Public Works Project Updates

City Projects Under Construction (updated 01/13/2022)

Bon Air Road Bridge Replacement project 

Work is continuing with south side bridge finish work railings and sidewalk and Bon Air Road sidewalk on both bridge approaches. Upcoming work includes, paving Bon Air approaches and intersection signal improvements at South Eliseo/Bon Air Road. Completion of these tasks will allow for upcoming traffic switch in mid-February, moving traffic and pedestrians to the south side of the bridge so the Contractor can complete sidewalk and railings on the north side of the bridge.

Bon Air Road Bridge Mitigation Projects

Staff is finalizing federal aid documents for submittal to Caltrans to authorize the City to bid the project for construction. Staff is hopeful Caltrans approval will occur within the next few months allowing bidding and construction this spring/summer.

Corte Alejo (Via La Paz) Storm Drain Improvements

The replacement by-pass storm drain, removal of old pipes and minor improvements to hillside have been completed. Construction of storm drain overflow piping continues.

Measure B Group 3 Pavement Rehabilitation

Project completed.

Sir Francis Drake Pavement Repair (Del Monte to Drakes Cove Road)

Plans are being finalized for City Council approval in February, followed by bidding in March and tentative start of paving in May. Work will be scheduled to occur at night and detours will be established during those work hours.

Hillview Storm Drain Improvements

Construction has resumed after numerous delays due to materials supply issue and weather. Contractor is preparing a revised schedule for remainder of work including paving the streets upon completion of the pipe work.

Doherty Drive Rule 20A Utility Undergrounding

We anticipate undergrounding work to start within a month pending paperwork for a final easement for the project. There will be traffic delays on Doherty Drive during construction hours. The Contractor will not be allowed to block traffic lanes during school drop off and pick up periods.

Magnolia ADA improvements (Ward Street to King Street)

Construction is tentatively set to start Monday, January 24th. More detailed information will be available after staff has reviewed the Contractor's schedule.

Park Way Storm Drain Improvements

Staff is finalizing design for the storm drain improvements. Construction funding and schedule has not been finalized at this time.

Piper Park Improvements

The performance platform (stage) at the Picnic Area and improvement of the second volleyball court were completed last year. Construction of shade sails foundations and poles at the picnic area is complete. The Contractor is awaiting delivery of the shade sails.

Niven Park Improvements

Staff is working with a consultant on preliminary plans for improvements based on the feedback received at earlier outreach efforts.

Hamilton Park Improvements

This project is on hold.

Redwood Highway (North) Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements (NS Greenway extension)

Staff is working with Clatrans Office of Local Assistance to secure the funding and process all the paperwork that accompanies the federal funding on this project. Construction is anticipated in late summer 2022. This project will add a new class 1 bike path on the west side of Old Redwood Highway from the termination of the current Caltrans project on the off-ramp to the pedestrian 101 overcrossing.

Measure B Group 4 Pavement Rehabilitation

Design work is near completion on the final paving project of the City's Measure B Paving Plan. Paving should occur in May-August of 2022 and will include most streets south of downtown, in Baltimore Canyon, all of Magnolia Avenue, most of Doherty Drive and South Eliseo Drive. Letters outlining the need for all street excavations to be completed prior to the work were mailed to homeowners and residents on affected streets in early December. The Larkspur Municipal Code prohibits excavation of newly paved streets for five years. Anyone with planned home improvements that may trigger sewer or water service upgrades is encouraged to complete the in-street components of this work prior to the paving project. 

Crosswalks Improvements Project

Minor improvements have been initiated including new markings and signs at select locations. A second phase of the project, which may include more substantial improvements is under design development.

Upper Elm Pathway Improvements

Staff has authorized the survey work, needed to develop alternatives for improvements.

LED Streetlight Retrofit Project

Tanko Lighting will be initiating the audit phase of the project in the coming months. This work includes visiting each street light fixture in the City to document the light type and condition such that they can match a replacement LED fixture.

Doherty Drive Safe Pathways to Schools Phase 2

The City received partial funding through the Bay Area Air Quality Management Disrict for completion of the Doherty pathway along the Redwood High School frontage. Staff is working with a consultant to finalize plans, including work funded by a separate Transportation Authority of Marin grant for bikeway and crosswalk improvements on Doherty Drive from Piper Park to Magnolia Avenue. Staff is also evaluating intersection improvements at Piper Park and the two Redwood High School driveways to be included in the project.