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 Center. Construction began in September and will continue intermittently through March 2018. The new lift station has been installed. Remaining tasks include electrical work, removing the old lift station, and pavement repairs.
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
No closures of Dublin Boulevard are expected. Any work that requires lane closures will be scheduled on Sunday through Thursday nights, starting at 9 p.m. and concluding by 6 a.m. the next day. At least one lane of traffic in each direction will be open during those hours. Most of the work is being done in and around the Murco Center parking lot.
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.
If you have questions about the DSRSD project, contact the project manager, Associate Civil Engineer Rudy Portugal, at email@example.com or (925) 875-2251.
Photo: An excavator digs a 20-foot-deep trench for a new sewer lift station at the Murco Center on Dublin Boulevard in September 2017.
Moving the Sewer Lift Station Keeps Future Maintenance Work Out of TrafficThe old lift station was under a sidewalk. Once westbound Dublin Boulevard is widened, the lift station would have ended up under the roadway. DSRSD moved 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 sewer system is designed so sewage flows downhill by gravity to the Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility in Pleasanton. The Dublin Boulevard lift station is one of the only points 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.