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TUD Begins Sewer Rehabilitation Project in Sonora

THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2020:

The Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD or District) started the 2020 Cured-In-Place-Pipe (CIPP) Sewer Rehabilitation Project this week in Sonora. This high priority project was identified in the District’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and consists of the installation of 5,000 lineal feet of cured-in-place-pipe ranging from 8” to 10” diameters at various locations within the District’s service area.

In February, the District’s Board of Directors awarded the CIPP contract to Express Sewer and Drain, Inc. of Sacramento in the amount of $204,300. Express Sewer and Drain, Inc. kicked off the Cured-In-Place-Pipe project today and construction work will continue over the next two weeks in various locations as follows:

April 9 – 10, 2020 – Columbia Way in Sonora between Dane Lane and Highway 49. This section of the road will be closed.

April 13 – 17, 2020 – One-way traffic controls will be in place between Dane Lane and North Washington Street.

April 20 – 22, 2020 – One-way traffic controls in place on Racetrack Road between West Walnut Street and 11395 Racetrack Road.

All work and traffic controls will be in place between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM each day through April 22, 2020 when the project is expected to be complete. Motorists can expect 10 minute traffic delays with one-way traffic controls in place, but are asked to avoid these areas if possible.

The District owns and operates over 140 miles of collection sewer pipeline. Using the CIPP technique has proven to be a cost-effective alternative to dig and replace pipeline methods. In the  District’s CIP plan allocates a budget of $300,000 annually for each Fiscal Year from 2020-2024.

TUD appreciates the community’s cooperation and support as it works to improvement the District’s collection sewer system, and asks motorists to drive with caution through the project construction zone.

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