We reported yesterday how construction crews working to repair 1920's era sewer lines had severed a gas main under Johnson St., up the hill from Bridgeway and Caledonia.
The City has now reported that the contractors accidentally cut into the gas main a second time today.
Is anyone else thinking, "Is BP doing the sewer work for Sausalito on this project?"
The contractor is replacing the sanitary sewer main beneath Johnson St., as well as the sewer laterals from the main to the curb. They'll also repair the storm drain and install new traffic signal detectors at the corner of Johnson and Bridgeway.
Pavement will be removed and replaced between Bridgeway and Caledonia, and the surface repaved from Caledonia to Girard.
Here's the statement the City released today about the accidents (and, to their credit, they got the word out fast):
It is necessary to cut the concrete pavement to gain access to the sanitary sewer main. On Thursday June 17th and again on Friday June 18th, a concrete saw cut through gas lines located just below the pavement. The gas lines are believed to have been installed in the 1920's when the roadway was constructed. The gas line locations do not conform with current standards and practices. These accidents required the detour of traffic. We have directed the contractor to adjust their practices. We apologize for these accidents and the inconveniences of detour.
The contractor will need to place detours from time to time. There will also be periods where traffic will be halted. These are expected to be rare and of short periods of time (5-20 minutes). Detours will be placed to respond to accidents as they occur.
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