Water Main Replacement Project

Update 12/04/2019:

Tomorrow's work is dependant on weather and safety conditions. As of now, work is intended to proceed as follows:

For tomorrow, Thursday December 5th, the contractor will be tying in the new main to the existing main on Alta Vista Drive and Vista Circle Drive. They also intend to be 'potholing' at Woodland Drive and Alta Vista Drive to begin tying in the mains there.

They will continue to test the new main line for pressure and flushing. You may see water flowing down to the wash from the project while flushing. The water that enters the wash will be diverted to the City's settling ponds and recaptured.

If you know of anybody that wants to be included in the project Nixle updates, please have them send contact infomation (mobile and or email) to jcarlson@cityofsierramadre.com.


Update 12/02/2019:

Alta Vista Drive will continue to be closed. 

Inclement weather may alter the schedule. Tomorrow (Tuesday), the contractor will be installing services and hydrant laterals. Some interruptions may occur but they will allow you to drive by. They will continue to test the new main line for pressure and flushing. You may see water flowing down to the wash from the project while flushing. All water in the wash is diverted to the Settling Ponds at the City property on Grandview for recapture.

If you know of anybody that wants to be included in the project Nixle updates please have them send an email to jcarlson@cityofsierramadre.com.


Update 12/01/2019:

Alta Vista Drive will continue to be closed. 
Inclement weather may alter the schedule. Monday the contractor is scheduled to test the new main line for pressure and flush it. You may see water flowing down to the wash from the project while flushing. All water in the wash is diverted to the Settling Ponds at the City property on Grandview for recapture.
If you know of anybody that wants to be included in the project Nixle updates please have them send an email to jcarlson@cityofsierramadre.com.

Update 11/27/2019:

ENJOY THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Alta Vista Drive will continue to be closed. 
If you know of anybody that wants to be included in the Nixle updates for this project, please have them send an email to jcarlson@cityofsierramadre.com


Update 11/25/2019 4:40PM:

Due to an emergency, Sunnyside Lane will be closed until around 8:00 PM.

While digging today the contractor found an abandoned Gas service line. The Gas Company will be making the repairs and abandoned service line appropriately. Please use an alternate route and stay away from the area as they make the repair.

Alta Vista Drive will continue to be closed.

Tomorrow, Sunnyside Lane will closed, all residents on Middle Brookside and Sunnyside Lane will need to have their vehicles outside the work area before 8am. It looks like Tuesday will be the last day of major work this week which means Sunnyside Lane and Woodland will be open starting Wednesday through the weekend.

If you know of anybody that wants to be included in the project Nixle updates please have them send an email to tvoong@cityofsierramadre.com

Update 11/24/2019
Sunnyside Lane will be closed 8am - 5pm. Alta Vista remains closed from Woodland to old Fire Station
Alta Vista Drive will continue to be closed from Woodland Drive to the Old Fire Station.  There will be no work on Thursday or Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Monday:  Sunnyside Lane will be closed from 8am-5pm.  All residents on Middle Brookside and Sunnyside Lane will need to have their vehicles outside of the work area before 8am.

The Contractor will continue work on Sunnyside Lane Monday through Wednesday.  The City's crew will be assisting residents moving through the work area to access vehicles parked below.

If you know of anybody that wants to be included in the project Nixle updates, please have them send contact information (mobile number and/or email) to tvoong@cityofsierramadre.com

Update 11/22/2019

Alta Vista will remain closed from Woodland Drive to old Fire Station. All other roads open through weekend.
There will be no work on Thursday or Friday next week in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
On Monday, Sunnyside Lane will be closed again from 8:00am to 5:00pm.  Residents of middle Brookside Lane and Sunnyside Lane will need to have vehicles outside the work area before 8:00am.

If you know anybody that wants to be included in the project Nixle updates, have them send contact information (mobile number and/or email to
tvoong@cityofsierramadre.com

Update 11/21/2019

Woodland will be open tomorrow. Sunnyside Lane (& Middle Brookside) will be closed.

Tomorrow Sunnyside Lane will closed, All residents on Middle Brookside and Sunnyside Lane will need to have their vehicles out before 8am.

The Contractor will be installing the 10” water main on Sunnyside Lane. The City crew will be assisting drivers in reaching their vehicles outside the work area.

If you know of anybody that wants to be included in the project Nixle updates please have them send an email to jcarlson@cityofsierramadre.com



Update 11/20/2019 4PM: 

Woodland Drive will be OPEN tomorrow. Alta Vista Drive continues to be closed.

Tomorrow the contractor will be installing hydrant laterals on Woodland Drive. Please be patient and they will allow you to drive by.

On Sunnyside Lane and Brookside Lane they will be pot holing for the shutdown of the 12” water main on that street. Again be patient and they will help you drive by.

The City crew will be connecting water services to the effected residents so there won’t be in any interruption of service. Testing continues for the line on Alta Vista Drive and they will also be testing the main on Woodland Drive.

If you know of anybody that wants to be included in the project Nixle updates please have them send an email to jcarlson@cityofsierramadre.com.



Update 11/19/2019 4:45PM:

Woodland Dr and Sunnyside Lane now open. Will be open tomorrow all day. Alta Vista Dr. remains closed.

