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A segment of Avenue K east of the 12 Street West intersection is restricted to one lane as the City constructs a new recycled waterline.

The traffic restrictions are projected to last for approximately 25 working days for this segment of the project. The specific traffic impacts are as follows:

•  At Avenue K Westbound and Commerce Center Driveway, the left turn lane will be temporarily closed. The through lane and the right turn to West Ave J-15 will be available.

•  At Avenue K Eastbound at Commerce Center Driveway, the left turn to West Ave J-15 will be temporarily closed. The through lane and the right turn into the Commerce Center driveway will be available.

•  At Commerce Center Driveway at Avenue K, the left turn will be temporarily closed. The right turn will be available.

•  The temporary traffic restrictions will enable the City to advance the construction of a 24” recycled waterline from 10th Street West to 15th Street Waste along Avenue K. During the initial 25-day working period, the City’s contractor plans to dig pits on either side of the Amargosa Channel and install the recycled waterline pipe. Construction work will occur between the hours of 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m., and day work will include testing and surveys.

“This lane closure supports the increased use of recycled water – something that is more important now than ever given our current drought conditions,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “I realize the inconvenience that temporary traffic changes can cause, so I want to thank our residents for their understanding as we make this investment in Lancaster’s critical infrastructure.”

While the traffic restrictions are projected to be in effect for only 25 working days, the overall effort to construct the recycled waterline is anticipated to take approximately 120 working days, plan for and expect delays during construction. The project is projected to be completed in October.

The project is part of the City’s Capital Improvement Program, managed by the Capital Engineering Division. For any questions contact Ferreira Construction, Berenice Palomino at (909) 606.5900.

The city’s website has more details: https://tinyurl.com/529ffjjt/.

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