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
April 23:

Please note: The schedule is subject to change.
Active Engineering Projects Schedule
  • Breakwater Restroom ADA Upgrades - from April 9 - May 24 - one external shower will remain operational and there will be a portable restroom available (CIP)
  • Cannery Row Parking Lot 7 ADA Upgrades - Cannery Row at David Avenue - half the lot will remain open at a time, April 9 - May 25
  • Skyline Forest Drive to Mar Vista Drive - Road closure, Apr. 23 through 26, from 7 AM to 7 PM. Northbound Lane Closure Apr. 27, 7 AM to 7 PM. Resident access and Officers and Flagmen present to help traffic flow. SEE MAPS (and please note the dates are 4/23 - 4/26)
  • 200- 300 block of English Avenue - install new curbs, sidewalks, drains, and gutters (NIP)
  • Moon bridge repair at Dennis the Menace Playground - finishing touches done this week (NIP)
  • Colton Hall ADA Improvements - work will impact parking in the Dutra lot - NEWS RELEASE (Grants, NIP and CIP)
  • MEASURE P Citywide Signalized Intersections ADA Upgrades Phase 1 - Impacting the following intersections: Pacific at Soledad; Pacific at El Dorado; Pacific at Jefferson; Pacific at Franklin; Franklin at Van Buren; Franklin at Monroe; and Del Monte at Tyler - PARTIAL SCHEDULE
  • Montecito Park Entry and Seating Installation and Phase 2 Site Improvements Project (NIP and CDBG)
  • Stuart Avenue closure (Casanova Oak Knoll neighborhood) - PG&E to move a pole and then work can be completed later in April. (NIP)
  • Wharf II Pile Replacement & Repair - Critical repairs - traffic and parking may be impacted. (CIP)
  • Cal Am Monterey Pipeline Project (Non-City Project) - also see
    Pipeline work will continue along Mark Thomas Road and on the Highway 68 pipe bridge at Old Salinas Highway and Fairgrounds Road, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Traffic controls will be posted, including the Aguajito Road/Mark Thomas Drive detours. No road closures are anticipated this week due to the bridge construction.
    Have a question or concern? Call the CalAm project hotline at: (831) 646-3297
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Education Center Construction (Non-City Project) Periodic and Brief Delays on Recreation Trail at Hoffman Avenue Weekdays through Fall 2018 - Tentative closure dates:
    4/24: morning closure for material offhaul;
    4/27: morning closure for material offhaul.

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  1. Measure P Citywide ADA Ramps and Streets Reconstruction, Phase 6 - Via Gayuba, York Road, Perry Lane, and Vets Park Campsite - early June start date
  2. Citywide sewer spot repairs, includes David Avenue at Jessie Street- see map - (sewer fund and "What a Relief")
  3. Scholze Community Center parking lot- coming in June
  4. North Fremont Bike and Pedestrian Access and Safety Improvement Project - Currently out to bid - learn more about this project: and sign up for email updates.


  • Cooper Molera Adobe State Historical Park, Polk and Munras (Non-City Project) This project may impact parking and traffic in the area at times. Expected completion in Spring 2018.
  • Van Buren Senior Housing Project Van Buren Senior Housing is the result of a partnership between the City of Monterey and MidPen Housing to bring much needed affordable senior housing to the city. Van Buren is ideally situated in downtown Monterey – only a short walk from parks, a library, a major regional transit center, a large grocery store, and various other amenities. Van Buren began construction in April 2017 and is expected to welcome residents in summer 2018.

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.