Tennant Avenue Sewer Main Project

The City's current Sewer Master Plan identifies the existing 18-inch sewer pipe within Tennant Avenue between Monterey Road and Railroad Avenue as deficient under peak flow conditions and recommends that it be increased in size to prevent sewer overflows within this segment of the City's sewer system. The project is included in the adopted FY18-19 through FY 2023-24 Capital Improvement Program. 

The scope of work includes removal of the existing sewer pipe and installation of new 27-inch sewer pipe, auger bore under the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, temporary sewer bypass system, new manholes and/or manhole modifications, manhole coating, lateral reconnections, traffic control, project clean up and video for quality control.

The City of Morgan Hill has contracted with K.J. Woods Construction, Inc. to install a new sanitary sewer main on Tennant Avenue between Monterey Road and Railroad Avenue. No interruption of sanitary sewer service is expected. This critical infrastructure project is needed to ensure the City’s Sewer System is proactively maintained and that an aging sewer line is replaced and upgraded before failure. This proactive work helps to ensure system reliability and supports public safety and protection of the environment. First order of work is to pothole numerous utilities to verify their location and depth prior to installing the sewer pipeline. This work will require traffic control at the following three locations:

  • Intersection of Church and Tennant
  • Intersection of Vineyard and Tennant
  • Intersection of Monterey and Tennant

The next order of work will be to install the 27 inch sewer main starting at the intersection of Monterey Road and Tennant Avenue. This work will be performed at night to minimize traffic delays. The work is tentatively scheduled to start Sunday evening, Oct 20 and carry thru to Oct 23. Work hours will be 8pm-6am.  Major traffic control will be necessary at this intersection. Thus, northbound Monterey Road at Tennant will be closed to thru traffic and most left turns pockets will be closed.  Please avoid the intersection if possible.

Additional traffic impacts will occur along Tennant Avenue for the next six months. We will post these impacts as soon as the information becomes available. Traffic control will be conducted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. During the work, traffic control devices will be set up and No Parking signs will be posted in advance. Access to residents, deliveries, and emergency services will be provided at all times during the roadwork. For your safety, please travel through the work zones/detours carefully or utilize alternative routes. Please plan for extra travel time when traveling through Tennant Avenue. The City appreciates your cooperation and apologizes for any inconveniences while construction is underway as there will be some noise, minor inconveniences, and traffic delays during the work.

Project Schedule

Anticipated start date: September 16, 2019
Anticipated Duration: 6 months

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