(Update May 15, 2014)The Mureau Road Pipeline Project is Complete
LVMWD thanks everyone for their patience and cooperation during the construction project. The new pipeline will benefit District customers for decades to come.
(Update May 2, 2014)
Work continues on the many “finishing touches” arising from this large-scale project.
Workers are completing the installation of appurtenances, doing final paving and lane striping, replacing concrete curbs and sidewalks and finishing grading in excavation areas.
(Update April 21, 2014)
Traffic Alert – Avoid Mureau Rd. Tuesday, April 22
In order to complete a pipeline tie-in, it will be necessary to restrict the east end (two-lane section) of Mureau Rd. to one lane of traffic on Tuesday, April 22.
Motorists and bicyclists should try to avoid that section of roadway but if it is necessary to travel in that area, expect delays and follow the instructions of flagmen.
(Update April 17, 2014)
During the week of April 21, there will be daytime work at the east end (two-lane section) of Mureau Road that will require lane restrictions. If it is not possible to avoid the area, watch for construction crews and obey the directions of the flagman.
Also during the week of April 21, there will be additional work done on Mureau Road near the entrance to Mountain View Estates.
“Clean-up” work will continue with patches to pavement, sidewalks and curbs. The current (interim) pavement patches are scheduled to be restored to pre-project conditions within the next two weeks.
(Update April 9, 2014)
A major milestone has been reached; the last length of pipe has been installed. Over the next week, the pipeline will undergo testing and appurtenances will be installed.
Beginning the week of April 14, some traffic lane restrictions will be necessary at various times and places, please use caution in work zones and obey the directions of traffic control personnel.
“Clean-up” work will continue and pavement restoration will occur later in the month.
(Update March 27, 2014)
The pipeline installation portion of the project is entering its final stages. Work will continue along Las Virgenes Road and the west end of Mureau Road.
Road users may notice some areas of uneven pavement in patched areas, which are temporary. Pavement will be restored to a smooth condition before the project is complete.
(Update March 20, 2014)
Mureau Road is no longer subject to overnight closure; it is accessible at all times.
Progress continues at the west end of Mureau Road and Las Virgenes Road; overnight lane restrictions will continue as planned.
(Update March 17, 2014)
Work continues on the Las Virgenes Road portion of the pipeline. Please be mindful of lane closures and altered traffic patterns in the overnight hours.
Overnight closures of Mureau Road may become less frequent after March 19.
(Update February 27, 2014)
Rainy weather may delay work on the project over the next few days. Please exercise caution in the work zone as traffic patterns will shift from time to time along Las Virgenes Road and at the west end of Mureau Road beginning March 4 during the evening hours.
(Update February 20, 2014)
Mureau Road Daytime Project Hours Change
As of Monday, February 24, the daytime working hours at the west end of Mureau Road and for Las Virgenes Road will now be 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This change should help keep the project moving on schedule and reduce the number of days spent working in traffic lanes.
The overnight closures (8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday – Saturday) at the east end of Mureau Road will continue until further notice.
|(Update February 12, 2014)
The Mureau Road pipeline project is approximately 70 percent complete. (Click here to see an updated map of the project area.) As of February 11, traffic patterns have changed on Mureau Road, as lanes that were closed have now reopened. Please drive carefully as the “stop” sign at the entrance to Mountain View Estates has been removed. Overnight closure of Mureau Road (8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Saturday) will continue at the east end of the project until further notice.
As work moves onto Las Virgenes Road, daytime lane restrictions will occur, expect delays during work hours. Please protect work crews by observing the speed limit, flagmen and lane markings.
(Update – February 6, 2014)
Over 7,000 feet of pipe is now in place. Work will continue installing pipe and on connecting the new line to existing pipelines. It is also necessary to connect appurtenances (valves, air/vac devices and the like) to the new line.
Traffic patterns on Mureau Road are expected to change by February 14, users of that roadway should practice extra caution as they adjust to the revised routing
Night time work that closes Mureau Road from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday will continue until further notice.
LVMWD appreciates the cooperation and patience of residents, businesses and other users of the Las Virgenes and Mureau Road corridors during this project.
(Update January 29, 2014)
The “jack and bore” segment of the new pipeline beneath U.S 101 is complete. Work continues with the installation of pipe along Mureau Road during night hours (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.; Monday - Saturday).
Lane restrictions remain in place, even in areas where the pipe has been installed, as it is necessary to conduct tests and add appurtenances to the new line.
If you must use Mureau Road, please proceed with caution and be mindful of workers and equipment in the construction zone.
(Updated January 28, 2014)
The video (below) shows the installation of the new pipeline being installed from the North side of the 101 freeway at Las Virgenes Road to the South side of the freeway. The steel pipe within the casing is being "pushed" through after the "jack and bore" was completed.
(Update January 14, 2014)
Beginning January 21, a section of Mureau Rd will be closed to through traffic between the hours of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Saturday.
The section subject to overnight closure is between Crummer Canyon Road to the west, and Round Meadow Road to the east.
Please see attached news release. (PDF 174.2 KB)
Potholing crews at work along Las Virgenes Road north of U.S. 101