Water Main Replacement on Alamar
Source: City of Santa Barbara
During construction of the Pedestrian Crossing Safety project at the intersection of State Street and Alamar Avenue, crews encountered an aging water main in need of replacement. Fortunately, replacement of this water main could be easily included in the City’s annual Water Main Replacement Project, which is currently in construction. City staff will be working closely with local businesses and residents while expediting the water main replacement work. The water main contractor will perform traffic control measures, such as detours and reduced speed zones, to allow vehicles and pedestrians to safely pass by the construction site. The water main replacement work is scheduled for September 3-13. Once the water main replacement is complete, the Pedestrian Crossing Safety project will resume.
The Pedestrian Crossing Safety project is funded by a Highway Safety Improvement Program grant and includes new pedestrian countdown timers, shortened crossing distances at the State/Alamar intersection, and new pedestrian flashing beacons at Alamar/Puesta Del Sol and La Cumbre/Calle Cita. With the added water main replacement work, the project is currently scheduled for completion in October 2019. The end result will be a safer intersection for pedestrians and improved water infrastructure for our water customers.
IMPORTANT WATER SHUTOFF INFORMATION
Water service will be interrupted in the area while the City is connecting the new water main to the water system. The water shutoff is scheduled to occur at night during the week of September 9, from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM. Official notices will be handed out to those in the affected area at least 72 hours before the shutdown.
For questions regarding the water main project, please call (805) 564-5413. For questions about the Pedestrian Crossing Safety project, please call (805) 897-1981. Please see the map of affected areas on the next page.