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December 15, 2019

It’s roadwork season in Morgan Hill

Multiple public works projects underway

Contractors and road work crews are taking advantage of the dry late autumn months to complete a number of large-scale street repairs and public infrastructure upgrades throughout Morgan Hill.

One of the most invasive projects underway is the city’s replacement of a sewer main on Tennant Avenue, from Monterey Road to Railroad Avenue—about a half-mile stretch of underground sewer pipe upgrades. The project includes replacing the existing sewer pipe with a new 27-inch main line, boring under the Union Pacific tracks and installing a temporary sewer bypass system, new manholes and other related work.

Begun in early October, the Tennant Avenue sewer main project has resulted in extensive traffic disruptions on some days. The project is expected to be under construction for another four months or so, with further traffic impacts expected along Tennant Avenue.

Other ongoing construction projects that include traffic impacts on public streets in Morgan Hill include:

• The contractor for The Crossings subdivision is installing a new median on Monterey Road, between Spring and Ciolino avenues. The project has required the closure of one northbound and one southbound lane in recent days. Traffic controls will remain in place from 7am to 4pm Monday through Friday, until Dec. 6, according to city staff.

The Crossings residential project is located on Monterey Road on the northeast corner of Bisceglia Avenue.

• The developer of The Granary on Depot Street has been in the process of connecting sewer and water to a new office building under construction. Crews have been busy digging up Depot Street to install the new connections. Work is expected to proceed until Dec. 6.

• Hencken Oaks, a new 14-unit subdivision under construction, will be completing trench work in the coming days. The project is located on Dunne Avenue between Monterey Road and Del Monte Avenue. The trench work will require lane closures and traffic control in the coming days, from 7am to 5pm Monday through Friday.

Crews prepare to install a section of the new 27-inch sewer main on Tennant Avenue, near the intersection of Church Street, on Nov. 15.
Crews install a water and sewer connection to a new commercial building under construction at The Granary District on Depot Street, just north of the Second Street intersection.

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