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Forecast: Construction Ahead

Sewer construction begins this week that will impact parking lots near City Hall and the farmers market and is expected to last through next May, says an update from the city manager, outlining several construction projects underway throughout town.

Notices are to be sent to all parking lot permit holders.

The work includes new underground sewer pipelines, backup systems and new odor control system, the update says.

The Laguna Beach County Water District is also at work, currently replacing five fire hydrants along North Coast Highway between Aster Street and Myrtle Street. Lane closures are necessary and the work is scheduled to be completed by Jan. 6.

There will also be construction to replace the beach accesses at Oak Street and Mountain Road beginning Dec. 19. The stairways will be closed and signs will be posted to direct beachgoers to adjacent beach access points, the update says. The project is scheduled to be completed in May 2017.

Looking ahead, South Coast Water District is tentatively scheduled to conduct potholing work Jan. 4-16. This will be between Aliso Creek Beach to Ninth Avenue, on the northbound lane. Pipeline construction is tentatively scheduled to start Jan. 31 through next March. Two crews will conduct pipeline construction from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Sunday through Thursday, the update says.

 

Storm Prep Underway

Pre-filled sandbags are available at no cost to Laguna Beach residents and business owners, who may need them to secure their property due to a forecasted storm.

The bags will be available daily at either the ACT V Parking Lot, 1900 Laguna Canyon Road, or the inland parking lot of Aliso Beach, 31118 Coast Highway.

Free, unfilled sandbags are available at the city’s four fire stations.

The city is also doing its part to protect the community, Jordan Villwock, the city’s emergency coordinator, says in a statement. Preparation includes cleaning the Laguna Canyon channel, maintaining public terrace drains and manholes, and urging residents to clear rain gutters and yard drains and sand bag flood prone areas.

 

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