Pettit Regulated Pressure Zone Project
Project Description: The project will install four pressure regulating stations, pipeline, and interconnections within the following boundaries: north of Cactus Avenue and south of Cottonwood Avenue, and between Heacock Street and Lasselle Street, to improve water flows and pressure for over 2,000 customers in the Moreno Valley area.
Project Location: The project consists of several components in the following areas:
- Four (4) Pressure Regulated Stations
- Off of Heacock Street, immediately south of Alessandro Boulevard
- Corner of Indian Street and Alessandro Boulevard
- Corner of Lasselle Street and Alessandro Boulevard
- Corner of Lasselle Street and Cactus Avenue
- Two (2) 12-inch Pipelines
- Along Perris Boulevard south of Alessandro Boulevard
- Along Lasselle Street north of Alessandro Boulevard
- Series of pressure zone pipe interconnections located along Cactus Avenue; and, on the corner of Brodiaea Avenue and Perris Boulevard
- Series of Valve Closures at or near Cactus Avenue
Project Timeline: The project is set to begin construction in the Summer of 2022 and is set to finish in the Spring of 2023. Please note that the construction timelines are rough estimates as the industry continues to work through supply chain issues. Throughout construction, the community can expect traffic delays and temporary water system interruptions happening intermittently.
Project Purpose: The proposed modifications will improve pressures, water flow, and accommodate new development.
Project Update (as of February 17, 2023):
Beginning Saturday, February 18, 2023, crews will be working on the Pressure Regulated Station #2 at the corner of Indian Street and Alessandro Boulevard. The work is approved to be completed during weekends only, beginning at 8:00 a.m. until sunset.
The work is set to continue for the next several weekends; and will require traffic control setup on Alessandro Boulevard traveling westbound. Access to all businesses will remain open.
Crews have successfully completed pipeline installation on Perris Boulevard, south of Alessandro Boulevard. Night work is expected to continue intermittently as noted below, for the next several weeks.
In the coming weeks, crews will be working on the following activities:
Testing pipeline on Perris Boulevard, south of Alessandro Boulevard – this work may be completed during the day and may require intermittent traffic control set-up.
Work on the Pressure Regulated Stations (PRS):
- PRS #1 (Off of Heacock Street, immediately south of Alessandro Boulevard): work continues; intermittent traffic control set-up around this area is expected for lanes traveling northbound.
- PRS #2 (Corner of Indian Street and Alessandro Boulevard): this site has been subject to weekend work only beginning Saturday, February 18th during the day as noted above.
- PRS #3 (Corner of Lasselle Street and Alessandro Boulevard): work continues; intermittent traffic control set-up around this area
- PRS #4 (Corner of Lasselle Street and Cactus Avenue): work continues; intermittent traffic control set-up around this area
The following information is regarding night-work only:
Dates: Sunday night – Thursday/Friday night (weather permitting)
Working Hours: 9:00 p.m. – 5:30 a.m. (traffic control set-up will begin as early as 8:00 p.m.) Intersection lights will be placed on flashing red during this time.
Traffic Impacts: (See map below)
In addition, crews will be working during the day at two of the four pressure regulated stations at:
- PRS #1: Off of Heacock Street, immediately south of Alessandro Boulevard
- PRS #3: Corner of Lasselle Street and Alessandro Boulevard
- Activities will require temporary traffic control set-up which may include lane closures, side-street closures, traffic flaggers, delays, and detours. EMWD asks that motorists please follow all traffic control measures in place to ensure the safety of our crews and the community.
Final paving has not been completed along the project alignment as EMWD is working closely with the City of Moreno Valley for coordination and to minimize community impacts.
All work is weather-permitting.
Communities that the Pettit Regulation Pressure Zone Project will serve (centered and dashed)
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