Public Works Project Updates

City Projects Under Construction (updated 10/05/2021)

Bon Air Road Bridge Replacement project 

On-going work includes framing and reinforcing steel placement for the concrete bridge deck and drainage and traffic signal work at the Bon Air Road/ South Eliseo Drive intersection (more information available at A third, planned bridge closure is tentatively scheduled for a weekend in late October. The project is still on schedule for completion in mid- 2022.

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 later this summer.

Measure B Group 3 Pavement Rehabilitation

Paving work is complete and staff is working on resolving any punch list items with the Contractor prior to presenting a completion notice to the City Council.

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

Staff received the encroachment permit from Caltrans and is finalizing bidding documents. Paving will most likely be in Spring 2022. It is likely that this work will be scheduled to occur at night and that detours will be established during those work hours. 

Hillview Storm Drain Improvements

Team Ghilotti has resumed construction after a long delay owing to the nationwide shortage of drainage pipe materials.

Doherty Drive Rule 20A Utility Undergrounding

PG&E has notified the City that this project is progressing to the Construction phase. We anticipate undergrounding work to start by November of this year. 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)

Staff will be presenting an alternate plan for widening sidewalks on Magnolia Ave from Ward Street to Cane Street at the October 6 City Council meeting. This project is scheduled for construction in early 2022.

Park Way Storm Drain Improvements

Staff is finalizing design for the storm drain improvements, including analyzing the remainder of the storm drains on Magnolia Avenue. Construction funding and schedule has not been finalized at this time.

Piper Park Improvements

Construction work for a performance platform (stage) at the Picnic Area and improvement of the second volleyball court are complete. Construction of shade sails at the picnic area is scheduled for later this summer/fall.

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.

City Projects in Development

With adoption of the Fiscal Year 2021/22 Capital Improvement Program at the June 2, 2021 City Council meeting, staff will be moving forward with the following projects, the status of which will be added in the first update of the new fiscal year (after July 1.)

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.

Measure B Group 4 Pavement Rehabilitation

Design work is underway 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.

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

Staff will ask City Council at the October 6, 2021 meeting to approve a contract with Tanko Lighting to initiate this project. The first phase will be an evaluation of existing lighting and recommendation of replacement LED fixtures.