EVMWD approves contract to relocate Route 74 water main

The California Department of Transportation is preparing bid documents to widen state Route 74 from the Orange County line to Monte Vista Street. An Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District water main near the Monte Vista intersection is within Caltrans’ right of way, and the EVMWD water line must be relocated. Because Caltrans had the earlier easement rights, the water district is financially responsible for the relocation. On Oct. 22, the EVMWD board voted 5-0 to approve a contract with J & L Constructors to replace the existing water line with a larger water main. The Oct. 22 board action also authorized the total expenditure of $435,601 which includes $51,993 for design and other costs incurred before the contract award, $45,379 for consultant staff time, $10,408 for district
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