Wednesday, December 6, 2017

November-December Update

Highway 101 Crossing
There is some jute netting for erosion control placed on both the East Highway 101 and West Highway 101 construction sites, where the receiving and jacking pits have been backfilled and all work is complete.  All construction equipment has been demobilized.  The contractor has finished all project work as of November 30th, and the project will be officially closed out in December 2017 by the North Marin Water District. 

Norman Tank
The contractor has ensured that work shall only take place during working hours, which are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Mon.-Fri. and if special approved is granted, 10:00AM-5:00PM on Saturday. No Saturday work is anticipated for the remainder of the project.  The vault excavation is complete, and the vault along with all necessary piping will be placed on 12/9/17.  This is the bulk of the work left for the project, leaving only site grading and miscellaneous items to be performed. The contractor will be finishing up all project work by the end of December 2017, after which the project will be officially closed by the North Marin Water District in January of 2017.

A few hours will be spent at Plum St tank (at the end of Zandra Pl).  This involves swapping out a valve for a motorized valve and this work is scheduled for mid December.  After this is complete, no more work will be performed on Zandra Pl. for this project.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Activities for the End of September to Early October

Highway 101 Crossing 

The contractor is working on both the east and west of Highway 101. He will get the steel casing installed beneath the highway using a jack and bore trenchless method that utilizes a pilot tube for guidance. Once the protective casing is installed the recycled water main will be pushed into place and then tested.

No changes foreseen to their traffic control or staging areas at this time. The Project is scheduled to be complete in November of 2017. 

Remeber to slow for the cone zone!

Workers boring the pilot tube under Highway 101

Norman Tank Project

The structural improvements are nearing completion and the Contractor has moved into the protective coatings phase. This will involve removing the existing coating with blast media, then priming and painting.

You will notice some noise during their work, and we appreciate your patience while they work as quickly as possible to finish!

Current completion of the project is the end of December 2017. 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Week of 8/18/17

Highway 101 Project 4 (Phase D)

Traffic control measures will be put into place next week on Redwood Blvd. and Vintage Oaks. It is intended to close one lane for the safety of the traveling public and the construction workers. 

For Redwood Blvd., there will be one lane closure in the Northbound direction but no expected road closure. For Vintage Oaks, there will be one lane closure in the Southbound direction near In-n-Out but no expected road closure.

Thanks for your patience and please remember to slow for the cone zone.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Week of 7/31/17

West Project:
The HDD operation to Norman Tank has been finished and crews will be doing final clean up and site restoration.

East Project:
Paving is finished and crews will be working on restoration and clean up throughout the project.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Week of 7/17/17

West Project:
The horizontal drilling operation has slipped a few days. Work will continue into next week.

East Project:
The paving operation is continuing into the Vintage Oaks area. We expect it to be finished by the end of this week. Striping will then take place next week. Punch list items and clean up would then follow.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Week of 7/10/17

West Project:
The boring operation is nearly complete. We are hoping to have the hole completed and the pipe pulled in by the end of this week. Next week there will be some work on Entrada Dr to tie in the pipe that was pulled into the bored hole and the pipe recently installed in the street. If all goes well this could be done by the end of next week.

East Project:
Pavement restoration is underway. The crew is working from the North end of Rowland Way and headed south. This work will continue in to next week as well. There will also be small crews working on cleanup and restoration throughout the project.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Week of 6/26/17

West Project:
Work is continuing on the Norman Tank directional drill operation. The work in that area should be completed late next week or early the week of 7/9/17 if everything continues to go smoothly.

East Project:
Work at the NSD plant is in the final stages. The pipe that has been installed on Vintage Way, Rowland Blvd, and Rowland Way is also being pressure tested. Pavement restoration for the entire alignment will start next week, likely after the 4th of July holiday.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Week of 6/5/17

West Project:
On Friday, 6/9/17, work will start with traffic control set up and equipment mobilization. Below is a public notification letter that was transmitted to nearby residents and contains additional information about the traffic control configuration.

East Project:
Work will continue with 2 crews. One will be at the Novato Sanitary Plant and the other will be working on sidewalk repairs throughout the alignment.

Norman Tank:
The project is just getting underway. You will likely see some equipment being moved in through the access gate on Rowe Ranch Way.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Week of 5/29/17

West Project:
The West Project will be slow this week, but work will pick up next week as they plan to mobilize to Entrada Dr for the horizontal directional drill operation to Norman Tank. Additional details will be posted here by next week.

East Project:
There will be a crew installing pipe on Rowland Way near the Novato Creek bridge early this week. Later in the week crews will start work at the Novato Sanitary Plant. There will be another crew finishing installation of services and appurtenances.

