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
May 25, 2020:

Please note: Schedule is subject to change.
  1. Fisherman's Wharf slurry, Tue/Wed, May 27 - 28. Access to businesses wil remain.
  2. MEASURE S Citywide Road Surface Repair Phase 2 - SEE LIST OF STREETS | SEE CURRENT SCHEDULE
  3. MEASURE S Citywide Road Surface Repair Phase 1 - SEE CURRENT SCHEDULE
  4. Montecito Park Phase 4 and Laguna Grande Park Improvements - Currently under construction - some delay due to COVID-19 order and precautions (NCIP)
  5. Cal-AM Water Main Construction in Ryan Ranch - on Lower Ragsdale Drive at Highway 68 to Wilson, then down York Road and back to Highway 68. ONGOING PROJECT (Non-City Cal-AM Project)
  6. Cannery Row Parking Garage Elevator Enclosure - Construction completed - currently in testing and inspecation phase SEE CIP PROJECT PAGE (CIP)
  7. ONGOING FOR SEVERAL MONTHS - Maintenance Stairs Construction at Portola Walkway - (MCC Maint Fund)
  1. MEASURE S ADA Ramp Repair One intersection left at Del Monte and Park Ave - mid-May start.
  2. New Parking Garage Technology Installation - in East and West garages, as well as Wharf Lot (Parking Fund)
  3. Wayfinding Signage Project - prep work starting (CIP)
  4. Elk Run and Deer Forest Dr, and Mule Deer Way Resurfacing - Details coming soon. (NCIP)
  5. Pine and Hawthorne streets storm drain and bulb outs - Details coming soon. (NCIP)

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.