Two lanes on Valley Blvd, from Garfield Ave to Almansor St, have been shut off since last Nov for sewer line repairs and replacement. The Public Works Department told the Source that the project will be completed by the end of April.
Another sewer improvement project will commence in the next fiscal year. This one will take place on parts of Valley from Garfield to 8th St.
The Source reported on Feb 11 that the city was fined $795,000 for allegedly spilling sewage into nearby rivers. As a result, the city agreed with the Water Board to enhance its infrastructure and conduct “severe” and “major” repairs to upgrade its sewer system in order to avoid $1.8 million in pending fines. The infrastructure improvement projects will take place over the course of 10 years. The current projects on Valley Blvd are part of the agreement.