Norman Tank:
On Tuesday the Contractor will start mobilizing to site. They will start by mowing the road up to the tank. You may see them filling a water truck off a hydrant on Rowe Ranch Way periodically as well.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Week of 5/21/17

West Project:
Street striping and traffic marking replacement will take place throughout the entire alignment. There will also be landscape work in the medians on Ignacio Blvd, S Novato Blvd and/or Redwood Blvd.

A Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) operation will start mobilizing to Entrada Blvd sometime in June. Additional details will be posted here as we get closer to the start of work.

East Project:
Services will be installed throughout the alignment. Work will also take place at the Novato Sanitary Plant. A third crew may be on Rowland Way finishing installation of a storm drain crossing.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Week of 5/14/17

West Project:
Good news! The entire mainline has been installed and successfully tested. You will now see small crews working throughout the alignment making minor concrete repairs, paving around valve boxes, and other work of that nature.

East Project:
Crews will be installing pipe in Slade Park and on Louis Dr starting Monday. A second crew will be installing services throughout the alignment. A third crew will be installing pipe near the Novato Creek Bridge on Rowland Way. A fourth crew will be installing pipe on Rowland Way near Chic-Fil-A.

Norman Tank Project:
The Norman Tank rehab project has been awarded and work will be underway soon. We will continue to post updates as it gets closer to the start of field activities.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Week of 5/7/17

West Project:
Trench paving will continue on Entrada Dr and Igancio Blvd. The operation will then jump ahead to S Novato Blvd and Rowland Blvd and should be completed by the end of the week. Once paving is complete, a small crew will work on placing the lids to the utility boxes in the new pavement. A second crew will be working on the Redwood Blvd Bike Path finishing the last of the mainline pipe installation.

East Project:
There will be multiple operations going on throughout the week. There will be a crew backfilling the pits on either side of the railroad tracks near Slade Park. A second crew will be installing services throughout the alignment. A third crew will install pipe on Rowland Way. There will likely be a fourth crew installing steel pipe on the Novato Creek Bridge.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Trench Paving Starting 5/3/17

Trench paving will start on Wednesday 5/3. The operation will start on Redwood Blvd jut south of the bike path/ fire road and head south onto S Novato Blvd. It will then pick up again on Entrada Blvd and head west onto Ignacio. Below are a couple areas to show the areas that will be impacted.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Week of 4/30/17

West Project:
The last of the mainline installation is scheduled to take place on the bike path/fire road connecting Redwood Blvd. Concrete repairs will be taking place on S Novato Blvd and Rowland Blvd. Pavement restoration will also start on Wednesday. The operation will start on Redwood Blvd and head onto S Novato Blvd, then jump to Entrada Dr and then Ignacio Blvd.

East Project:
Service installations will continue throughout the alignment. Some steel pipe installation will take place on Vintage Way. There will also be work starting in Slade Park near the railroad tracks.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Bus Stop On Rowland Blvd Just East of S Novato Blvd - Closed 4/24/17

The bus stop on Rowland Blvd just East of S Novato Blvd will be closed on 4/24/17. The following notice will be posted there.



Week of 4/23/17

East Project:
Mainline pipe installation will continue on Louis Dr. and is expected to take 3-5 days to complete.
A second crew will be installing services throughout the alignment.

West Project:
Mainline pipe installation will take place towards the middle to end of the week. A second crew will be installing services on S Novato Blvd and Redwood Blvd. There will also be concrete repairs made on Entrada Dr and Ignacio Blvd.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Week of 4/10/17

West Project:
Mainline installation will continue on Ignacio to start the week. Crews will then shift to S Novato Blvd near Lynwood school and continue mainline installation headed north and then onto Rowland Blvd. A small crew will remain on Ignacio to install the services.

East Project:
Pipeline installation will continue near Sutter Hospital headed towards Slade Park. Potholing will also take place at the Novato Sanitary Plant.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Week of 3/27/17

West Project:
Mainline installation will continue starting on Entrada Blvd then heading West on Ignacio Blvd. Traffic control on Ignacio Blvd will include a closure of the Eastbound lanes. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic into the appropriate lanes at the nearest intersection.

Paving operations will continue on Redwood Blvd on Monday 3/27/17.

There may also be some light work done on the S Novato bike path.

East Project:
This week's night work on Vintage Way was slowed due to weather. The forecast is looking much better for next week though. We expect this work to continue from Vintage Way on Rowland Blvd and then to Rowland Way. Working hours will be 10 PM - 8 AM.

Mainline installation on Davidson Street is expected to begin on Monday 3/27/17. Construction will begin near the intersection of Louis Drive and Davidson Street as shown with the yellow highlighted area on the map below. One way traffic control will be setup around the work area with hold times of up to 4 minutes. Construction activities along Davidson Street are expected to last three to five days. Construction start time is 8:00am.

