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Applegate Regional Sewer Pipeline Project

Map of Project Area

Project Description
To comply with an enforcement order from the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, Placer County will be installing a pump station and pipeline to convey Applegate’s wastewater to the existing sewer collection system for treatment at the SMD 1 Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in North Auburn and, ultimately, decommissioning the treatment ponds at the Applegate WWTP.

Project Location

The new pump station will be constructed on Applegate Road near Merry Lane. The pipeline will run approximately 5.5 miles from the new pump station in Applegate, along Applegate Road, Placer Hills Road, Sugar Pine Road, and Winchester Club Drive where it will connect to the existing collection system between Deer Run and Lodge View Drive.

What to Expect

  • Large trucks and trenching equipment in roadways (traffic control will be implemented; delays are possible).
  • Construction hours from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, weekdays (possible weekend or night work).
  • Minimal impacts to driveway access and sewer service (no impacts to private septic systems).
  • Prior notification regarding changes to work hours, sewer service impacts, or private property access.
  • Clipper Gap Road Park & Ride will be inaccessible during part of the project; signs will be posted in advance.

Point Of Contact
Walt Schwall, Senior Civil Engineer
(530) 886-4942
wschwall@placer.ca.gov

Project Funding
The $7.67M project is funded, in part, by a $2.1M grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The Placer County General Fund has paid $975,000 and approximately $4.6M of the total Project cost is a loan from the Solid Waste Management Enterprise Fund. It is not anticipated that the Applegate CSA [County Service Area] will generate sufficient revenues during the proposed loan term to repay the annual interest; therefore, the repayment obligation will likely fall to the County General Fund.

Project Schedule

· June 2012 - Early October 2012: Pipeline construction along Placer Hills Road, west of I-80, to connection in Winchester.

· Mid-August 2012 - Mid-November 2012: Underground crossing of I-80 (details on impacts to Clipper Gap Park & Ride below in January Update)

· July 2012 - March 2013: Construction of pump station

· Early September 2012 - December 2012: Pipeline construction from pump station site to east side of I-80

· Mid-April 2013 - Anticipated construction completion

Monthly Project Updates

April 2013

A slurry seal and new striping will be applied, April 2nd and 3rd, to the sections of the road that were impacted as part of the Project.

THE CLIPPER GAP PARK & RIDE WILL BE CLOSED ON TUESDAY, APRIL 2ND, FOR RESEALING.
Expect lane closures and traffic delays as a result.

Construction of the pump station will be completed this month.

March 2013

Construction of the pump station will continue this month.

Asphalt paving on Applegate Road will be completed by March 5th, and sealing and striping applications to the road are anticipated for later in the month.

February 2013

Construction of the pump station will continue this month.

Repaving of the impacted roadways, including the Clipper Gap Park & Ride, will take place when temperatures rise and provide better conditions for the finished product.

January 2013

Connection of the force main to the boring section, on both the east and west side of I-80, is anticipated to take place in early January.

NOTE: THE CLIPPER GAP PARK & RIDE WILL BE CLOSED THE WEEK OF JANUARY THE 14TH, FOR OPEN TRENCHING ACTIVITY.

Installation of the force main along Applegate Road, including trenching and re-paving, as well as installation of air release and blow-off valves along the alignment should be complete by the end of the month.

Construction of the pump station will continue this month.

December 2012

Connection of the force main to the boring section is anticipated to take place in late December, requiring closure of the Clipper Gap Park & Ride for up to a week due to open trenching activity.

Installation of the force main along Applegate Road, including trenching and re-paving, should be complete by the end of December.

Installation of air release and blow-off valves will occur along the alignment this month.

Construction of the pump station will continue this month.

November 2012

Installation of the force main and paving, west of I-80 to Winchester, is complete.

Installation of the force main along Applegate Road, between the new lift station at Merry Lane and the Clipper Gap Park & Ride, will continue through November and into the first weeks of December.

Boring under I-80 is taking longer than originally anticipated by the contractor and is expected to be complete by mid-November.

Construction of the pump station, described in the September update, will continue this month.

October 2012

Installation of the force main along Applegate Road, between the new lift station at Merry Lane and the Clipper Gap Park & Ride, will continue over the next couple months. Work will include saw cutting and pipe installation.

NOTE: THERE WILL BE A TOTAL ROAD CLOSURE IN AT LEAST ONE LOCATION THIS MONTH ON APPLEGATE ROAD WHEN THE PROJECT GOES UNDER THE RAILROAD BRIDGE; MORE DETAILS HERE AS THEY ARE KNOWN.

Boring under I-80 expected to be complete early this month, with connection to pipeline on Placer Hills Road.

Paving will be complete over all newly installed pipelines from west side of I-80 to future connection point in Winchester by late October.

Construction of the pump station, described in the September update, will continue this month.

September 2012

Paving over the new force main from the west side of I-80 to Winchester will be completed in mid-September.

Force main construction on Winchester Club Drive is anticipated to be completed in September. Work will include saw cutting and pipe installation; placement of Air Release Valves (ARV), Blow Off Valves (BOV), and repaving will begin in October.

Installation of the force main along Applegate Road, between the new lift station at Merry Lane and the Clipper Gap Park & Ride, will begin on September 24th. Work will include saw cutting and pipe installation.

NOTE: THERE WILL BE A TOTAL ROAD CLOSURE IN AT LEAST ONE LOCATION ON APPLEGATE ROAD WHEN THE PROJECT GOES UNDER THE RAILROAD BRIDGE; MORE DETAILS HERE AS THEY ARE KNOWN.

Boring under I-80 will continue through September and into the first week of October. There are no anticipated traffic impacts to I-80, but the Clipper Gap Park & Ride will be closed at this time.

Pump station construction activities this month include installation of a water well. Future construction includes completion of Wet Well installation, setting Emergency Storage Tank, preparing the site for the construction of the Chemical/Electrical Building, and installation of a Septic Tank.

August 2012

Contractor will continue to trench, install sewer pipe, backfill and apply temporary paving on Placer Hills Road, from I-80 into Winchester, and along Winchester Club Drive. Saw cutting will also begin along Applegate Road from the Pump Station site at Merry Lane to the Clipper Gap Park & Ride bore site.

The contractor anticipates beginning boring under I-80 the week of August 19 and continuing through mid-September. The Clipper Gap Park & Ride will be closed during this time. Traffic on I-80 will not be affected.

Site preparation for the construction of the pump station at Merry Lane and Applegate Road will continue through mid-August. Construction of the pump station is anticipated to begin mid-August.

July 2012

Construction activities in July will include saw cutting, trenching, sewer pipe installation and temporary paving between I-80 and Sugar Pine Road along Placer Hills Road.
Site preparation for the construction of the pump station at Merry Lane and Applegate Road will begin in mid/late July.

June 2012

Beginning in mid-June, construction crews will begin locating utilities in the roadway by potholing (digging small holes in the road) along Placer Hills Road between I-80 and Sugar Pine Road, as well as saw cutting the roadway to prepare for trenching activities expected to begin in July.

May 2012

Placer County issued the Notice to T&S Construction Co., Inc. of Sacramento, CA on May 7, 2012. Upon contractor's completion of required paperwork and materials delivery, construction is expected to begin in late May. More detail regarding work schedule and locations will be posted here as it becomes available.

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