Detours continue in Quartz-Stent area

Union Democrat staff /

A detour is expected to be in place for several weeks near Jamestown for construction on Tuolumne Utilities District’s $1.6 million water main extension project in the Quartz-Stent area.

As of Monday, Jacksonville Road will be closed to through traffic between Dutch Mine and Stent Cut-Off roads from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, TUD announced in a news release.

The district stated that roads will remain open throughout the duration of the project for people who live in the area and customers of Pet Vacations at 10225 Karlee Lane.

School bus routes and pickup locations will remain the same, according to TUD.

The project, which began in late November, involves installing about 12,000 linear feet of pipeline that will connect up to 100 properties to the TUD system.

It came together in response to well failures blamed on the drought and the discovery last year of high levels of nitrates and arsenic in the groundwater to a dozen homes.

Funding for the project is through a grant from the California Department of Water Resources and State Water Resources Control Board.

Mozingo Construction Inc., based in Oakdale, is the contractor on the project. Motorists are asked to drive with caution in the area while construction is taking place.