The Sunset Cliffs Trunk Sewer project is slated to begin in September, stated a city representative at the Ocean Beach Town Council meeting on August 25.
The extensive sewer repair and replacement project — which will tear up one of the main thoroughfares in Ocean Beach — is due to last nine months.
Project engineer Riyadh Makani said that there is the possibility of major impact on traffic: one lane will be closed in sections of involved roadway during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Directors of the project are working with public transportation officials to ease conflict with city bus lines.
The Sunset Cliffs Trunk Sewer project seeks to upgrade and improve the capacity of the 40-year-old trunk sewer lines in parts of Ocean Beach. The project will focus on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard between West Pt. Loma Boulevard, through the cross-street of Pt Loma Avenue. Also, Bacon Street between West Pt. Loma and Long Branch Avenue.
Much of the existing trunk sewer lines on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard are to be replaced; a portion toward Cable Street will be realigned. The trunk-sewer line in place on Long Branch Avenue will be abandoned.
Ocean Beach Town Council boardmember Dave Martin raised a question about possible damage being caused to roads and whether it would be possible to involve other surrounding roads in the resurfacing at the completion of the project, as they are already in poor condition. The city representatives responded that the four-million-dollar project is only funded for the roads directly involved with the sewer lines but that they are amenable to working with other city departments to expand the resurfacing.