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 Street Resurfacing, Phase 7 - SEE SCHEDULE Key impact areas - this work will be noisy at times and impact traffic flow: Tuesday (10/23 Day work) - Pacific Street, Between Franklin and Scott; Wednesday (10/24 Day Work) - Camino Aguajito, From Fremont to Del Monte; Thursday 10/25 to Wednesday 10/31 (Night work - no work Saturday or Sunday) - Del Monte Ave, From Camino El Estero to English; From 10/31 to 11/12 (except weekends) - Daytime crews throughout Camino Aguajito, Camino El Estero, Del Monte Ave, and Pacific performing prep work, including raising iron. - SEE MAP
  • North Fremont Bike and Pedestrian Access and Safety Improvement Project - OCT 2018 PROGRESS REPORT - SEE FACTS 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
  • Solar Panels installation on the Monterey Conference Center - installation of 330 solar panels
  • Monterey Mural re-installation on the Monterey Conference Center - ribbon-cutting event planned - details coming soon
  • Cal Am Monterey Pipeline Project (Non-City Project) - Citywide repaving phase SEE STRIPING AND MARKING SCHEDULE - Work 10/17 - 10/19 - also see
    Have a question or concern? Call the CalAm project hotline at: (831) 646-3297
  • Cal-Am Cannery Row waterline project - SEE PROGRESS REPORT - See Cal-Am letter for details (Non-City Project)
  • Measure P Citywide ADA Ramps and Streets Reconstruction, Phase 7 Fisherman's Flats: Final markings; Casanova Oak Knoll: Casanova from Fremont to Euclid paving scheduled for late Oct.
  • Measure P Citywide ADA Ramps and Streets Reconstruction, Phase 6 - NIP-funded crosswalk with e-signage to be installed week of Oct. 29- SEE NIP PROJECT PAGE

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  1. MEASURE P Citywide Signalized Intersections ADA Upgrades Phase 2 -- Munras from El Dorado to Buena Vista (at the Del Monte Center entrances.)
  2. Waterfront Parking Lot - reconfiguring, repaving, and added infrastructure including electric vehicle charging stations
  3. Sewer Rehabilitation Project Phase 3-5-6- second to final phase of "What a Relief" sewer rehabilitation project - learn more at
  4. Pacific Street Sidewalk, Phase 3 - (NIP)


  • 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.

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.