The City of Sierra Madre Water Department began construction of a replacement water main in East Sierra Madre Boulevard on Monday, August 15th. The project will replace a major portion of a 90-year old water main with a new 12-inch diameter main, new fire hydrants and new water services to each residence or business within the project area. The project will be undertaken by Stephen Doreck Equipment Rentals, Inc. under contract with the City, and is expected to be completed by October 20th. The project extends along the north side of Sierra Madre Boulevard from the Maintenance Yard at Sierra Vista Park to Baldwin Avenue. During construction the contractor will keep two-way traffic lanes open on the south side of the street. This will require parking restrictions in the work areas; it is estimated that approximately 300 feet of roadway will be “detoured” each day, beginning approximately August 29th.
All driveways will be accessible for vehicles by the end of each construction work day, and the Contractor has indicated that all trench excavations will be covered with temporary asphalt or steel plates by the end of each work day. Athens Services has been notified of the project and has agreed to work with the City and residents to continue trash pickup service in the project area, although minor, temporary scheduling modifications may be required in order to avoid interference with the water main project. MTA has been notified of the pending work, and has confirmed that Line 268 service will continue, although some bus stops may be temporarily impacted.
Thank you for your patience with this project and for bearing with the unavoidable inconveniences that it will bring. Please be assured that everything possible will be done to minimize project impacts on the City’s residents and water customers, including traffic congestion, noise, and dust.
If you have any questions about the project, please contact Public Works Director Bruce Inman at 626.355.7135 x 801 or Water Superintendent Jose Reynoso at 626.355.7135 x 813.