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. Work in packages 3, 5 and 6 now complete.
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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Week beginning
Dec. 9, 2019:

Active Engineering Projects Schedule
Please note: Schedule is subject to change.
  1. Maintenance Stairs Construction at Portola Walkway - work begins constructing maintenance stairs near the Portola Hotel and Spa and the Monterey Conference Center - (MCC Maint Fund)
  2. MEASURE S Road Repair - work at Veterans Road and Via del Rey, between Skyline Dr. to El Caminito del Norte. "Road Closed to Thru Traffic" signs will be up at the ends but access to businesses will remain. Traffic Control Plans
  3. Wave Broadband undergrounding cable work (non-City project) - Van Buren 12/9; Hoffman and Wave 12/13-12/16; Hoffman and Lighthouse 12/17-12/18; Del Monte and Pacific trench work 12/10-12/12; Madison & Pacific Roadway Restoration 12/19-12/23; Del Monte and Pacific Roadway Restoration 12/24-12/27; Van Buren Roadway Restoration 12/28-12/30; Hoffman and Wave Roadway Restoration 12/31-1/2; Hoffman & Lighthouse Roadway Restoration 1/3-1/6. Traffic control will be in place. Work hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  4. MEASURE S Road Surface Repair Phase 1- Final slurry work in Skyline Forest will be postponed until early spring for proper weather/ temperature conditions. Phase 2 work details and list of streets will be ready and posted soon. SEE THE LATEST PAVEMENT CONDITION INDEX (PCI) REPORT
  5. Cannery Row Parking Garage Elevator Enclosure - Work continues on site, with a full closure of Wave Street between Prescott and Hoffman on Mon. 12/9. Elevator on Wave Street side of garage will be closed for approximately 11 weeks for this project to improve the elevator system. Start date is 10/29/19, completion date is 2/21/20. Both elevators from 10/29/19 - 2/12/20. New, temporary parking of ADA accessible vehicles will be near the exit with a walking exit to Hoffman. Signs will direct vehicles with strollers towards more accessible areas. SEE CIP PROJECT PAGE - (CIP)
  1. MEASURE S Sidewalk Repair, Phase 4 - planned for a Jan start (MEASURE S)
  2. MEASURE S ADA Ramp Repair - more information posted soon (MEASURE S)
  3. ADA Ramp Repair at Del Monte and Alvarado St in front of Cibo's Restaurant - in January (MEASURE S)
  4. Wayfinding Signage Project (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.