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Water Pipeline Repairs Prompt Traffic Closures

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    Portions of F Street will close for construction starting Monday as city workers begin repairs on a deteriorating 102-year-old water pipeline.

    According to the City of San Diego, the “F Street Emergency Water Main Project” will impact traffic on F Street between 14th Street and Park Boulevard Monday through Friday.

    Daily construction hours run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and to facilitate the construction work, some surrounding roads and parking lots will be temporarily closed. (For a map of the impacted area, see below).

    Traffic detours will be set up in the area until the pipeline construction project is completed. The City wants to remind motorists to use caution when driving through the construction zone and abide by posted detour and “No Parking” signs.

    The $1 million pipeline project will repair a 16-inch diameter cast iron main located near 10th and F Street that ruptured this past February, causing flooding and significant property damage.

    The City says the pipeline is more than 102 years old and has reached the end of its service life.

    Workers will replace around 1,600 linear feet of cast iron water main along F Street and 20 water connections. Once that’s done, workers will install curb ramps and resurface the streets.

    The City says the date of completion for this project is undetermined, due to unforeseen conditions below ground. For more information on this construction project, click here.