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Posted on: November 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] EBMUD Pipeline Replacement Work Scheduled for Kensington

EBMUD Road Closure for Highgate Road Cluster Pipeline Replacement Project in Kensington

November 1, 2021, Kensington, CA – Contra Costa County will be issuing a Road Closure permit to East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) to fully close a portion of Sunset Drive, between Franciscan Way & Arlington Avenue and Highgate Road, between Sunset Drive & Edwin Drive, and Highgate Court in Kensington. Traffic will be detoured via neighboring streets.

The purpose of this road closure is for EBMUD to install approximately 5,165' of 6" & 8" Earthquake Resistant Ductile Iron (ERDIP) water main. Work will begin on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 and last through June 2022, barring unforeseen circumstances. Work will occur between 7:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, weather permitting. The roadway will be reopened at the end of each workday. 

Residents can expect pavement saw cutting, trenching, staging of equipment and materials, temporary road closures to through traffic and loss of some street parking, in phases. Some dust and noise can also be expected during the hours of construction. A portion of Sunset Drive, Highgate Road, and Highgate Court will be closed to through traffic (allowing residential and emergency access only). There will be traffic control throughout the work area so drivers can expect delays. “No Parking” signs will be posted 72 hours in advance of work. Final paving will follow several months after pipeline installation. 

About Contra Costa County Public Works Department:

Contra Costa County Public Works Department (CCCPWD) maintains over 660 miles of roads, 150 miles of streams, channels and other drainage and over 200 County buildings throughout Contra Costa County. CCCPWD provides services such as Parks and Recreation, Sand Bag Distribution and Flood Control throughout unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County. To learn more about CCCPWD, please visit

 Highgate Road Cluster Work Area Map

Highgate Road Cluster (Kensington) Work Area Map 11.1.21Contact: For questions, call Community Affairs at 510-287-7208 or email [email protected]; outside of normal business hours, call 1-866-403-2683


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