock.”

Stong said the cost of excavating the rock had been built into the contract and there would be no hammering or blasting.

The total cost of the project is $419,316 and it will be paid for out of Capital Improvement Program budgeted money for the now liquidated Hangtown Creek Sewer Line Relocation, Clay Street to Locust Street, and with a $341,157 budget appropriation from the 2006 Wastewater Revenue Bond proceeds.

Northbound motorists on Cedar Ravine will be detoured through Washington Street, Corker Street and Marshall Way. Southbound motorists will be detoured down Darlington Avenue, Gerle Avenue and Darlington Avenue. The closure will be Monday through Saturday, Sept.16-Oct.25, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Contact Wendy Schultz at 530 344-5069 or wschultz@mtdemocrat.net. Follow @wschultzMtDemo on Twitter.

 

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Discussion | 5 comments

  • Fran DuchampSeptember 13, 2013 - 8:26 am

    Never mind..lololol

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  • Dee#1September 13, 2013 - 9:26 am

    It is interesting that the City has not notified the residents of Rowland, etc., that ingress / egress will be blocked and what arrangements have been made for emergency services while the road blocked. Are we supposed to use the Church? Has the Church agreed? The City planning skills seem to be deficient in the communication area.

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 13, 2013 - 9:47 am

    Dee #1 at first I was worried that they were going to put in that round about...and yet with your comment--it seems they still do not care about how anything affects the people in this area. I hope that this is not to aggravating for people. Is it me--or is local government blatantly just ignoring its people?

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  • Dee#1September 13, 2013 - 10:57 am

    Fran, I just don't know. It never seems to dawn on them that the residents live life's that busy and a little information would help us plan. The round-a-bout seems to be in progress with little information coming out. By the time we hear about it again, they will be breaking ground.

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 13, 2013 - 12:06 pm

    I am sorry for that Dee#1.

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