DAYTIME SAPP ROAD CLOSURES BEGIN MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013 (see dashed red line on map, below)
Daytime closures of Sapp Road between Klahowya Lane SW and R.W. Johnson Boulevard SW will begin on Monday, July 15, 2013, and will continue for approximately three weeks. Sapp Road will be closed to thru traffic between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday only, until the work is complete. Access for residents to and from their homes will be accommodated by the contractor. Road closure signs and suggested detour routes have been posted in the project vicinity.
The Sapp/Rural/Linwood Water System Improvement Project will continue through the summer with contractor Waunch Construction & Trucking, Inc. A map of the project is attached. Solid red lines on the map indicate the sections of water line that have been completed through Wednesday, July 10, 2013. The dashed green lines indicate the pipe remaining to be installed, and the dashed red line indicates the road closure area.
Please contact the City of Tumwater Public Works Department at (360) 754-4140 for more information.
The Sapp / Rural / Linwood Water Improvements Project provides for:
Project Overview Letter from Public Works Director
- Construction of approximately 6,637 linear feet of 12-inch diameter water main and 210 linear feet of 8-inch diameter water main along portions of Sapp, Rural & Linwood as shown on the project map;
- Installation of a pressure reducing station at the intersection of Sapp and Crosby;
- Abandonment of a pressure reducing station located on R.W. Johnson;
- Installation of approximately 6,680 linear feet of 4-inch PVC telecommunication conduit and vaults;
- Pavement restoration and striping.
The City of Tumwater’s contractor, WC&T, Inc. of Olympia, Washington, is scheduled to begin work on the project on Monday, June 3rd, starting with installation of the new water main. Completion of the project is anticipated by the end of September, 2013.
The project contract provides for 65 working days, which are typically Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM.
Eliminates the need to add additional pumping capacity to the 454 Zone pump station, both short- and long-term.
- Saves on annual electricity costs by greatly reducing current pumping and not adding pumping capacity in the future to the 454 Zone.
- Eliminates the need for adding future pressure reducing valves.
- Reduces the pressure fluctuations that are currently experienced in the Mottman Industrial area.
- Increases the minimum pressure in Simmons Heights from 30 psi to 70 psi. (Ideally minimum pressure should be 60 psi, but should not drop below 40 psi.)
- Decreases the minimum pressure experienced in the Blackstone and Klahowya developments from 120 psi to 75 psi. (Ideally pressure should not be above 80 psi.)
- New driving surface and improved roadway shoulders for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Traffic During Construction
The Contractor will be allowed to close Sapp Road to through traffic during working hours while constructing the water main from R.W. Johnson to Klahowya Lane (please see the proposed Sapp Road detour plan ). The earliest date that the road can be closed is after the last day of school in June.
For the remainder of the work, any time that one-way flagger-controlled traffic is necessary, we will try to keep delays to traffic to no more than15 minutes unless specific construction operations dictate otherwise. Priority passage will be given to school buses, during both morning and afternoon student commutes, and emergency vehicles.
It is anticipated that the utility trenches and construction work within the existing roadway will provide some rougher roadway surface conditions. Motorists, especially motorcyclists, should use extreme caution. Please remember that this is a construction zone, and as such, delays and construction conditions should be expected. To the extent practicable, alternate routes are advised.
As work on the water main progresses, there will be temporary water shutdowns when installing new water services, when connecting new mains to existing, and during the installation of the new pressure reducing station. Affected customers will be notified approximately 48 hours in advance of work directly affecting their particular water service.
Project funding is provided by the Water Utility’s rates and connection fees. In addition to the Water Fund, the project will receive approximately $50,000 in funding from fees derived from the City’s fiber conduit leases.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation as this project progresses. Should you require additional information, please feel free to contact the City of Tumwater Public Works Department at 360-754-4140.