Updates on pipeline replacement project in Midway District
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The Pacific Beach Pipeline South Replacement Project is replacing approximately 7.6 miles of water main and approximately 1.6 miles of sewer main in the Midway/Pacific Highway Corridor and Mission Bay areas. This project will help the City of San Diego improve service reliability, reduce maintenance needs and lessen the risk of future water main breaks.

What's happening

Construction has begun in the Midway area. This summer, crews are working to replace aging water and sewer pipelines on Midway Drive from Sports Arena Boulevard to Barnett Avenue. Work will occur at night at three different segments along Midway Drive. This work is anticipated to last until September. Then construction will move back to the Mission Bay area. Here are some project specifics: 

Current Construction Area 1: Construction is currently taking place along Midway Drive from Sports Arena Boulevard to Kemper Street. Crews have begun potholing to locate utilities, afterward, they will begin installing a new 16-inch water main. There are no planned extended water outages during construction. Should the need for short service interruptions arise a separate public notice will be distributed to impacted properties. 

Current Construction Area 2: Construction is currently taking place along Midway Drive between East Drive and Riley Street. Crews have begun potholing to locate utilities, once complete, they will begin installing a new sewer main. 

Upcoming Construction Area 3: This summer, construction is anticipated to begin at the intersection of Rosecrans Boulevard and Midway Drive to install a new 16-inch water main. Work is expected to continue on Midway Drive in a southeastern direction for approximately 1,000 feet. There are no planned extended water outages during construction. Should the need for short service interruptions arise a separate public notice will be distributed to impacted properties. 

Be advised that traffic control will be in place and may change. Traffic control along the Midway Drive construction corridor will shift northbound and southbound lanes to a single lane in each direction.

What to expect

Any work that requires water service shut-offs will occur with advanced notice to residents and stakeholders with the distribution of door hangers. 

Always exercise caution near the work zone and note that:

Speeds will be reduced in the construction area;

Safety measures will be implemented to ensure bicyclists and pedestrians will be allowed access throughout the project;

Access to homes, businesses and emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times; and

Road closures, detours and restricted access may be implemented during working hours.

You will receive additional updates as the project progresses.  

Hours and days of construction

Night work: Sunday through Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.*

*Hours may vary based upon construction task and traffic impacts

For specific questions about the Pacific Beach Pipeline South Replacement project:

Call 619-533-4207;

Email engineering@sandiego.gov;

Visit Pacific Beach Pipeline South Replacement Project.

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Scott Hopkins
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June 26, 2018
No plans were made during the nighttime work done on Sports Arena Blvd. north of Midway Drive. After an event at Valley View Casino Center, nearly 13,000 people would leave, many of them heading towards the Intestate 8 East onramp on Sports Arena Blvd. But when they arrived at the intersection of Midway Drive, access to the ramp was completely blocked and the street closed, forcing many drivers, unfamiliar with the area, to have to search for ways to get to the freeway. There were no detour signs or any assistance offered. Very poor planning when it is dark and there are no alternatives given!
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