Expect delays during sewer construction

The City of Ventura and Ventura Water have begun a major sewer line replacement project in the midtown area; from Brent Street and the Five Points intersection, along Main Street to Lemon Grove Avenue at Channel Drive.  The project is scheduled to be completed in late fall 2016.

This project will replace aging (more than 50 years old), fractured, undersized infrastructure with new sewer pipes to improve reliability and capacity, and to meet the needs of our residents and business community.  In addition to meeting the future needs of our citizens, the sewer line replacement is necessary for the hospital expansion in the adjacent Wellness District.

Work will take place between 7am and 4pm, Monday through Friday, and “No Parking” signs will be posted on affected streets during construction.  During the day, westbound traffic on Main Street will have one lane open on the north side and two lanes open at night; there will be minimal lane closures eastbound.  During the project Lemon Grove Avenue will be closed to traffic for approximately one week.  Signs will help alert motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to detours and alternate parking options.

Businesses along Main Street, on Brent Street and in the area will remain open during construction, and customers are encouraged to continue supporting our local business community.

For questions about this project, contact the City of Ventura’s Construction and Survey Manager Loree Pryce, 658-4704, lpryce@cityofventura.net.  For urgent or after-hours issues, contact Toro Construction, Alex Marquez at 432-0065.

Sewer line replacement project information is available online at www.cityofventura.net/pw/construction.

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