State College Sewer Construction Update - March 25, 2020

Post Date:03/25/2020 3:35 PM

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For more information please contact the Construction Hotline at or at (657) 208-7900.

 Construction on State College Blvd. in the City of Anaheim continues. As a critical infrastructure, our service is deemed essential and imperative during the response to COVID-19. OCSD will continue to operate for both, the public health and safety of Orange County and the State of California.

Below is a summary of the current and upcoming work along State College Blvd. Please be aware that there has been a schedule delay due to rain, as such some of the dates reported have shifted since our last update. Upcoming activities are shown in red.

Orangewood Avenue to Ball Road – Final Phase

Final restoration of the area continues. Crews are working on abandoning the old sewer line and restoring the street. There will be intermittent work occurring over the next few weeks as the various stages take place.

As final paving occurs lane reductions and left turn restrictions may be necessary. This includes day and night work.

  • Ongoing - April 2020* 
  • Monday – Saturday, Daytime work: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. / Nighttime: 7 p.m. – 6 a.m.
  • See NOTICE for details.
  • The intersection of State College and Orangewood Avenue will be paved by the City of Anaheim at a later date.

 Abandonment of old sewer line and manholes at intersection of State College and Orangewood Avenue

  • April 6 -9*, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  
  • Traffic impacts: westbound traffic on Orangewood will only be allowed to make a right-turns, no thru traffic.
  • No left-hand turns in any direction

Ball Road to Vermont Avenue 

Street restoration including landscaping, irrigation, and paving.

  • Ongoing - April 2020* 
  • Left turn restrictions at Clifpark Way.
  • Monday - Friday, occasional Saturdays. 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • See NOTICE for details.

 Vermont Avenue to Santa Ana Street

Sewer work has officially begun in this area.  The preparation work is complete and now crews are moving into the pipe installation phase. The new pipe needs to be placed in the same location as the current pipe which requires the use of bypass pumps to reroute the flow and eliminate the need to disrupt sewer service. Be aware that shoring may trigger minor vibration which are closely monitored.

Vermont Intersection Closure - Bypass Installation  

  • March 25 – Spring 2020* Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • (will switch to longer work hours in mid-April)
  • NO LEFT TURNS WILL BE PERMITTED from State College onto Vermont, and from Vermont onto State College.
  • Only right hand turns onto State College are allowed, as well as through traffic on State College.

As previously mentioned, due to the complex nature of the bypass operation, longer workdays will be required as early as April 13.

  • As early as April 13 – fall 2020*
  • Monday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. (20-hour workdays)
  • See NOTICE for details. English and Spanish. 

Westport Drive Waterline Replacement – Intersection Closure

A City of Anaheim waterline that is in direct conflict with the sewer installation work is being relocated. Work is occurring at night to minimize impact to the residents.

  • March 25 – April 2020*
  • Monday – Saturday, 8 p.m. – 6 a.m.
  • Detour: Peregrine Street off Lincoln Avenue.
  • See NOTICE for details.  Detour MAP.

Underhill Avenue to La Palma Avenue

Sewer replacement which involves shoring, excavation, and installation of the pipeline. Shoring may trigger minor vibration which is closely monitored.

  • Ongoing - Spring 2020* 
  • Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • See NOTICE for details.

  SR- 91 to La Palma Avenue

Sewer installation is complete. Current work consists of lateral connections and street restoration.  Lane reductions and turn restrictions may be necessary including into Sycamore Plaza and Granada Square.

Complete closure is required at the McDonald's intersection for final paving.

  • March 30 - April 3
  • Closure in place 24 hours a day
  • Patrons should use alternate entrances to access businesses

Ongoing construction:

  • Ongoing - Spring 2020*  
  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

 We understand that construction can be an inconvenience, we apologize for the disruption and thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to improve the regional sewer.

 *Dates are subject to change due to operational factors or inclement weather.


Project Description:

The project is replacing four miles of sewer along State College Boulevard from the SR-91 to Orangewood Avenue in the City of Anaheim. Construction began in late summer 2018 and is scheduled to be completed in 2020. Once the project is complete, eight million gallons of wastewater will be diverted to OCSD’s Plant No. 1 in Fountain Valley for treatment before being send to the Groundwater Replenishment System.  This is Phase B of a two-phase project; Phase A was completed in 2017 and took place from Yorba Linda Blvd. to SR-91 in the City of Fullerton.


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