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Emergency Road Closure on Riggin

The Fairview Sewer Project limits along Riggin Avenue places a new sewer main between Divisadero Street on the west and Conyer Street on the east. Due to unforeseen trench failures, which resulted in pavement collapsing, an emergency road closure has been put into effect.

New sewer line continues to be installed as the failures are corrected. However, the work includes additional testing of the roadway beyond the project limits (extended to Mooney Boulevard and Dinuba Boulevard) to ensure future failures do not occur.

“In an effort to minimize delays to the public, the contractor will retain the current closure of Riggin Avenue between Divisadero Street and Giddings Street through November 13th,” says Steven Weatherly, Project Manager and Senior Civil Engineer, City of Visalia. “There will be residential access along Riggin Avenue throughout the closure. Notices have been delivered to residents with specific information.”

The road will be closed 24-hours a day for the duration of the closure. Traffic will continue to be detoured to Ferguson Avenue via Mooney Boulevard and Giddings Street.

Once this current phase of the work is complete, the contractor will still need to close Giddings Street (south of Riggin Avenue) and Riggin Avenue (east of Giddings Street) to complete the installation of the sewer main, correct the failures and/or place pavement.

“The City of Visalia appreciates our citizen’s patience and the continued cooperation of motorists in the area while this emergency repair work is completed,” added Weatherly. “We’ll continue to update the public on the schedule and duration of future closures.”

For more information, contact City of Visalia Project Manager Steven Weatherly at steven.weatherly@ci.visalia.ca.us or (559) 713-4164. For information on the 99 Pipeline Project, contact Project Manager David Wendt at (559) 696-6867.

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