The Army Corp of Engineers' project contractor, Silverstrand Construction, continues their ongoing work in the Santa Ana Riverbed. Recent work includes the construction of a low flow channel and the installation of a curb along the new bike trail, as well as continued storm drain reconstruction. While major construction along the riverbed embankments has been completed, minor repairs are still in progress to correct some work that was completed by the previous contractor.
The import of over 30,000 cubic yards of dirt will start this week and is anticipated to be completed by Tuesday, November 30. The haulers have been permitted to operate from the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and continuous street sweeping is required during the operation. During these hours, motorists and residents in the area will see an increase in truck traffic on La Palma, Weir Canyon, and Gypsum Canyon. Drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians are advised to watch for truck traffic or lane changes, proceed slowly, and to be alert. City staff will continue to work with the contractor and direct residents' concerns to help minimize impacts to the surrounding community. Additionally, City staff will continue participating in project update meetings to stay informed and help communicate residents' concerns during the course of the work.