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
APRIL 12, 2021:

Please note: Schedule is subject to change. MASTER PROJECT SCHEDULE
  1. MEASURE P/S - SEE MAP - Monday, April 12 through Friday, April 16, Herrmann Dr. will be under construction as part of the Measure P/S Road Surface Repair Phase 2 package. "No Parking" signs are posted, but if you have questions about access, contact the phone number listed on the notices delivered, or the Engineering Office, weekdays at (831)646-3997. The road will be closed (at Via Paraiso) in one direction from Larkin. The following streets will be detoured to Via Paraiso, to Via Gayuba, back down to Martin: Via Paraiso; El Caminito; Via Del Rey; Via Campana; and Via Chular.
  2. MEASURE S Citywide Sidewalk Phase 5 - Downtown and Oldtown areas - SCHEDULE
  3. MEASURE S Citywide Road Rehab. Ph.1 - Mar Vista Dr. (From Mar Vista to Monte Vista), Ramona Ave. (Montecito to Fremont), Munras Ave. (Munras to Fremont) - SCHEDULE
  4. MEASURE S Franklin Street Storm Drain Improvements - SCHEDULE
  5. Wharf Trash Compactor -  (Tidelands and Marina funds) SCHEDULE | ARTISTIC RENDERING 
  1. Measure S ADA Ramps Phase 4

Caltrans to perform work on two major Monterey Peninsula arteries - Highway 68 and Highway 156 traffic will impacted over two days each next week. For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Monterey County, call the District 5 Public Affairs Office at (805) 549-3318 or visit the website at

Click on the outlined sections of the map to see a close-up of that section, or see the PDFs below.