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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Weeks beginning
APRIL 15, 2019:

Active Engineering Projects Schedule
Please note: Schedule is subject to change.
  1. Crosswalk at Hoffman and Cannery Row Scheduled to begin around Apr. 22 - see NIP Project on page 79 - (NIP)
  2. Skyline Curb and Gutter Repairs Stratford Place and Victoria Rise - (NIP)
  3. Measure P Citywide Street Resurfacing, Phase 7 - April 12 and 15: Iris Canyon from Glenwood to Don Dahvee as well as Barnet Segal Lane between Highway 1 and Iris Canyon. Scheduled coming soon - Tentatively scheduled to start week of Apr. 22: Crews throughout Pacific St. From Scott to El Dorado; Aguajito Rd. From Del Monte to Fremont; Camino El Estero From Del Monte to Fremont; Del Monte from Camino El Estero to Roberts (East End) - to prepare for slurry SEE MAP
  4. Measure P Citywide ADA Ramps and Street Reconstruction Phase 7- Drainage and street improvements at the intersection of Via Mirada and El Dorado. This project is delayed due to work crews working on the Waterfront Lot and on Glenwood Circle.
  5. CR7 Parking Lot - lot at David/Irving/Foam - Phase 2 - Final patch paving (CIP)
  6. Madison Street ADA Ramps and Montecito Park Improvements, Phase 3 - Construction continues on Madison between Dutra and Van Buren. Concrete work near the Police Dept Offices next week. Traffic control will be in place on Madison. (CDBG and NIP)
  7. Pacific Street Sidewalk, Phase 3 - Final work on the retaining wall. SEE PLANS (NIP)
  8. Sewer Rehab pipe bursting - Pipe bursting underway (this process is noisy). SEE MAP | NEW 3 WEEK SCHEDULE ("What a Relief")
  9. Waterfront Parking Lot Upgrades - This project should be completed by mid-May. Work has moved to Phase 2 on the other side of the lot - reconfiguring, repaving, and added infrastructure including electric vehicle charging stations 3-WEEK SCHEDULE (CIP and Parking Fund)
  10. MEASURE P Citywide Signalized Intersections ADA Upgrades Phase 2 -Final electrical work at all affected locations. - Del Monte at Cunningham, Del Monte at English, and Munras near Del Monte Center.
  11. North Fremont Bike and Pedestrian Access and Safety Improvement Project - One block of Casanova Avenue, between North Fremont and Kolb Ave, will be closed on Friday 4/12, re-opened over the weekend, and then closed for approx. three weeks starting Monday 4/15 for pedestrian improvements. Detour at Ramona Ave will be in place and Jiffy Lube access will be allowed. MARCH UPDATE - For more information please see the FACT SHEET - PLEASE SUPPORT AREA BUSINESSES. Learn more about this project: and sign up for email updates
  12. Cal-Am Cannery Row waterline project: 4/15- Street restoration will begin. The east bound lane on Cannery Row between Hoffman & Prescott will close for one week allowing the concrete to cure;4/15- Fish Hopper; 4/16-711 Cannery Row domestic & fire service; 4/17-Aquarium fire service on west side of Cannery Row; 4/18-Intercontinental night work; 4/19-No work due to Thursday night work (rest period) Work hours are 8 AM to 5 PM weekdays. See Cal-Am letter for details (Non-City Project)

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  1. Solar Panels installation on the Monterey Conference Center - installation of 330 solar panels
  2. Monterey Bay Aquarium Education Center Construction - (Non-City Project) Periodic and Brief Delays on Recreation Trail at Hoffman Avenue. Completion and move-in expected by late spring 2019.


  1. ADA Improvements and remodel of City Clerk's Office late April start date - (CIP)
  2. Cannery Row Parking Garage Elevator Enclosure Scheduled for fall 2019 - (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.