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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Please note: The schedule is subject to change.
  • MEASURE P Citywide Signalized Intersections ADA Upgrades Phase 2 - SEE UPDATED SCHEDULE - 12/15/18 - 1/2/19: Cross gutter and signal upgrades will take place Del Monte and Cunningham (the NPS Gate intersection - SEE TRAFFIC CONTROL PLAN) on the side with traffic moving toward Seaside. Traffic will be reduced to one lane. The Del Monte and English intersection work will begin in early January. Ramp work at Munras from El Dorado to Buena Vista (at the Del Monte Center entrances.) will be on hold until after Jan. 1.
  • MEASURE P Citywide ADA Ramps and Streets Reconstruction, Phase 7 - Final markings on El Dorado, Casanova, and in Fisherman's Flats.
  • North Fremont Bike and Pedestrian Access and Safety Improvement Project - NEW PROGRESS REPORT - Traffic control and lane closures will remain the same. For more information please see the FACT SHEET - Alternate route recommended during peak hours. NO WORK ON WEEKENDS. PLEASE SUPPORT AREA BUSINESSES. Learn more about this project: and sign up for email updates
  • Cal-Am Cannery Row waterline project: Falling back to the Hoffman intersection and completing the mainline and hydrants on the south end of the project; the pedestrian tunnel and K rail will be removed to allow for this activity; during this sequence, crews will maintain single lane control on Cannery Row and close Hoffman (toward the Aquarium) to through traffic (while Prescott remains open). No work during the holiday week. Connecting businesses to the new main should take place in early 2019. Work hours are 8 AM to 4 PM weekdays. See Cal-Am letter for details (Non-City Project)

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  • Waterfront Parking Lot Upgrades - Installing underground utilities (electrical, stormwater, irrigation) - temporary lighting will be added to the walkway along between the wharf and the Harbor office - reconfiguring, repaving, and added infrastructure including electric vehicle charging stations - SEE NEWS RELEASE (CIP and Parking Fund)
  • 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
  • Solar Panels installation on the Monterey Conference Center - installation of 330 solar panels
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Education Center Construction - daily closures of Hoffman between Wave and Cannery Row through the end of this week. (Non-City Project) Periodic and Brief Delays on Recreation Trail at Hoffman Avenue. Completion expected at the end of 2018; move-in early 2019.


  1. CONA Park Improvements - (NIP)
  2. Pacific Street Sidewalk, Phase 3 - Between San Bernabe and Soledad Drive on the business-side of Pacific.- SEE PLANS (NIP)
  3. Sewer Rehab pipe bursting - SEE MAP ("What a Relief")

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.