The following is a press release issued by the City of Ukiah:
On the south side (Mill to Gobbi), crews are installing new sewer laterals; these are the pipes that connect the main line in the street to each of the buildings; work will progress from south (Gobbi) to the north (near Mill). Following that work, pending cooperative weather, crews will begin replacing the sewer line between Gobbi and Cherry. In this area, the sewer is roughly in the center of the street. Therefore, travel lanes will continue to be open in both directions, and driveways are not expected to be impacted. Please drive carefully around construction crews.
On the north side (Norton to Henry), lots of work is happening on the sidewalks on both sides of the street. Most of both sides have been demolished, and new curbs and gutters are being framed, and sidewalks are being poured. Impacted businesses/residents will be notified in advance of any impacts to driveways. Additionally, we’ll begin to see the bases for the new streetlights installed.
No work on Thursday or Friday!
Where will the work occur? Installing new sewer laterals on the south side, working northbound from Gobbi/State; on the north side, work will be occurring on the sidewalks on both sides of State Street.
What are the construction days/hours? Construction hours will be Monday-Wednesday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. (no construction on Thursday or Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday).
Will there be dust and noise? Yes. There will be some noise associated with both sections of work, though not much dust, thanks to the wetter weather.
Will there be any disruptions to parking access or streets? Yes. On-street parking in the construction zone will be closed; however, we are working to open up some (temporary) on-street parking on the east side of North State Street. 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.
More construction news…next week, the downtown ice skating rink starts to go up!
The ice skating rink will be located on the 300 block of South School Street in downtown Ukiah, on the west side of Alex Thomas Plaza. That block will be closed to traffic and parking from November 20th through approximately January 22nd (or later depending on weather conditions).
Ukiah on Ice will open to the public on Saturday, December 2nd and will remain open daily, including holidays, through Sunday, January 14th.
The year-round farmers’ market will continue to meet every Saturday at a location adjacent to the ice rink on School Street.
And last but not least, on behalf of the City of Ukiah and all of our construction crews, I would like to thank you for your patience through all of this work to improve our community. We know it’s inconvenient, messy, noisy, and disruptive…but as one of my coworkers has said, “you can’t make an omelet without breaking some eggs.” So THANK YOU, Ukiah, for bearing with us! We wish you and yours a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.