Public Works Project Updates

City Projects Under Construction (updated 06/08/2022)

Bon Air Road Bridge Replacement project 

Work is substantially complete with minor punch list items including, signal improvements at South Eliseo Drive/ Bon Air Road and storm drain pump station repairs remaining.   A ribbon cutting event is being planned for later in June followed by a project completion presentation at the July 20 City Council meeting. 

Bon Air Road Bridge Mitigation Projects

This project has been advertised for construction bids. Improvements include replacement of two public docks at Bon Air Landing Park and next to the Marin Rowing Association dock, converting the Piper Park dog park back to tidal wetlands, construction of a new dog park south of the Central Marin Police Authority building and stormwater improvements on Magnolia Avenue  Council consideration of awarding a construction contract is scheduled for July 20 following receipt and opening of public bids.

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. Consideration of storm drain overflow piping continues.

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

A contract has been awarded to Ghilotti Bros Inc. for this project.  Work will be scheduled to occur at night and detours will be established during those work hours.  The paving schedule has not yet been determined as the contractor is working with the asphalt plant to secure night paving operation dates.

Hillview Storm Drain Improvements

This project was formally accepted by the City Council at their regularly scheduled June 1 meeting. While all the new storm drains have been installed, the final connection to the Bon Air pump station will not occur until the bridge project nears completion. In the interim, the Hillview drainage will continue to gravity flow to Corte Madera Creek.

Doherty Drive Rule 20A Utility Undergrounding

Underground infrastructure installation is complete. Ongoing work includes utility companies placing their conductors/ wires in the installed conduits and transferring over of their services from overhead to underground. Once all the services have been transferred underground, the overhead wires and poles will be removed. The work is anticipated to continue through June of this year.

Magnolia ADA improvements (Ward Street to King Street)

This project is substantially complete. The contractor is waiting for delivery of benches and tree grates to complete the project.  These items had long delivery times and are anticipated to be onsite by the end of June.

Park Way Storm Drain Improvements

At their June 1 regularly scheduled meeting, the City Council awarded a construction contract to FJ&I Engineering. Work is anticipated to be completed by the end of July.

Niven Park Improvements

Staff continues working on improvement plans based on the feedback received at earlier outreach efforts. Preliminary plans were presented to the Parks and Recreation Commission on January 20.

Hamilton Park Improvements

The larger park renovation project is on hold.  Pathway repaving and some minor improvements to furnishings is planned for this summer.

Dolliver Park

Staff is working on plans for playground equipment upgrades. New equipment for children under five years old is proposed to complement the existing equipment for ages five to twelve. 

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

Staff continues working with Caltrans 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 August to October 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 2021. 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. 

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Magnolia Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation

Magnolia Avenue was separated from the Group 4 project streets due to its unique traffic control requirements. City Council awarded a contract for this paving work to low bidder, Ghilotti Bros. Inc. at the May 18 City Council meeting.  Paving is anticipated to take place from late June through late August and will involve lane closures and minor detours.

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 is reviewing the preliminary plan of improvements, which primarily includes construction of wood staircase.

LED Streetlight Retrofit Project

Tanko Lighting has completed design of replacement LED fixtures. Staff is reviewing some of the design alternatives prior to authorizing replacement work.

Doherty Drive Safe Pathways to Schools Phase 2

The City Council awarded a construction contract to low bidder, McGuire & Hester at their regularly scheduled May 18 meeting. A preconstruction conference is scheduled for this week followed by construction and paving late June through late August. 

Citywide Storm Drain Cleaning and Inspection

Staff is working with RVSD on scheduling a selection of the inspections. City staff has initiated inspections on other sections of the storm drain system. Staff anticipates completing video inspections for a sufficient sample size of the storm drains by the end of this calendar year to develop a plan and budget for repairs and replacements.

Storm Drain Pump Station Upgrades

Staff is working with Schaaf & Wheeler to inspect and develop improvement plan options for the City’s five pump stations. Field work is ongoing.

Laurel Avenue Drainage and Retaining Wall

Staff is working with a consultant to develop options for diverting drainage on Laurel Avenue. Staff anticipates a first phase of this project to be completed before the next rainy season.

Lagoon Inlet Gates Rehabilitation

Staff is finalizing a contract with a consultant to evaluate the gates condition and develop repair/ replacement options.   Staff anticipates the work to be complete prior to the next rainy season.