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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Construction on Atascadero Road for Water Reclamation Facility Pipelines

May 20, 2022


As early as the week of May 16, 2022, initial construction activity will begin on Atascadero Road on the City of Morro Bay Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Pipelines. The WRF Program is the largest-ever City infrastructure program, and will meet state water and wastewater regulations, protect the environment, and contribute a safe and reliable water source for Morro Bay’s residents and businesses in the future.


What To Expect: The WRF Pipelines include two wastewater pipelines and one pipeline for the water treatment process discharge. Construction will include trenching, pipe installation, soil backfilling and offhauling, and road restoration.


Construction will be completed on Atascadero Road from west of Park Street to west of the Highway 1 ramps.


Flaggers will direct the flow of traffic through the work zone, including at times, alternating one way traffic. Please plan extra time for traveling near the work zone, and please follow posted signage.


During construction, the project team will work to minimize inconveniences associated with traffic, construction noise and large construction equipment, and access will be maintained for business, school and emergency vehicle access to properties. Driveways to Morro Bay High School and businesses will remain open with flagged access, and the project team will coordinate with properties on an individual basis to accommodate deliveries and traffic.


When:                  Construction on Atascadero Road is expected to take three months between the lift under construction near Park Street and the Highway 1 ramps. Construction will occur on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Weekend or night work may be scheduled, as needed, but neighboring properties will be informed in advance of schedule changes.


Contact Information:

The City is committed to clear communication and providing up-to-date information about construction activities. Properties along the construction area will receive printed notices before work begins near their address, and construction notices will be regularly posted on Please contact or 877 MORROBAYH2O with questions about the City’s WRF Program, and a team member will get back to you within one business day.

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