Public Works Project Updates (updated: 04/05/2021)

City Projects Under Construction

Bon Air Road Bridge Replacement project 

Most crews have left the site as there is limited work that can be performed until the in-water work window opens again June 15. Skeleton crews will maintain the site in the interim, performing maintenance of striping and miscellaneous pavement patch work. (more information available at The project is still on schedule for completion in early 2022.

A full one-week, all day, all night bridge closure to vehicular traffic is tentatively scheduled for the week of July 12, 2021 to accommodate placement of pre-cast concrete girders on the south side span.

Corte Alejo (Via La Paz) Storm Drain Improvements

The replacement by-pass storm drain was completed earlier this year. Staff is working with consultants on plans to remove old pipes from the hillside, scheduled for this summer.

Public Stairs Improvements

A new handrail was installed on the public stairs/ pathway connecting Madrone Avenue and Palm Avenue. Handrails will be installed on the Shady Lane to Piedmont Road stairs after owl nesting season, later this summer.

Staff is evaluating stairs/improvements for the upper Elm Avenue pathway. 

City Projects in Development

Measure B Group 3 Pavement Rehabilitation

Staff anticipates presenting the final plans to City Council at their April 21 meeting for consideration of bid advertisement for paving of these streets this summer. See attached project information letters send in December to all residents on affected streets (RVSD letter). 

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

Paving is tentatively scheduled for late summer 2021. It is likely that this work will be scheduled to occur at night and that detours will be established during those work hours.  Note that current construction work on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is part of a separate Marin County project See project information letters sent in December to residents in vicinity of work (ESFD letter and RVSD letter)

Staff is finalizing a traffic control plan for approval by Caltrans. Staff has applied for a CalRecycle grant to utilize asphalt rubber for this project. The use of asphalt rubber on this project would incorporate approximately 12,000 used tires in the new pavement.

Hillview Storm Drain Improvements

Staff will present the proposed construction plans to City Council for approval of public bidding at the April 7, 2021 City Council meeting. Construction is tentatively scheduled for June through August and then paving of the streets late August - September.

Doherty Drive Rule 20A Utility Undergrounding

PG&E has completed a cost estimate, which shows the construction cost will likely exceed available PG&E credits. City staff has negotiated purchasing additional credits at a reduced cost, ,and is preparing a Memorandum of Understanding with another agency for City Council consideration of the purchase 

Pending resolution of the credits purchase and acquisition of two outstanding easements, the undergrounding work is scheduled to start late this summer.

Magnolia ADA improvements (Ward Street to King Street)

Consultants have developed concept plans for landscape improvements to accompany planned ADA improvements in the downtown core. Plans will be shared with the public in late April, followed by completion of plans for construction bidding and construction late summer 2021. Staff is concurrently working on a parklet policy for the City, which will be shared with the public concurrently with the landscape plans, prior to being presented for City Council consideration.

Park Way Storm Drain Improvements

Staff is coordinating with utilities regarding proposed storm drain installation and potential utility conflicts. Construction funding and schedule has not been finalized at this time.

Piper Park Improvements

Staff is finalizing a construction bid request for improvements at Piper Park including shade structures, trees and a performance platform at the Picnic Area and improvement of the second volleyball court. Construction is planned for May/June of this year.

Niven Park Improvements

Staff continues to work on design for improvements at Niven. Construction will be proposed for later in 2021 pending budget approval.

Hamilton Park Improvements

Staff has been working with a private donor interested in funding improvements. A schedule has not yet been developed.