Fixing Sewers - What a Relief

NO MAP for week of 01/16/2017 - see notes under Construction this Week

Schedule may change due to weather or other conditions

Latest news: The “What a Relief” Sewer Rehabilitation Project has six packages worth a total of $16.8 million in capital investment. Packages 1, 2 and 4 are 100% complete. Packages 3, 5, 6 are over half complete. The overall program is close to 75% complete, with full completion expected by summer 2017. With most of the neighborhood sections finished, the project has shifted to more congested business districts. The City of Monterey thanks the community for their continued patience and understanding during this important infrastructure improvement project. The work schedule is subject to change.

Sanitary Sewer System Rehabilitation Program


The City of Monterey is repairing and replacing its aging sewer system. The project will fix 441 sewer pipes and 516 sewer manholes located in streets and easements throughout the City. This is the second phase of a project that began in 2014. A rehabilitated sewer system will prevent sewer leaks and spills that could harm our quality of life, local economy and the pristine waters of the Monterey Bay.

Repairs are expected to begin in early 2016 and may continue for 18 months. Sewer pipes and manholes most in need of rehabilitation due to cracks, breaks, or root intrusion will be fixed first. Repairs may involve trenching, pipe bursting, or pipe lining.

Monterey’s engineering staff will be meeting with neighborhood groups and business associations in November and December to outline the project and its impact on local areas.

Funding for the $16 million sewer rehabilitation program comes from a low-interest state loan. The City has already completed a rehabilitation project on the city’s five sewer lift stations.

Citywide reconstruction of 500 manholes - expect work in your area - SEE MAP

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Week beginning January 16, 2017: Please note: Weather may create possible delays or changes to the schedule.
Active Engineering Projects Schedule
  • Citywide storm drain repairs - Measure P
    Via Pariaso between Hermann and Via Gayuba; Pacific at Whispering Pines
  • San Carlos Beach Park stairs
    This project should last three weeks pending weather; no shower access will be available during this project.
  • Library Reroof
  • Citywide ADA Ramps and Street Reconstruction, Phase 2 Only striping and Van Buren remediation remain.
  • Cal Am Monterey Pipeline Project - 3 week look-ahead schedule - also see
    Work is expected to stop through Wednesday due to rain. Installation of the new 36” Monterey Pipeline on Fairgrounds Road will continue Thursday, weather depending. Construction on Fairgrounds Road will mostly take place in the parking lanes, allowing traffic to continue in both directions. Construction on Madison Street between Larkin and Van Buren in Monterey is also scheduled to resume Thursday. Detours onto Jefferson Street will be posted. Residents who live in the affected sections of Madison should check with contractors on site to make arrangements for driveway access during construction. Parking will be limited in areas where construction is taking place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Temporary water service interruptions will occur for residents in affected areas of Madison when water service lines are reconnected to the newly relocated water main. These interruptions are estimated to last between 30 to 45 minutes. Affected properties will be notified by door hangers. Crews will knock on doors to provide additional notice before interruptions take place.
  • Sewer Work - No Map for week of 1/16/17
    Heritage Harbor site near Recreation Trail (may impact parking lot at mouth of Wharf)
  • Highway 68/Highway 1 Roundabout (
    January 16 - January 20, depending on the weather, crews will continue working on the earth work, electrical work, and drainage work. Work will continue to be behind the concrete barriers and off the road way, and no daytime or nighttime closures are currently planned.
    Sign Up for Text Message Alerts - Sign up to receive text message alerts for the Holman Highway 68 Roundabout by texting 68roundabout to 888777Sign-up to receive email notifications: TAMC will send a weekly “look-ahead” with info about the construction, road closures, detours, traffic conditions and travel options.
    HH68 Roundabout May Take Longer

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  1. Citywide Sidewalk Repair - Measure P, Phase 3
  2. Wharf 1 (Fisherman's Wharf) Sewer Line Repair
  3. Veteran's Park Bocce Ball Court (NIP)
  4. Citywide ADA Ramps and Street Reconstruction, Phase 3 - Sloat and Airport
  5. Dennis the Menace Park Sidewalks and

CalTrans may be performing other work locally. Look up CalTrans construction.

Click on the outlined sections of the map to see a close-up of that section, or see the PDFs below.