Loma Verde Avenue Trunk Line Improvement Project

storm drain pipe being installed

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 Project Description

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.

Project Status

The bid due date for this project is April 14, 2020. Construction is planned for Spring 2020. The project is will take approximately 4 months to complete. Construction contract is to be awarded May 18, 2020. The project status will be updated with each construction related milestone.

Project Location Maps 
The maps listed below are designed to help parents and students to identify where the project is located relative to the schools in the area.

Contact Information
Public Works Engineering Services Division
Email: pwecips@cityofpaloalto.org
Project Manager: Michel Jeremias, michel.jeremias@cityofpaloalto.org
Project Engineer: Vicki Thai, vicki.thai@cityofpaloalto.org