PG&E is testing an older transmission line in West Sacramento. The test location is at the head end point on West Capitol Avenue, west of the Highway 80 overpass next to the Northport Pump Station. The testing location requires an 8-foot by 20-foot excavated hole, forcing a temporary removal of the sidewalk and the area north of the sidewalk, and the placement of two Baker Tanks for ground water in the bike lane and part of the number 2 westbound lane of West Capitol Avenue. Damage to City easements and property, including the sidewalk and roadways, will be repaired per the conditions of the Encroachment Permit as outlined by the City of West Sacramento’s Specifications.
Traffic control consists of closing the westbound lanes of West Capitol Avenue at Northport Drive and diverting traffic onto the eastbound lanes with channelizers, flashing arrows, and appropriate signing. The excavation area is protected with barricades, flashing lights, and a crash cushion in the westbound direction. Construction Message signs (CMS) are placed for placed for public awareness of the project. Information regarding the traffic control measures have been coordinated with the local dispatch center, Fire and Police Departments.
The contractor is working six days a week (Monday thru Saturday) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The City has an inspector covering the job each day and on-site over the weekend at shut-down time to ensure pedestrian and traffic safety. Costs for the inspection time are being logged to a separate PG&E work order with the City being reimbursed for its expenses.
The project completion is expected by March 16.
For questions please contact Jim Whiney at (916) 698-7544.