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Construction Starting for the Lift Station #13 and Force Main Replacement Project

20 April 2024

The City of Atascadero has begun work on our Lift Station #13 and Force Main Replacement project that includes replacement of Lift Station #13 (located on El Camino Real near San Ramon Road), approximately two miles of force main along a new alignment on Santa Cruz Road and Traffic Way, and pavement rehabilitation of approximately one mile of Traffic Way between Carrizo Road and Chico Road. 

This project is an important improvement to the City’s wastewater collection system, upgrading an existing lift station and force main that are nearing maximum capacity. Construction began April 9th and is anticipated to be completed early Spring, 2025. The project contractor is Hartzell General Engineering Contractor, with Construction Management and Inspection services provided by Filippin Engineering.

Installation of the new force main will begin on Monday, April 22nd, and will be completed using directional boring, which reduces the need to trench through the roadway surface and minimizes traffic impacts. Work will begin at the south end of the project near the intersection with Orillas Way, and then proceed north.

  • Traffic will be reduced to a single lane during boring operations on Traffic Way between Orillas Way and Potrero Road. The lane reduction will be within the limits of the current work zone which is limited to one block at a time.
  • During boring and roadway reconstruction on Traffic Way north of Potrero Road it is expected that Traffic Way will be closed one block at a time to through traffic to allow for expedited construction and reduced overall impacts. Detour routes will be in place.
  • Residents and businesses on Traffic Way will be allowed access to their driveways throughout the project but may experience delays during certain periods of construction.
  • Pavement Reconstruction of Traffic Way between Chico Road and Carrizo Road is included as part of this project and is scheduled to take place during the school summer break.

The City thanks you in advance for your patience during construction for this important project.  For more information or questions please contact Public Works at 805-470-3456 or

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