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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FEBRUARY 18, 2019:

Active Engineering Projects Schedule
Please note: Schedule is subject to change.
  1. Montecito Park Improvements, Phase 3, and Madison Avenue ADA Ramps - work continues at the park - UPDATED SCHEDULE (CDBG and NIP)
  2. Pacific Street Sidewalk, Phase 3 - Work on Pacific street between Soledad and Via Esperanza. Traffic control may be in place. Work will not start until after 8 a.m. SEE PLANS (NIP)
  3. Sewer Rehab pipe bursting - Pipe bursting underway (this process is noisy). SEE MAP |SCHEDULE ("What a Relief")
  4. Waterfront Parking Lot Upgrades - Finish paving of this phase 1 on 2/25 and 2/26. Then another week of striping and marking, and work on transition concrete work before moving to the other section of the lot (phase 2) in early March - reconfiguring, repaving, and added infrastructure including electric vehicle charging stations NEWS RELEASE (CIP and Parking Fund)
  5. MEASURE P Citywide Signalized Intersections ADA Upgrades Phase 2 - Work continues at the Del Monte and English intersection, Del Monte and Cunningham (the NPS Gate intersection), and at the two entrances to Del Monte Center.
  6. CONA Park Improvements New playground (SEE GRAPHIC) and ADA Improvements (NIP)
  7. North Fremont Bike and Pedestrian Access and Safety Improvement Project - 2/18: Presidents Day – Holiday (No Work); 2/19: Stripe removal and restriping operation (moving closures with combination of stationary closures throughout N. Fremont and all intersections; crews will also be working on the Casa Verde NW/SW corners for sidewalk and signal equipment work.; 2/20: Traffic control will be installed at/on Airport Rd (N Fremont restricted to one lane each direction). Traffic control will be installed for Casanova – N Fremont restricted to one lane each direction @ Casanova; north side of Casanova will be completely closed; detour for closed portion of Casanova will be in place at Ramona. Crews continue flatwork and signal work at Casa Verde NW/SW corners.; 2/21: Crews continue layout/sawcutting at Airport Rd and Casanova. Crews will finish flatwork at Casa Verde NW/SW; 2/22: Crews start demo work @ Airport & Casanova. Please note: All work is subject to change based on weather conditions. For more information please see the FACT SHEET - NO WORK ON WEEKENDS. PLEASE SUPPORT AREA BUSINESSES. Learn more about this project: and sign up for email updates
  8. Cal-Am Cannery Row waterline project: Cal-Am will close Prescott at Cannery Row on Tues., 2/19. Work at Cannery Row and Drake to extend service laterals – the smaller pipes that will come off the new main and connect to individual businesses. The traffic pattern for this phase is similar to what was used to date; however, impacted lanes will alternate as work crosses the road. Work hours are 8 AM to 5 PM weekdays. See Cal-Am letter for details (Non-City Project)

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  1. Waterfront Parking Lot Upgrades - Please check the CURRENT list (above)of projects for details.
  2. Measure P Citywide Street Resurfacing, Phase 7 - Final slurry deferred to April, 2019 due to scheduling and weather conflicts. Crews throughout Camino Aguajito, Camino El Estero, Del Monte Ave, and Pacific adding temporary markings. SEE MAP
  3. Solar Panels installation on the Monterey Conference Center - installation of 330 solar panels
  4. Monterey Bay Aquarium Education Center Construction - See recent San Jose Mercury News article  (Non-City Project) Periodic and Brief Delays on Recreation Trail at Hoffman Avenue. Completion expected late winter/early spring 2019.


  1. Glenwood MST bus stops, road and concrete work- See page 47 and Item 14 - (NIP)
  2. ADA Improvements and remodel of City Clerk's Office late April start date - (CIP)
  3. Cannery Row Parking Garage Elevator Enclosure Demo to begin March 8 (CURRENT SCHEDULE) - (CIP)

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.