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Lincoln Avenue Storm Drain Improvement Project Phase III

Lincoln Avenue Storm Drain Improvement Project Phase III




Construction of the project is now complete. This project is expected to improve storm water capacity, and greatly reduce flooding in the Duveneck, St. Francis, Crescent Park, and Community Center area.




Project Description:

This was the third and final phase of the storm drainage system improvements along Lincoln Avenue. New 30- and 42-inch storm drain pipelines were installed along Lincoln Avenue from Middlefield Road to Alma Street and along Alma Street from Lincoln Avenue to Addison Avenue. In addition, new sanitary sewer pipelines were installed along several blocks of Lincoln Avenue from Middlefield Road to Alma Street.

The previously existing storm drain pipeline along Lincoln Avenue was inadequate to convey the storm runoff from the neighborhood. Upgrading the storm drainage system along Channing and Lincoln Avenues was identified as one of the high-priority capital improvements to be funded through the increased Storm Drainage Fee approved by a majority of property owners in 2005. The first phase of the neighborhood storm drainage improvements along Channing Avenue from Newell Road to Lincoln Avenue was completed in 2012, and the second phase improvements along Channing Avenue between Heather Lane and Newell Road and also along Lincoln Avenue between Channing Avenue and Middlefield Road was completed in 2013. The construction of the final phase of improvements was completed in early 2017.

The Channing/Lincoln storm drainage system conveys storm runoff to the San Francisquito Creek Storm Water Pump Station constructed in 2008. Drainage system performance along Channing and Lincoln Avenues and throughout portions of the Duveneck, Crescent Park and Community Center neighborhoods will be greatly improved following completion of the storm drain upgrades.

Scope of Work:

This final phase of the storm drain improvement project along Lincoln Avenue directly connects to the previously installed storm drain pipelines from Phases I and II. The work included the installation of a new 30-inch diameter storm drain pipeline along Alma Street from Lincoln Avenue to Addison Avenue, and a new 42-inch-diameter storm drain pipeline along Lincoln Avenue from Middlefield Road to Alma Street. In addition, a new 8-inch-diameter sanitary sewer main was installed along several blocks of Lincoln Avenue parallel to the existing sanitary sewer main in order to relocate sewer services that are in conflict with the alignment of the new storm drain pipeline. With the installation of the new storm drain pipelines, several underground gas and water utility mains and services in conflict with the alignment of the new storm drain pipeline were relocated.

Project Timeline:

  • Construction Completion: March 2017
  • Construction Started: July 2016
  • Council Approval: June 20, 2016
  • Bid Opening Date was June 2, 2016


Project Documents:


Project Notification Flyer


Contact Information:

Public Works Engineering Services Division
Email: pwecips@cityofpaloalto.org

Project Manager: Michel Jeremias
Email: michel.jeremias@cityofpaloalto.org

Project Engineer: Shari Carlet
Email:
shari.carlet@cityofpaloalto.org

Last Updated: June 22, 2017