The following is a press release issued by the City of Ukiah:
On the south side (Mill to Gobbi), crews are working to install new storm drains along the west side of the street and replace the sewer main; work will progress from south (Gobbi) to the north (near Mill). No interruptions to utility service are anticipated.
Looking ahead a little further, we’ll start to see the project extend south toward Cherry Street. Beginning mid-November, work will begin to replace the sewer lines, which are located roughly in the center of State Street. Both directions of travel will remain open, and driveways are not expected to be impacted.
On the north side (Norton to Henry), lots of work is happening on the sidewalks. The entire east side has been demolished, and new curbs and gutters are being framed. Sidewalk demolition has also begun on the west side, with base rock being installed immediately after demo for pedestrian access. Following that, electric lines, irrigation lines, and pouring the concrete curbs and gutters…and finally new sidewalks. This work is progressing much more quickly than it did in Phase One, as there are fewer intersections to contend with. There are four separate crews, all mobilized at the same time. It’s a race against the weather now…as concrete work cannot be done when it’s too cold and wet.
Where will the work occur? Constructing new storm drains and replacing sewer lines on the south side, working northbound from Gobbi/State; on the north side, work will primarily be occurring on the sidewalks on both sides of State Street.
What are the construction days/hours? Construction hours will be Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Will there be dust and noise? Yes. There will be some noise associated with both sections of work, but less dust now that we’ve had some rain.
Will there be any disruptions to parking access or streets? Yes. On-street parking in the construction zone will be closed. Pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained at all times. Through traffic on State Street will be allowed in both directions. Traffic signals at Gobbi/State and Mill/State will be on flash.