The following projects are currently in construction:
City Fueling Station 2021 - This project consists of constructing a new City-owned fuel facility at the corner of Wood and L Streets. This facility will ensure that all City vehicles, including Police and Fire, will have adequate access to gas and diesel fuels in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, which may otherwise cut off fuel supply. This will allow the City to maintain public safety services as well as provide water and sewer services to the residents of Eureka.
The project includes the installation of a 25,000 gallon , duel fuel, underground storage tank; canopy structure; duel fuel dispenser; electrical room building; concrete and asphalt pavement; concrete sidewalk, driveways and curbing; fencing; landscaping, and other associated items of work. This project broke ground in early September and expected to take several months to complete.
City Fueling Tank Installation (Click to see video)
Pavement Rehabilitation 2021 - State Transportation Program / Gas Tax Funding. Now in its final design phase, this project broke ground in spring. The project is addressing portions of five streets throughout the City. These include Felt Street between Del Norte and Hawthorn Streets; Hawthorn Street between Broadway and Felt Streets; Koster Street between Del Norte and Washington Streets; Highland Avenue between Glenn and Broadway Streets; and 14th Street between West Avenue and Broadway.
As of September 1st, 2021, supplementary funding has been released for additional street paving, which includes the following: Commercial Street between 5th Street and north of Waterfront Drive; W. Washington Street between Broadway and Waterfront Drive; E Street between Harris Street and Oak Street; Spring Street between Harris Street and Henderson Street; and F Street between Harris Street and Henderson Street.
Improvements include removing and replacing asphalt roadway sections, adding new layers of asphalt pavement as well as installing thermoplastic markings, truncated domes, new curb, and sidewalk and curb ramps in some locations. This project is expected to be completed by October of 2021.
4th Street Underground - All utilities on 4th Street from Y Street to Little 4th are being installed underground in a joint trench with PG&E, AT&T and Suddenlink. Underground utilities reduce outages because buried lines are not susceptible to damage from high winds or falling trees. Underground utilities also look better aesthetically and generates a positive economic impact by reducing outage-caused downtime for local businesses.
Elk River Waste Water Treatment Plant Cogeneration System Upgrade - This project consists of removing existing engine generators and associated heat recovery systems: Installation of one new engine generator (cogeneration system) with new waste heat recovery and waste heat removal equipment; one new hot water boiler; digester gas cleaning system; and all electrical, utilities, and piping systems for the above listed equipment.
Infiltration and Inflow Projects – Infiltration and Inflow (I/I) is a large contributor to the sewer flows that end up at the WWTP in the wet season. This is due to older pipes that have developed leaks due to settling, earthquakes, root intrusion, and various other means allowing ground water into the sewer collection system. Additionally, private properties often contribute by adding rain water from roof drains, ground water from basements and crawl spaces, or broken laterals allowing water into the sewer system. Large basin wide projects are being performed to try to reduce I/I in the public right of way.
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