Fixing Sewers - What a Relief

This project was organized in two phases and six packages. Phase 1 included packages 1, 2 and 4. Phase 2 included packages 3, 5 and 6. Currently, work in packages 3, 5 and 6 remain. Specifically, there are spot repairs in 12 -17 locations, as well as some additional pipe-bursting and lining work to be completed. It is anticipated that this work will be completed by the end of March 2019.
Thank you to the entire community for your patience and understanding during this important infrastructure work - What a Relief!

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

Please note: The schedule is subject to change.
  • Measure P Citywide Street Resurfacing, Phase 7- high impact areas including Del Monte, Pacific and Aguajito - SEE MAP - This week, preparations for work starting on the week of September 24 will include markings and exploratory digging.
  • Breakwater Bathroom ADA Upgrades, Phase 2 - This phase includes the reconstruction of the ADA parking spaces in front of the building. This work will require shutting down access to the women's side of the restroom facilities, however additional portable toilets brought in during the work. Completion of this work expected by the end of Sep. - (NIP)
  • Cal-Am Cannery Row waterline project - Preliminary exploratory digging this week may impact traffic and parking, but no closures planned.See Cal-Am letter for details (Non-City Project)
  • Measure P Citywide ADA Ramps and Streets Reconstruction, Phase 7 Fisherman's Flats: Final stages of construction on Marsala, Trapani, and San Vito; Villa del Monte: ADA sidewalk intersection work on Encina at Dela Vina. Expect road closures. Businesses open. See schedule
  • North Fremont Bike and Pedestrian Access and Safety Improvement Project - Temporary striping has been completed.  K-rail will be set on Wed/Thurs of this week. N Fremont EB (toward Seaside): Lane shifts at Casa Verde - 2 lanes EB Casa Verde to Casanova plus left turns available at intersections – no street parking. N Fremont WB (toward Monterey): Lane shift at Casanova - 1 lane WB Casanova to Casa Verde plus left turns at intersections – no street parking.
    Alternate route recommended during peak hours. Learn more about this project: and sign up for email updates
  • MEASURE P CitywideStreet Resurfacing, Phase 6 - MAP Final markings to finish - no detours in effect
  • Measure P Citywide ADA Ramps and Streets Reconstruction, Phase 6 - Cal-Am work on the 100 and 200 blocks of Via Gayuba. Water line repairs continue on 100 block. Full closures may be in effect daily after school drop off time. Once that is complete, the final coat of pavement (late-Sep) will be done and the NIP-funded crosswalk will be next. Striping still pending on York Road and Perry Lane (nightwork).
  • 200- 300 block of English Avenue - Final preparations for paving on the week of September 24. (NIP)
  • Colton Hall ADA Improvements - Hand rail installation. (Grants, NIP and CIP)
  • Cal Am Monterey Pipeline Project (Non-City Project) - SCHEDULE through September 28 -also see
    Have a question or concern? Call the CalAm project hotline at: (831) 646-3297
  • PG&E gas line installation on Madison Street - Traffic control in place through 9/12/18, Mon through Thu, 7 AM to 5:30 PM - Madison St. from intersection of Van Buren St. to Pacific St. On Pacific St. From Madison St to Logan Ln. (Non-City Project)

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  1. Solar Panels installation at Monterey Conference Center- fall
  2. MEASURE P Citywide Signalized Intersections ADA Upgrades Phase 2 -- details coming soon
  3. Sidewalk repair - Brick paver work on Del Monte at the Marriott and at 470 Tyler Street. - (CIP Sidewalk Fund)
  4. Waterfront Parking Lot- reconfiguring, repaving, and added infrastructure including electric vehicle charging stations
  5. Sewer Rehabilitation Project Phase 3-5-6- final phase of "What a Relief" sewer rehabilitation project - learn more at
  6. Pacific Street Sidewalk, Phase 3- (NIP)
  7. Monterey Mural reinstallation on Monterey Conference Center.


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.