In 2017, voters approved a ballot measure to continue the Storm Water Management Fee to implement 13 new storm drain capital improvement projects to upgrade and improve the storm drain system in Palo Alto. The funds collected through the Storm Water Management Fee are used for storm drain related tasks including capital improvement projects. The Loma Verde Avenue trunk line improvement project is the first of the 13 approved projects. This project is not funded by the general fund, and the scope needs to be completed in advance of other projects that are located upstream from the site.
Loma Verde Avenue Trunk Line Improvement Project
Existing 36-inch concrete pipe is demolished and removed to be replaced with 48-inch high density polyethylene storm drain pipe on Loma Verde Avenue.
The Loma Verde Avenue Trunk Line Improvement Project is the first of the thirteen proposed Capital Improvement Projects funded by the Storm Water Management Fee ballot measure that was approved by Palo Alto voters in April 2017.
The existing storm drain pipes on Loma Verde Avenue, between Louis Road and the former Sterling Canal easement just past Maddux Drive, lack the capacity required to convey runoff from a 10-year storm event. Upsizing these pipes to achieve a 10-year level of service was recommended on the 2015 Storm Drain Master Plan. This will also allow us to upsize the storm drain system upstream of Loma Verde Avenue in the future, thus reducing the flooding risk of an area approximately 77 acres. Approximately 1,700 feet of storm drain line on Loma Verde Avenue will be upsized from an existing 36-inch diameter to a proposed 48-inch diameter pipe.
The project status will be updated with each construction related milestone.
- Construction Start Date: August 3, 2020
- Council Approval Date: June 1, 2020
- Bid Opening Date: April 14, 2020
Project Location Maps
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