Laguna Creek Pipeline Access Road Repair Project, Santa Cruz County, California
The City of Santa Cruz, through the California Office of Emergency Services, has applied to the FEMA Public Assistance Program for funding to repair an access road that was damaged in three sections during the winter storms of 1998. The road is used to access and maintain a 14-inch diameter water supply pipeline, which is located beneath the road right-of-way. The road can no longer accommodate vehicular traffic, including maintenance vehicles, leaving the supply line exposed and vulnerable to failure. The roadway is approximately 8 to 10 feet in width and is elevated approximately 20 to 50 feet above the Laguna Creek streambed. The City is proposing to repair the roadway and install drainage improvements to prevent future damage to the access road.