Due to encountering an unexpected utility on Louis Drive, construction activities are expected to be limited for several days next week. No Parking signs will be adjusted to provide residents with additional parking during the reduced construction activities. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Paving Rowland and Redwood Blvd

Starting on Thursday 3/23 a paving crew will be performing the final paving over the trench sections on Rowland and Redwood Blvd. Below is a map to provide more details. The yellow line represents the area that will be paved this week. The blue-green line represents the area that pipe has been installed and is being tested. This section will be paved in the future once it has passed a hydrostatic test. If the weather cooperates, the paving crew should be done with this section by Friday 3/24.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Bike Path Update

Good news! The bike path will reopen for use on Saturday 3/18/17. Weather permitting, some work will still take place during normal work hours next week. While work is ongoing the shuttle service will be provided. If work is not taking place, the path will be open to use. Thank you for your patience.

Week of 3/20/17

West Project:
Weather permitting, mainline installation will continue on Entrada for another 2-3 working days, then continue to Ignacio Blvd. towards the Country Club.  A second crew that is installing the recycled water lateral and meter will be through following the mainline for another 2-3 days total, although it may be intermittent work. This will be a small crew, about 5 workers. A third crew will be repairing sidewalk, curb, and gutter on Redwood Blvd as well.           

East Project:
Also weather permitting, mainline installation will continue on Vintage Way to Rowland Blvd, and then to Rowland Way. This will all be conducted at night. Working hours are 10:00PM-8:00AM. We ask you to please be extra cautious while driving through the area. The flaggers will do their best to get you through and if you have any questions or need help, please don't hesitate to ask one of them. A second crew will also be working at Slade Park excavating a pit for the bore and jack operation that will install pipe underneath the SMART Railroad tracks. This work will be performed during normal daytime working hours.

***Edit 3/20/17: Working hours are 10:00PM-8:00AM for the East side night work.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Update March 10, 2017

West Project 

Mainline pipe installation will continue S Novato Blvd. on Monday, and continue for one or two more days. We are doing our best to keep traffic moving. Please be courteous and respect our flaggers and crew. They want you to get home safely just as quickly as they do!

The crew will be focused on the bike path re-opening and subsequent work will include main line installation onto Entrada Dr. 

Bike Path Closure Extended to 3/17/17

The S. Novato bike path closure will continue through Friday, March 17. While we apologize for any inconvenience, the shuttle service running from Entrada to S. Novato at Redwood Blvd. will continue. 

The hours of operation will be 6am to 8pm, and shuttles will continue to make round trips about every 20 minutes. 

East Project

Mainline installation will continue along Vintage Way. Some more hard rock was encountered this week which slowed progress, but we are hopeful to get out of it soon. Next up will be a shift to night work for the intersection of Vintage Way and Rowland Blvd. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Work on Entrada Drive

You will see Ghilotti Construction “No Parking” signs on Entrada as early as Monday, March 13, 2017. This is the surefire signal that work is coming! Current schedule shows work continuing for 10-12 business days on Entrada Dr. starting March 15, 2017, then continuing East on Ignacio Blvd.

Crews will start installing pipeline from the cul de sac near Dollhouses, Trains, and More and continue north along Entrada Dr. There will be parking restrictions and possible hold times for through traffic of up to four (4) minutes, but there will always be a way in and out. Please plan to give yourselves a few extra minutes to come and go during our work. Flag down a worker in a vest if you need assistance.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Intersection of Redwood Blvd and S Novato Blvd

Work will be taking place within the intersection of Redwood Blvd and S Novato Blvd on Wednesday 3/8 and Thursday 3/9. Traffic will be impacted. Flaggers will be working to get everyone through as quickly as possible, especially during the morning commute. Thank you for your patience.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Bike Path Closure Update 3/6/17

Work has been progressing well on the bike path. It will be completely closed until March 13. Starting March 13, it will be closed only during working hours for approximately 2 weeks. The shuttle service will continue during periods of closure. The pick up points will continue to be along S Novato Blvd in the turnout with no parking signs and at the End of Entrada Blvd near the hobby shop.

Week of 3/6/17

West Project:
Mainline pipe installation will continue starting at the intersection of S Novato Blvd and Redwood and then head east on S Novato Blvd. Work on the S Novato Blvd bike path will also continue. There will be a smaller crew installing services along Redwood Blvd and also potholing in various locations throughout the project.

East Project:
Mainline installation will continue along Vintage Way. Some hard rock was encountered last week which slowed progress, but we are hopeful to get out of it soon. There will also be a small crew installing steel brackets on the bridge going over Novato creek. You may also see a small potholing operation in various parts of the alignment.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Bike Path Closure

Thankfully the weather has given us the break we needed to start the bike path work. Our plan is to close the path at 7:00AM Monday, 2/27 at which time shuttle service will start.  The locations for shuttle pickup and dropoff will be a section of the parking area on S Novato Blvd and the far east end of Entrada; see Google maps attached.  The shuttle schedule will run from 7:00AM to 11:00PM Monday, 2/27 and then from 5:00AM to 11:00PM daily for the two week closure period which is scheduled to end on 3/12.  After the full closure period, the shuttle will run weekdays from 7:30AM to 5:00PM for approximately 2 additional weeks for the path work to be completed.  During this time the path will be open after hours and on weekends.

