Construction this Week
WEEKS BEGINNING December 4 and 11, 2023 - PLEASE NOTE: SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
- The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) and Caltrans District 5 will host the final public hearing for the release of the Draft Environmental Document for the Scenic State Route 68 Corridor Improvements Project from 3-7 pm, on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, in the Steinbeck Room, at the Monterey Conference Center, courtesy of the City of Monterey. Community members can share their concerns about the project’s environmental impacts by submitting their comments on-site at the public hearing or submit their comments by email at SRfirstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the dedicated project phone line at: 855-925-2801, code 7711. The end date to submit comments to Caltrans District 5 on the Draft Environmental Document is January 8, 2024. For more information about the Scenic State Route 68 Corridor Improvements Project, scan the QR code or click onto the project website at: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5/district-5-current-projects/d5-scenic-route-68-improvements.
- TAMC Updates: Highway 1: Munras Avenue: December 9 - There will be one lane closure along northbound and southbound Highway 1 at Munras Avenue for guardrail repair work during the following hours: southbound 6:30 am to 9:30 am, northbound 9:30 am, to 12:30 pm. State Route 68: Samuel F B Morse – Community Hospital Entrance: Dec. 3 – Dec. 8 - One-way traffic controls will be in place along eastbound and westbound State Route 68 between Samuel F B Morse and the entrance to Community Hospital for miscellaneous work from 8 pm to 6 am. State Route 68: Olmstead Road – Laguana Seca Track Entrance: Dec. 3 – Dec. 8 - One-way traffic controls will be in place along eastbound and westbound State Route 68 between Olmstead Road and the Laguna Seca Track Entrance for survey work from 8 pm to 5 am.
- Temporary Retaining Wall on Lighthouse to secure eroding sediments - One lane closed in the southbound direction on Lighthouse between 8:30-4:30 through Fri, Dec. 1. Another project is planned in the next few years to install a more permanent solution.
- Measure S and P Sidewalk spot repairs to clean up uplifts or other tripping hazards - long term throughout the city. Currently or soon in Old Town, New Monterey including Lighthouse Ave, and Cannery Row areas. A message from the Public Works Department: Pedestrian safety, and having a walkable community is of the utmost importance. Damaged or uplifted sidewalk can occur overtime, and the City of Monterey Public Works Department strives to perform repairs in a timely manner. If you notice orange paint on the sidewalk, it is an indication that a deficiency has been flagged and repairs are being coordinated. The City continues to explore innovative methods to address minor sidewalk deficiencies and recently awarded a contract to contractor to diamond slicing uplifts in the Downtown and New Monterey Neighborhoods. Once these first neighborhoods are addressed, the contractor will continue to work in other neighborhoods throughout the City.
- PG&E Monterey Substation Electrical Equipment Upgrade – Fact Sheet - PG&E is working to upgrader their electrical equipment at the Monterey Substation (498 Del Monte Avenue - just across from the Harbor) running from mid-August to December 2022 to excavate and backfill soils in preparation for a state-of-the-art substation installation between January 2023 and mid-2024. During the excavation and backfilling, PG&E will have an average of 30 trucks entering and exiting the substation Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, as well as some weekends. They will be on-site to direct pedestrian and vehicle traffic around the substation. (Not a City Project)
- MEASURE S and P Citywide Road Resurfacing Phase 4 – MEASURE S and P Citywide Road Resurfacing Phase 4 is starting, and it includes pavement patch work this winter and a slurry seal in spring 2024 on high impact roads in Monterey, including Fremont Street, Munras Avenue, and Lighthouse Avenue. This work will resume in late February, weather-dependent. Citywide Road Surface Repair Projects Phase 4 & 5 as well as our projected Road Rehabilitation Projects for later this year and for 2024 – LIST OF STREET SEGMENTS FOR THE ROAD SURFACE REPAIR. Upcoming Road Rehabilitation, Winter 2023 and Summer 2024 - SEE MAP Upcoming Road Surface Repairs, Winter 2023 and Spring 2024 - SEE MAP
Q&A - HAVE A PUBLIC WORKS CONSTRUCTION-RELATED QUESTION? EMAIL SUGGEST@MONTEREY.ORG
Question: How do I report a raised sidewalk that has a potential to cause a tripping hazard?
Answer: If the uplift is caused by a city tree the city will fix it, otherwise it might be on the responsibility of the property owner or a utility company to address the issue. Typically, a Public Works crew will go out to identify the uplift, measure the uplift, paint the uplift and take pictures. We keep a log and send the appropriate party a letter to address the issue.