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19 May 2017
Holman Highway 68 Roundabout Construction Update and Expected Lane Closures

Holman Highway 68 Roundabout Construction Update and Expected Lane Closures

Due to construction work on the Holman Highway 68 Roundabout project next Monday and Tuesday, the southbound Highway 1 on-ramp will be closed between Holman Highway 68 and the Pebble Beach Highway 1 Gate. The Highway 1 Gate entrance to Pebble Beach will be closed; all other gates will be open. The Highway 1 Gate exit from Pebble Beach will be a right turn only.
The planned closures are:

  • Monday, May 22 from 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 23
  • Tuesday, May 23 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, May 24
17 May 2017
05/16/2017: Portola  Plaza Opens - New Entrance to the Monterey Conference Center and Portola Hotel & Spa

05/16/2017: Portola Plaza Opens - New Entrance to the Monterey Conference Center and Portola Hotel & Spa

The City of Monterey announced today the opening of the Portola Plaza and completion of Phase 1.  The redesign of the Portola Plaza creates a new grand entrance to the Monterey Conference Center, welcoming visitors and residents to this vibrant city center. A new circular drive highlighted through rich and colorful stone pavers will impress future visitors of the conference center, which is scheduled to open in fall 2017.

Portola Plaza

10 May 2017
05/10/2017: Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

05/10/2017: Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

On May 9,2017 at 12:11 PM, Monterey Police Officers investigated a sexual assault that occurred on Hannon Street at Del Monte Avenue. The incident occurred on May 9, 2017 at approximately 2:30 AM.

10 May 2017
05/10/2017: Armed Robbery Arrest

05/10/2017: Armed Robbery Arrest

On May 8,2017 at 6:37 PM, Monterey Police Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in the 2400 block of North Fremont Street. The suspect entered the business concealing his identity with a ski mask and demanded money while brandishing a knife. The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of money and fled the business in a silver vehicle. There were no injuries reported.

10 May 2017
05/10/2017: New Online Business License Application -  Streamlines process for business owners

05/10/2017: New Online Business License Application - Streamlines process for business owners

Business owners can now apply for their business license using the City of Monterey’s  new Online Business License Application. This option will help streamline the process of applying and submitting applications to the Revenue Office . The online application is  convenient, the process is easy, and available any time.

04 May 2017
05/03/2017: Cold Case Project Presentation: Khalik Kennedy & Andre Jacobs, Thursday, May 4

05/03/2017: Cold Case Project Presentation: Khalik Kennedy & Andre Jacobs, Thursday, May 4

On Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 8:30 AM, investigators with the Peninsula Cold Case Project will hold another meeting at the Monterey Police Department.

04 May 2017
05/03/2017: Assault with a Caustic Chemical Arrest

05/03/2017: Assault with a Caustic Chemical Arrest

On May 2, 2017 at 5:33 PM, Monterey Police Officers responded to a report of an assault with a caustic chemical at 2407 North Fremont.

20 April 2017
04/20/2017: Monterey Police Department Conducts a Minor Decoy Operation
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Please note: The schedule is subject to change.
Active Engineering Projects Schedule
MAP OF ALL PROJECTS
  • MEASURE P: ADA Ramp and Street Reconstruction Phase 5 - Work expected into early March in Old Town, specifically one block of Larkin Street and two blocks of Watson Street -SEE MAP
  • Pacific Street Sidewalk Reconstruction Phase 2 - 1100 block - See Project Info - Work expected to last into early Dec. (NIP)
  • MEASURE P STREETS: Citywide Street Resurfacing/Slurry Phase 5 - Currently markings, striping, and additional cleanup to complete.
  • Wharf II Pile Replacement & Repair - Critical repairs continue. Completion expected some time in December. (CIP)
  • Cal Am Monterey Pipeline Project (Non-City Project) - also see www.watersupplyproject.org/
    Installation of the new 36” water pipeline continues on Fitch Avenue in the Presidio of Monterey on Friday, November 17, through Wed., Nov. 22 to complete the crossing of Kit Carson Road. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Traffic controls and parking limitations will be posted. Work will suspend Thursday, November 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday and resume on Monday November 27. Nighttime construction work in downtown Monterey, which had been delayed due to the discovery of an unmarked, underground utility line, is expected to resume on Webster Street and Munras Avenue on the evening of Sunday, November 26, between the hours of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Traffic controls will be posted. Hydrant tie-ins will occur near the Fairgrounds in Monterey. 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, July 2017 to Fall 2018 - Work to close Hoffman between Cannery Row and Wave Street, tentatively scheduled for Nov.28, Dec. 5, and Dec. 11, weather permitting.

construction signs

Upcoming

  1. El Estero Streetscape, Phase 3 - adding parallel parking spaces - details coming soon. This work should be completed within 30 days.
  2. Street lights on Franklin and Alvarado - Details coming soon
  3. Sidewalk work at bus stop on David Ave. - Details coming soon
  4. North Fremont Bike and Pedestrian Access and Safety Improvement Project - bidding takes place early spring 2018 - learn more about this project: monterey.org/NFremontBikePed and sign up for email updates.

Ongoing

CalTrans may be performing other work locally. Look up CalTrans construction.