Week of 2/27/17

West Project:
Mainline installation will continue on Redwood Blvd starting near Seascape Dr and heading South.

There will also be a small crew working on Redwood Blvd near Corinthian Ct for approximately 2 days.

Bike path work will start on Monday as well. There are more details posted in the post above.

East Project:
Potholing operations will continue throughout the alignment. Mainline installation is planned to start Monday morning near Costco and headed North on Vintage Way. There may be a second crew starting mainline installation north of the bridge on Rowland Way, but that has not been finalized yet.

A small crew will also be working on installing mounting brackets on the bridge on Rowland Way.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Week of 2/20/2017

West Project:
Mainline installation will start on the South side of the bike path on Redwood Blvd. Based on the current forecast, this probably won't start until mid-late week though. A smaller crew will be working on Redwood Blvd on the North side of the bike path installing services and appurtenances.

East Project:
Potholing operations will continue near Vintage Oaks and Rowland Way. We are hopeful that mainline installation will also start near Costco and head North on Vintage Way. This is also weather dependent, but looks likely for mid-late week.

Bike Path Closure Update 2/17/2017

We need to postpone the closure of the S Novato Blvd Bike Path again due to weather. We are targeting 2/27/17 as the start of closure, but that is still weather dependent. Stay tuned as we will continue to update the blog as we get closer.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Week of 2/13/17

West Project:
Pipeline installation on Redwood Blvd is scheduled to start back up on Monday. There will be some work taking place at the base of the bike path that connects Redwood Blvd starting Tuesday or Wednesday and should last 1-2 days. The path will remain open, but there may be some brief delays. Once that is complete, operations will then shift to Redwood Blvd on the south side of the bike path and working toward S Novato Blvd.

East Project:
There will be some potholing taking place near Vintage Oaks on Monday and Tuesday. Pipeline installation will start on Wednesday near Costco and head North on Vintage way.

Bike Path Closure Update

Based on the current forecast, the bike path closure will be postponed and is scheduled to start 2/21/17. This start date is again weather dependent and we will keep you posted as we get closer to the start of work.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

2/2/17 and Week of 2/6/17

Work on the west contract has been slowed due to rain. Once there is a break in the weather, they will get back to mainline pipe installation on Redwood. Pipe will be installed to the base of the bike path that connects Redwood. For the couple of days that work is taking place in that area you should expect minor delays, but the path will remain open. Once the pipe is installed at the base of the path, we will jump ahead to the other side of the path and continue installation in the roadway along Redwood Blvd.

On the east side, there will be a small crew potholing near Vintage Oaks. Potholing will continue into next week as well. If the rain lets up, mainline installation should start later next week near Costco.

Bike Path Closure Update 2/2/2017

Based on the weather forecast for next week, the bike closure will be postponed. We are now looking at a 2 week closure starting 2/13/17. But again, that date is weather dependent. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

S Novato Bike Path Closure

There will be work starting on the bike path that runs from S Novato Blvd to Entrada Blvd along Hwy 101 starting soon. Weather permitting, the path will be closed from 2/6/2017 to 2/19/2017. There will then be a few weeks of work immediately following that will require the path to be closed only during work hours. During these times that the path is closed a shuttle service will be provided for bicyclists and pedestrians. The exact details are still being worked out and we will be sure to post them as soon as they are finalized. The purpose of this post is to give advanced notice to any people who may use the path on a regular basis.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Week of 1/23/17

The weather forecast is looking good in terms of getting back to mainline installation on Redwood Blvd towards the later part of next week. You will likely see some potholing activities on Entrada Blvd and Ignacio Blvd early to mid week as well.

On the East project, we expect to see some light construction activity such as installation of project signs, storm water pollution prevention measures, and mobilizing equipment.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

1/13/17 and Week of 1/16/17

The weather has slowed us down again. There will be some potholing taking place on Friday 1/13/17 on S Novato Blvd near Rowland Blvd. Mainline installation on Redwood Blvd may continue next week as well, but that is weather dependent. After rain storms, the off haul site needs some time to dry out. So even if the rain has stopped, that does not always mean we can get right back to work.

On the East side, you will likely see some activity starting early next week. The construction impacts will be light; mostly installation of project signs, temporary fencing, and work of that nature. Once all of the prep work is finished, the real heavy work will start near Slade park. Please stay tuned for more updates.