by the Department of Public Works that a sewer rehabilitation project at the corner of York Boulevard and North Figueroa Street would be completed by the end of the month was off by at least five weeks. The projct won't be complete until at least the end of the first week of October, a Council District 14 staffer told Patch on Friday.
According to the CD 14 representative, the Department of Public Works still needs to resurface stretches of York Boulevard and North Figueroa. However, the main reason for the delay was that DPW needed to switch contractors at the last minute.
The change was made, the staffer said, becuase DPW still needs to replace a sewer pipe that runs below York Boulevard and connects to the Hamlet Street.
The switch was made to a contracter who was more experienced in doing below-ground boring, which would preclude the need to dig up the road at York Boulevard and Hamlet Street and lead to more traffic re-routing.
A spokesperson for DPW could not be reached for this story.
Through the The $2.24 million project, DPW crews are constructing a new relief sewer from Arroyo Glen Street to Meridian Street. The relief sewer will ultimately connect to the Avenue 45/Arroyo Drive Relief Sewer. The project consists of installing 0.70 miles of 15 to 21-inch sewer lines. The sewer will relieve capacity for the 8 and 12-inch sewer along Figueroa Street between Marmion Way and Meridian Street.