Water Main Replacement To Begin 8/11, Thru 10/8, Drivers Advised to Avoid North Mt. Trail

Grandview and Mt. Trail are both closed due to sinkhole created by burst water pipe (News Net file photo from 11/18/12)

Press Release Posted 8/10/14 – On Monday, August 11 construction will begin on the replacement of the existing water main in North Mountain Trail Avenue. The existing main was installed in 1928 and has been subject to multiple serious leakage incidents in recent years (Editor’s Note – see our coverage from 11/18/12 here: http://www.sierramadrenews.net/?p=11478.

A new 12-inch diameter ductile iron water main will be installed for the entire length of North Mountain Trail Avenue, from Sierra Madre Boulevard to Mira Monte Avenue. The Contractor, Stephen Dorek Equipment Rentals will be notifying individual project neighbors of the pending construction work. While every effort will be made to minimize inconveniences to neighboring residents, some impacts are unavoidable. The Water Department apologizes in advance for those inconveniences and asks for community patience with the project. The result will be a more reliable water distribution system.

Motorists are advised to take alternate routes. Construction activity will take place weekdays between 7 AM and 4 PM and the project is expected to be complete October 8. The Contractor will make provisions for trash pickup and vehicular access for residents of the project area. Questions regarding the project may be addressed to Bruce Inman, Director of Public Works at binman@cityofsierramadre.com or 626.355.7135.