A yearlong project to replace water infrastructure along a stretch of El Camino Real will begin next week, the city of Encinitas advised Tuesday.
To reduce traffic effects, all the work will take place between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays, officials said.
Over the course of the project, Olivenhain Municipal Water District personnel will replace roughly 4,700 feet of 12-inch-diameter pipeline along the thoroughfare, from Encinitas Boulevard to Garden View Road.
The utility also will swap out 650 feet of 1-foot-diameter pipeline between Mountain Vista Drive and Via Molena.
Water service lines and fire hydrant connections also will be replaced in those areas, officials said. The existing pipelines were installed in 1961 and 1974 and are approaching the end of their lifespans, according to the city.
When that work is complete, workers will re-stripe the roadway in order to improve safety and mobility for bicyclists between Encinitas and Leucadia boulevards, officials said.
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