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Posted on: March 17, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Public Works Weekly Update - March 17

PW Update 3.17.23

Pebbly Beach Road Rockslides

Our city saw nearly 3 inches of rain dumped upon it Tuesday into Wednesday of this week. This was on top of what was already a very saturated surface. This combination created several issues that our Public Works crews had to resolve. The storm created two large rockslides along Pebbly Beach Road. These rockslides covered the entire width of the road making it not passible, which forced us to close the road. Public Works assisted Jordahl with removing all of the rock & debris at both locations. Our crews then replaced several damaged k-rail fence panels. This was done with the use of our telehandler. Once the road was considered safe it was reopened to all traffic.

Mud Slide at WWTP

Due to the storm a large mudslide formed along Roaring Canyon Road sending mud & debris several feet thick through the area. It threatened our hazardous material drop-off site, and more importantly, our WWTP. This was a serious threat since mud infiltration into the plant may have forced us to shut down our entire sewage system. Public Works crews worked feverously to successfully divert the mud flow, which in turn saved our WWTP. Once the mud flow stopped crews were tasked to remove all of the mud & debris along the roadside. Crews were able to fully clear the road adjacent to the plant, which made it fully accessible again for Montrose crews.

East Whitley Paver Repairs

If you recall, a section of pavers needed to be reinstalled due to saltwater leak located near our property at 206 E. Whittley. Crews had to remove all of the surrounding pavers. Sand is then used to make a level base for the pavers. Once the surface is prepared the pavers are individually put back into place. Some need to be cut/grinded to make them fit properly. All efforts paid off as the pavers are now put back into place, and the area can now once again be used for parking.

Float 5 Installation

Float 5 was hauled out a month ago, and has been getting refurbished by the Catalina boatyard. The rehab project was a success, and this week both sections of the float were reinstalled. Harbor Maintenance crews worked on replacing some of the hardware on the float, and assisted Avalon Mooring Service to put the floats back into place. Some final touches need to be done by our crews before the float can be used. All of these efforts will extend the useful life of the float for many more years.

Pumpout Dock Complete

After several months of work, our new pumpout dock is now finally complete and open to the public. A few finishing touches is still needed, but it is otherwise fully functional. Crews tested the pumps by sucking in hundreds of gallons of ocean water to ensure the system worked properly, and free of any leaks. The freshwater supply stanchions were tested as well. The Department of Boating and Waterways will be performing a site visit to ensure the project has been completed, and is fully functional for grant funding purposes. Our boaters will truly appreciate the new pumpout dock, which has been long overdue.

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