Storm Drain Project to Begin in Brookings
Work to install a replacement storm drain line from the vicinity of Brookings City Hall to Highway 101 is scheduled to begin June 6, City Manager Gary Milliman said today.
The $493,680 project will include installing approximately 520 lineal feet of 48-inch diameter storm drain pipe and three manholes, and constructing a storm drain inlet structure on MacLynn Creek adjacent to the City Hall parking lot. The project will also include filling and abandoning the existing pipe, sidewalk repair, street and parking lot paving and water line relocation.
The project was precipitated by the failure of a section of the existing 30-inch storm drain serving this area last year, creating a large sink hole in the City Hall parking lot and extending into Elk Drive. Construction of the replacement storm drain was delayed until June due to weather conditions, and to avoid conflicts with the just-concluded Azalea Festival.
Construction will impact the use of the privately owned parking lots servicing Chase Bank and the Chetco Pharmacy building, and the City Hall main parking lot. Traffic will be diverted around the construction area in several different configurations as the progress of construction progresses to maintain access to businesses and City Hall.
"People driving in to this part of town will need to be alert for traffic pattern changes that will be made with little notice," Milliman said, noting that Elk Drive and Frontage Road will be closed to traffic from time to time. "There will also be a lot of construction equipment and large trucks moving through the area."
Milliman said much of the work in the pharmacy and bank parking lots will take place at night to try and minimize conflicts between customer vehicles and construction equipment. Parking spaces will be available at both locations.
A limited number of parking spaces will be available for public use on the west side of the City Hall building near the Fire Station. Access to the drive-up utility billing station, U.S. mail box and County ballot box will be disrupted for several weeks.
While the contractor has up to 90 days to complete the project, actual construction activity affecting traffic in the area is expected to be concluded within four weeks. The contractor is Central Pipeline of White City.