Arden Area Water Meter Installation Project Begins

Construction is beginning in the Arden Service Area to remove and install 38 miles of water pipeline and install more than 3000 water meters in the Arden area. The Sacramento County Water Agency (SCWA) is conducting this work as to improve flow requirements and meet pipeline standards for a system of old and undersized water mains in the Arden area. 

The entire project will be conducted in seven phases with the first occurring along Fair Oaks Boulevard in the neighborhood near Watt Avenue.

The public should expect delays during daytime hours on residential and minor roads. Work performed on major roads such as Watt Avenue and Fair Oaks Blvd, will be at night beginning July 23rd, to help minimize impacts to traffic. Drivers should be aware of traffic control measures implemented during construction including lane closures, reduction in travel speeds and short detours. There may be multiple crews working throughout the project at any given time.

The following are some of the impacts residents and motorists can expect:

Traffic - Expect delays during daytime hours on residential and minor roads. Work performed on major roads such as Watt Avenue and Fair Oaks Blvd, will be night work to help minimize traffic impacts. There will be traffic control measures implemented during construction including lane closures, reduction in travel speeds and short detours. Watch for signs and flaggers. SCWA urges special attention for the ingress and egress of construction equipment in your area. There may be multiple crews working throughout the project at any given time. 

Tree Trimming - Where access is limited, tree trimming may be necessary in the roadway or the work area. 

Noise - Expect an increase in noise during construction hours. No Project work is scheduled for weekends or holidays unless emergency repairs are necessary. Construction hours for residential and minor streets will be between 8:00am and 3:30pm. Construction hours for night work will be between 8:00pm and 6:00am. 

Road Restoration Work - Varying pavement conditions will exist throughout the construction period. Once water mains are installed, hot-mix asphalt will be placed on top of backfill and will be identified as “Temporary.” Full pavement restorations shall be completed per Sacramento County Department of Transportation (DOT) Standards. Final paving to be completed per the project schedule.

You can follow the progress of the project on the Arden Service Area Distribution webpage.

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