Riverside Public Utilities

McKinley Grade Separation & Waterline Relocation Project

About the Project

The City of Corona is undergoing design and construction of the McKinley Grade Separation Project along McKinley Street, between Magnolia Avenue and the 91 Freeway. Existing Riverside Public Utilities’ water system infrastructure within McKinley Street, Estelle Street, and Magnolia Avenue will be relocated to allow for the design and build of the grade separation. The waterline relocations will improve the operation and reliability of Riverside Public Utilities’ water system by replacing aged water pipelines currently in use in the area.

McKinley Grade Separation Rendering

Scope of Work

Project work includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Parallel replacement of approximately 770 feet of water pipeline along McKinley Street, between Magnolia Avenue and the BNSF Railroad.
  • Installation of approximately 1,850 feet of new water pipeline along Grant Street and Magnolia Avenue.
  • Replacement and relocation of 14 water service connections and backflows.
  • Replacement and relocation of 3 fire services and backflows
  • Installation of 3 new fire hydrants and abandon 4 existing fire hydrants

Project Map

Anticipated Project Timeline & Details

When: Summer 2021 through Fall 2022

Waterline relocation work in the public right-of-way will generally occur on weekdays during normal business hours.  Portions of the onsite work will occur at nighttime to minimize inconveniences to the public.

The work will not affect customer’s water service.  However, customers in the vicinity of project will be notified by mail before construction starts and as the work progresses.  Work will be executed in segments to minimize disruptions to traffic, and detours will be provided where necessary.  Driveway access to properties will remain open.

Project Benefits

  • Improved water system reliability
  • Improved fire flow
  • Improved operational efficiencies

For more information about this project, contact (951) 826-5311 or email [email protected].