Today the contractor back-filled the trenches and covered them with asphalt. With the threat of rain tomorrow, they will be planning on small areas of construction without interruption of traffic. Testing continues for the line on Alta Vista Drive and they will begin testing the main on Woodland Drive.

If you know of anybody that wants to be included in the project Nixle updates, please have them send their contact information (mobile phone and/or email) to jcarlson@cityofsierramadre.com.

Update 11/18/2019 5:00PM

Woodland open for the night and will be closed tomorrow at 8:00am

Today the contractor was able to install the rest of the 10" water main on Woodland Drive.  They were also able to install 3 meter service lines.
Tomorrow they will be installing one additional service line and backfilling the trench with concrete/sand backfill material.  With the treat of rain later in the week, they will be paving the first layer of asphalt over the trench.

If you know of anybody that wants to be included in the project Nixle updates, please have them send their contact information (mobile phone and or email) to jcarlson@cityofsierramadre.com

Update 11/17/2019

Woodland Drive will be closed again tomorrow.  Please have your vehicles moved before 8:00am. Thank you for your cooperation.  This week will consist of the installation of new meters and services lines which will cross the street.  There will be some flushing of water through the new water main on Alta Vista in preparation of testing.  Please note that this flushed water will be captured at the Camillo diversion or E. Grand View inlet and piped to the spreading basins.  After testing on Tuesday, this section will be tied in to the system and the old main will be abandoned. If you know of anybody that wants to be included in the project's Nixle updates, please have them send thier contact information (cell phone and/or email) to jcarlson@cityofsierramadre.com

Update 11/15/2019 4:30PM

Woodland Drive is open. No work over the weekend. The construction plates will be in place over the weekend and please use care driving over them. Thank you for your cooperation this week.  Next week will begin with the installation of new meters and service lines crossing the street.  Woodland Drive will be closed again at 8:00am on Monday morning. Alta Vista Drive completed the pressure testing and is now being disinfected over the weekend.  After testing next Tuesday, this section will be tied in to the system and the old main will be abandoned. If you know anybody that wants to be included in the project's Nixle updates, please direct them to send contact information (cell phone and/or email) to jcarlson@cityofsierramadre.com. Have a great weekend!

Update 11/14/2019 4:30PM: 

Woodland Drive is now open, but please be careful driving over the construction plates.

The contractor is continuing to make good progress, however they did not get quite as far as expected today. They will be continuing on Woodland Drive tomorrow with the expectation of reaching Alta Vista Drive.

Although some cars were allowed through today, to help the project move faster and ensure the safety of the workers and drivers, please have your cars moved out of the area before 8:00AM tomorrow. Please do not expect the road to be open after 8:00AM. The road will be reopened as soon as it can be.

To receive notifications via phone or email, please send your contact information (email and/or phone number) to jcarlson@cityofsierramadre.com

Update 11/13/2019: Please be careful driving over the construction plates.  The Contractor made good progress today working around many obstacles including trenching under the center gutter. They will be continuing on Woodland Drive tomorrow with the expectation of reaching Alta Vista Drive. Please remember to have your cars moved out of the area before 8:00am tomorrow.

Thank you very much for your continued patience!


Update 11/12/2019: 
On Wednesday, the crews will begin trenching on Wooldand Drive at Sunnyside Lane; working thier way to the south. Woodland Drive will be closed between 8:00am and 5:00pm.  This will affect all residents on Sunnyside Lane, Middle Brookside Lane, Upper Brookside Lane and Woodland Drive above Alta Vista Drive.  Please remember to have your vehicle parked below Alta Vista before 8:00am.

Update 11/12/2019: 
The Contractor has notified the City this morning that they will not be working on Woodland Drive today, and will need to complete some items on Alta Vista Drive.  There will be no Woodland Drive closure today.  The contractor has indicated that they will begin the Woodland Drive work tomorrow (Wednesday 11/13) and Woodland Drive will be closed from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

To receive notifications via phone or email, please send your contact information (email and/or phone number) to jcarlson@cityofsierramadre.com


Update 11/07/2019: DUE TO UNFORESEEN ISSUES WITH THE INSTALLATION ON ALTA VISTA DR., IT IS TAKING LONGER TO INSTALL THAN ANTICIPATED. THE PROJECTION NOW IS FOR THE PROJECT TO REACH WOODLAND DR. ON TUESDAY THE 12TH. THE CONTRACTOR AND CITY CREWS ARE MAKING EVERY EFFORT TO BE SAFE AND EFFICIENT AS THEY INSTALL THE NEW WATER MAIN IN THE CANYON STREETS.

List of where you can find Public Works Project information updates: 

  • cityofsierramadre.com

  • Official City Facebook Page, City of Sierra Madre

  • Signs on Woodland Dr. with updates for Road Closures

  • Nixle Alerts

  • Posted Notice at Mary's Market

Parking on Sturtevant, Mt Trail, Teresa, and Canon will be available without overnight permits during the project.

In case of inclement weather, it may be necessary to reschedule the contractor’s operation. We truly appreciate your understanding and patience without we couldn’t complete this work as quickly as possible. We thank you for your cooperation. If you should have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the City of Sierra Madre Public Works Department at (626) 355-6615.