Fixing Sewers - What a Relief

Schedule may change due to weather or other conditions

What a Relief Sewer Rehab Status Map "What a Relief"Project Status Map, Jan. 2017

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
May 22:

Please note: Weather may cause possible delays or changes to the schedule.
Active Engineering Projects Schedule
  • Citywide Street Resurfacing Phase 4 - See project schedule (Measure P)
  • Citywide Sidewalk Repair - See map and list of streets and dates | News Release- (Measure P, Phase 3)
  • Police Department Lobby ADA improvements
  • Citywide ADA Ramps and Street Reconstruction, Phase 3 - (Measure P) Sloat Avenue update: Planned delay to minimize impacts and coordinate with NPS summer schedule. Additional PG&E work added. (Through July)
  • Sewer Work - NO MAP this week - ("What a Relief")
    Work on Cannery Row between Drake and Dickman, 9 am to 9 pm, Wed., May 24
  • Citywide storm drain repairs, Phase 3 (Measure P) - Two areas left: Glenwood Circle and Abrego at Church Street
  • Cal Am Monterey Pipeline Project (Non-City Project) - also see
    Construction will resume on Jefferson Street between High Street and Monroe Street in Monterey. Pipeline installation in Seaside will continue onto Hilby Street between Fremont Boulevard and Wheeler Street.
    Have a question or concern? Call the CalAm project hotline at: (831) 646-3297
  • Highway 68/Highway 1 Roundabout (
    Day and Night Work: Starting Monday 5/22 at 6 a.m., the connection from Holman Highway 68 to Southbound Highway 1 and the Pebble Beach Highway 1 Gate will be fully closed for 24 hours until Tuesday 5/23 at 6 a.m. The same full closure of the connection from Holman Highway 68 to Southbound Highway 1 and the Pebble Beach Highway 1 Gate will happen again on Tuesday night 5/23 from 8 p.m. to Wednesday morning 5/24 at 6 a.m. During the closures there will be no access from Holman Highway 68 to the Pebble Beach Highway 1 Gate or Southbound Highway 1 ramp (going towards Carmel). There will be access for a right turn ONLY exit out of Pebble Beach onto Southbound Highway 1. During the closure, drivers coming from Pacific Grove, Community Hospital, and the Aguajito Road neighborhood who are going towards southbound Highway 1 will need to follow the signed detour and head north on Highway 1 to make a U-turn at Munras Avenue. Large trucks and busses are advised to U-turn at Aguajito Road.
    During the closures:
    Emergency vehicles will have full access at all times.
    The CHP will be onsite to assist with traffic control.
    No closures are currently planned after Wednesday morning at 6 a.m. Additionally, the left turn from the Pebble Beach Highway 1 Gate towards Holman Highway 68 will be reopened after Wednesday at 6 a.m.
    Sign Up for Text Message Alerts - Text 68roundabout to 888777
    Sign-up to receive email notifications: TAMC will send a weekly “look-ahead” with info about the construction, road closures, detours, traffic conditions and travel options.
    HH68 Roundabout May Take Longer

construction signs



  1. ADA Ramp and Street Reconstruction Phase 4 on Littlefield, El Dorado and Pacific (Measure P) - July
  2. 300 Block of Belden Street Widening (NIP) - July
  3. Hawthorne Drainage Improvements - (CIP)
  4. Wharf II Pile Replacement & Repair - May 29 (CIP)
  5. Veteran's Park Bocce Ball Court - June (NIP)
  6. Alvarado Street Light Replacement - 26 street lights between Bonifacio and Del Monte - July (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.