After extensive community outreach and research on facilities, the City of Davis will be installing two public restrooms in downtown Davis at E Street and G Street Plazas. This project starts on Oct. 7, 2019.
This capital improvement project (CIP) consists of installation of water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and electrical services for the restrooms, and installation of the pre-fabricated restrooms. The City Council made this project one of its seven focus items in May 2019.
In phase one of this project, the contractor will work on the underground utilities and the foundations for the facilities. Work will be halted for certain events in the fall – Discover Davis on Oct. 11, Halloween on Oct. 31, the Turkey Trot on Nov. 23 and the tree lighting on Dec. 5. Phase one is due to be completed prior to holiday shopping getting into full swing downtown.
The second phase of the project will be the installation of the restrooms at the end of January or early February.
The City Council selected a restroom model called the “Portland Loo” that is known for being durable and easy to clean and has been successfully deployed in cities like in Portland, OR, Austin, TX, San Diego, CA, and Cambridge, MA.
This project will impact vehicular traffic intermittently for the sewer and water connections in the street. Additionally, the west side entrance and exit of the E Street Plaza parking lot will unavailable intermittently. There will be detours during these times. Pedestrians will be re-routed to the other side of the street. To keep disruption of day-to-day activities in the neighborhood to a minimum during construction of this project, the City requires contractors to perform the work during evening hours and maintain a dust and noise mitigation program.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this project, please call: Ken Pearce, Public Works Inspector, at 530-681-7913., Mike Davis, City Construction Manager at 530-757-8287, or Michael Mitchell, Project Manager, at 530-747-5846.
The City hopes that these new restrooms will be helpful to many people while shopping or dining in Downtown Davis.
As always, the Public Works Department strives to protect the City’s investment in its infrastructure and public facilities, plans for future improvements to address changing needs, and ensure the health and safety of the community in the most efficient and cost effective manner.