Emergency repairs to the storm drain system along Oak Park Boulevard and El Camino Real are underway. For public safety, a semi-permanent lane closure has been established to direct traffic away from the area.
During the rain event at the end of December 2019, Public Works crews responded to flooding on El Camino Real east of Oak Park Boulevard. Investigations revealed the flooding was caused by storm drain system failures along Oak Park Boulevard and El Camino Real. These failures have caused substantial soil and debris deposits in the storm drain pipes and box culvert, and have created a large void surrounding a manhole on Oak Park Boulevard at El Camino Real. On January 14, 2020, the Council established an emergency repair project for the storm drain system on Oak Park Boulevard at El Camino Real.
Additionally, a City Council special meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 21st at 6 PM to consider the adoption of a resolution finding that an emergency exists within the city and authorizing contracting with CalPortland Construction for completion of the remaining repairs.
Updates on the project status will be communicated as available. The City appreciates your patience during this period and will attempt to minimize the inconvenience. Please contact the Public Works Department at (805) 473-5460 if you have any questions.
Bill Robeson, Public Works Director