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. Currently, work in packages 3, 5 and 6 remain. Specifically, there are spot repairs in 12 -17 locations, as well as some additional pipe-bursting and lining work to be completed. There are two remaining locations that will be done by the end of Sep 2019.
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
August 26, 2019:

Active Engineering Projects Schedule
Please note: Schedule is subject to change.
  1. MEASURE S Road Surface Repair Phase 1 SEE MAP The list of affected street segments is currently being modified, and will be posted soon. Prep work starting - main work starts Sep. 3 - Specific schedule coming soon
  2. Sanitary Sewer Lining Rehab, Phase II Work throughout the week. Work may cause non-harmful, but unpleasant fumes - SCHEDULE (Sewer CIP Repair Fund)
  3. Glenwood Bus Stop and Crosswalk Improvement - Conform paving work on Tue/Wed will cause some traffic interruption. Project will last until about early Sep. See page 42 - and Item 14, (NIP)
  4. Caminito Del Sur Storm Drain Improvements - This project will last another week but will have minimal impact. Work at 5 and 36 addresses. (NIP and CIP)
  5. North Fremont Bike and Pedestrian Access and Safety Improvement Project -  Intermittent lane closures as needed for the next two weeks while crews complete striping, signals, bike rail installation and landscaping. Otherwise two lanes open in both directions of travel the length of N Fremont (there is one shoulder closure remaining near the Ramona MST Jazz stop). No parking signs will remain in place until the final striping is completed in the last week of August. INVITATION TO THE "THANK YOU TO THE COMMUNITY" AND GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION ON SAT., SEP. 14
    For more information please see the FACT SHEET Learn more about this project:

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  1. Sewer Rehab pipe bursting - The two remaining locations, Wharf 2 and the Munras onramp to Highway 1 South - scheduled for mid-Sep. ("What a Relief")
  2. Wayfinding Signage Project (CIP)
  3. MEASURE S Street Improvements - Potholing on Mar Vista for future street repairs that will start in a few months.
  4. Cannery Row Parking Garage Elevator Enclosure - Elevator on Wave Street side of garage will be closed for approximately 11 weeks from mid-Oct into Feb 2020 - (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.