7th Street Reopens as Project Progresses

The intersection of 7th St. and C St. in Old Town Victorville.

The intersection of 7th St. and C St. in Old Town Victorville.

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Another major milestone has been achieved as 7th St. in Old Town Victorville was reopened early on the morning of December 10th.

The site at 7th and D is where a new manhole has been installed and two large pipelines are joined about 30 feet underground. The new pipeline and manhole are part of the Upper Narrows Emergency Pipeline Project that was made necessary after a series of pow­erful storms in 2010 severely damaged VVWRA’s main sewer line that ran along the Mojave River.

“We are very excited that this part of the project has been completed,” said VVWRA General Man­ager Logan Olds. “We appreciate the communities patience during this time.”

Crews had dug more than a half mile of tunnels and installed 4000 feet of pipe before they filled in the hole and paved the street. The idea behind the ambitious pipeline replacement proj­ect is to create a permanent sewer line solution that avoids environmentally sensitive areas.

Construction continues in the Kemper Campbell Ranch area with completion expected in mid 2016. When completed, the new lines will bring wastewater from Apple Valley, East Victorville, Spring Valley Lake and Hesperia to the main VVWRA plant in Victorville for treatment and conversion to renewable energy.

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