DSRSD Will Relocate Sewer Lift Station for Road Widening
The City of Dublin is widening westbound Dublin Boulevard between Dublin Court and Sierra Court/Civic Plaza from two lanes to three. This is the last segment of Dublin Boulevard to be widened and upgraded with underground utilities. DSRSD and other utility providers are doing some of the work.
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In Phase 1A of the project, a DSRSD contractor is replacing and relocating the underground sewer lift station located across from the Dublin Sports Grounds near Murco Plaza. DSRSD plans to begin construction on August 28 and finish in December 2017.
The project’s total estimated cost is $1.95 million. DSRSD invests a portion of sewer charges over time to pay for projects like these.
How the Work Might Affect Your Commute
Most of the work will be done in and around the Murco Center parking lot. Any work that requires lane closures will be scheduled on Sunday through Thursday nights, starting at 9 p.m. and concluding at 6 a.m. the next day. At least one lane of traffic in each direction will be opened during those hours.
For one short period (less than two weeks), westbound traffic will be detoured onto eastbound lanes during nighttime work hours. No closures of Dublin Boulevard are expected.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please visit www.dublin.ca.gov/roadwork for information on the entire project, construction hours, road closures, roadway improvements, and the telephone number of the city's Public Works Department.
Click the FAQs below to view the answers. If you have other questions, contact the DSRSD Project Manager, Associate Civil Engineer Rudy Portugal, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (925) 875-2251.
Sewer Lift Station Relocation FAQs
Moving the Sewer Lift Station Keeps Future Maintenance Work Out of Traffic
Currently, the lift station is under a sidewalk. Once westbound Dublin Boulevard is widened, the lift station would end up under the roadway. DSRSD is moving the lift station so staff can continue maintaining it without blocking traffic.
The underground lift station is an unseen but vital part of the sanitary sewer system. The system is designed so sewage flows downhill by gravity to the Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility in Pleasanton. The Dublin Boulevard lift station is the only point in the system where sewage is raised in elevation—by 17 feet. This avoids excessively deep trenches for downstream pipes, which would have been more costly to construct.