Santa Cruz Avenue

Cal Water plans to replace the water main on eastbound Santa Cruz Avenue between Olive Street and Orange/Avy Avenue. The replacement project is expected to start in mid-February and end by June 2020.

To prepare for the pipe installation and make necessary connections to residential properties, the roadway will need to be reduced to one-lane using traffic control with flaggers. During the pipe installation, the roadway will need to be completely closed for approximately 4-6 weeks.

For questions and project information, please contact Cal Water at 650-854-5454. You can also stay up to date on weekly traffic impacts by subscribing to the City’s Construction News Update.

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