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Three miles of sewer pipes to be replaced as part of Westminster Avenue Sewer Project

The Orange County Sanitation District will replace nearly three miles of two sewer pipelines which run along Westminster Avenue between Seal Beach Boulevard and Rancho Road (City of Westminster). The construction will begin during the week of April 6, 2020.

The construction is being done to replace regional sewer pipelines that are over 40 years old. The first construction portion of this project will be along Westminster Avenue between Seal Beach Boulevard and Bolsa Chica Road. The scheduled work hours are Monday through Friday from 5:00 am to 7:00 pm. However, some locations will require night work hours. The project is anticipated to be completed by late 2022.

The majority of the construction work within Seal Beach city limits will take place in the center median of Westminster Avenue. The roadway will be widened, traffic lanes will be restriped, and a center divider will be placed to allow construction in the median. The bicycle lane will be closed temporarily during the roadway widening phase of the
project.

Although there will still be two lanes of travel in each direction, there may be periodic delays and some restrictions which will reduce the number of open lanes during non-peak times.

The Orange County Sanitation District is the regional sewer provider for 2.6 million people in central and northern Orange County. As a critical infrastructure, their service is deemed essential and imperative during the response to COVID-19. The Orange County Sanitation District will continue to operate for both the public health and safety of Orange County and the State of California.

For additional information visit the Orange County Sanitation District project website at https://www.ocsd.com/westminster. You may also call the Construction Hotline at (714) 378-2965 or email [email protected].

This article was released by the City of Seal Beach.

Map showing location and extent of upcoming Seal Beach Westminster Blvd. sewer project. Graphic courtesy of the City of Seal Beach.