Henderson Street, lined with local businesses and stores, lies within a busy commercial and residential district in Eureka, California. As part of the City’s Capital Improvements Program, the project upgraded aging water and sewer infrastructure and provided minor roadway and pedestrian improvements in the Henderson Center area of Eureka.
Water and Sewer Upgrades
This utility improvement project replaced, sewer mains and paving on Henderson Street from F Street to Fairfield Street. Including valve cluster replacement, and trenching for a new 8” water line and 6” sewer line. With the new water mains, the project also connected new lateral lines from the water main to meter boxes at all residences and businesses. To maintain water service during construction, the contractor constructed a temporary water line during trenching and installation. After the trenches were closed, the contractor either lowered and/or raised all utility lids, replaced sewer manholes, milled/cold planed the existing roadway, and added hot mix asphalt with ½” Type A to match existing elevations. Other street improvements included minor concrete work at meter boxes, sidewalks, and curb ramps. Finally, thermos-striping, crosswalks, reflectors, and new traffic signal loops were upgraded.
Ghirardelli’s Resident Engineer and Construction Inspectors Deliver a Successful Project
Ghirardelli provided construction management services for this project. The team inspected the contractor’s daily activities, prepared daily reports, kept photograph documentation, prepared quantity sheets, tracked force account work, reviewed project safety, coordinated materials testing, and tracked the contractor’s labor compliance.
Prioritizing Safety with Diligent Traffic Control
Because the project was located near Henderson Center, a busy area within the City of Eureka that included both businesses and residences. Work was completed during daytime hours requiring strict traffic control restrictions to manage the high volume of vehicles on Henderson Street during construction.
Once completed, the project upgraded old and worn sewer and water lines, and improved the existing pavement to better serve the community.