Soquel Drive Cast Iron Main Replacement Phase IV

Latest Update: October 1, 2021

The Contractor will be tying in five more lateral mains towards the intersection of State Park Drive and Soquel Drive over the next few weeks. The remaining work in the intersection will include about 5 days of night work, which has not been scheduled yet. 

Trench paving on Haas Drive will occur on October 4th and 5th, The road will be closed between 8:00 am–12 pm and 1 pm– 4:30 pm both days. 

The contractor has about 3 weeks of work on service lines to properties along the Soquel Dr corridor between Mar Vista Dr. and State Park Dr. The last order of work will be to slurry seal and restripe the areas impacted by the water main work.  

The project’s final completion deadline is currently mid-November.


Project Description

The District will be installing 7000 feet of new water main along Soquel Drive from Cabrillo College to State Park Drive. The project will also include some work on Haas Drive and many of the streets connecting to Soquel Dr along this corridor. The project length is expected to be 15 months and will break ground in October 2020.

This project will be replacing the failing cast iron pipe along this corridor and will significantly improve the reliability of the water system in this area. Part of this area has corrosive soils that have eaten away at the existing cast iron pipe over the last 60 years. This compromised pipeline has had several catastrophic failures over the last several years which are dangerous and expensive to repair.

Working hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Northbound lane closures are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Southbound lane closures from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Night work required by county within 100 feet of State Park Drive.

Soquel Drive Project Plans (PDF)