Ross Common / Upper Shady Lane Sewer improvements

Large Diameter Gravity Sewer Project II-3A

Project Schedule

Mobilize:      July 2018

Complete:  Spring 2019


December 2018 Updates

  • Construction in Ross Commons resumed in October with pipe drop off and staging of equipment.
  • Final pavement restoration will take place at a later date after the work is complete.

Project Information and Construction Notices

Please see individual project construction notices for information about allowable work hours in each work area.

  • Click here to view the Project Information Sheet.
  • Construction notices will be posted here as they become available.
  • Click here to view the September 13, 2018 CIP Update to the Ross Town Council.

Project Map

Please see the Current Infrastructure and Upcoming Capital Projects map below or click here to view both current and completed CIP projects on an interactive map. You can also go to the project pages listed on the left of this page for more information about other CIP projects that are under construction or scheduled to begin soon.

Project Contacts

Project Manager - Katherine Hayden, P.E..


Call:  415-870-9774

Construction Manager - Justin Seufert, P.E. 


Call:  415-450-9565

Project Summary

The Upper Shady Lane and Ross Common Sewer Improvements will replace old or outdated system infrastructure and enhance local wastewater system reliability and efficiency. Construction to improve system performance during wet weather will involve rehabilitation of 2,300 linear feet (LF) of sewer pipeline ranging in size from 8 to 28 inches in diameter and associated structures. The project is being completed at a cost of $4 million.

Work will take place within two project areas located in the Town of Ross:  the Bolinas Ave/Upper Shady Lane area (Upper Shady) and the Lagunitas Ave/Ross Common (Ross Common).

Project Construction Will Include

  • Sanitary sewer replacements on public and private property.
  • Sewer pipeline rehabilitation via pipe bursting (~1,420 LF), open-cut removal and replacement (~650 LF) and slip-lining (~190 LF), with bypass pumping of sanitary sewer flow.
  • Excavation, shoring and backfill, saw cutting, pipe and manhole repairs and new manholes.  
  • Landscape and pavement restoration.

What You Can Expect

Please expect noise and dust, vibration, possible odors, lane closures and detours, parking restrictions, travel delays and night-time work on streets near each work site during construction activity. Mail and package delivery to these areas will not be interrupted. Local and emergency access will be maintained at all times.

  • Noise, Dust, Vibration, Possible Odors, Lane Closures and Detours, Restricted Parking, Travel Delays

More Information About Construction Projects


To leave a message or request being added to the project email list

Call the RVSD Construction Hotline 415-413-7805

The project team will respond to inquiries within 1-2 business days


To find out if there will be construction in your neighborhood

Notify Me: Visit and click to select the Construction Updates you want.

RVSD office staff are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. We can assist you with emergency service 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Our office and emergency number is 415-259-2949.