Public Works Project Updates

City Projects Under Construction (updated 1/9/23)

Bon Air Road Bridge Replacement project 

Work is substantially complete with minor punch list items remaining. Recently repairs/corrections were made to the storm drain pump station, sidewalks and traffic signals.

Bon Air Road Bridge Mitigation Projects

Improvements include replacement of two public docks at Bon Air Landing Park and next to the Marin Rowing Association dock, converting the Piper Park dog park back to tidal wetlands, construction of a new dog park south of the Central Marin Police Authority building and stormwater improvements on Magnolia Avenue.  The contractor has completed grading and fence installation at the dog park. There will be several work slowdowns and stoppages due to regulatory agency permit work windows resulting in a projected completion date of spring 2024.              

Corte Alejo (Via La Paz) Storm Drain Improvements

The replacement by-pass storm drain, removal of old pipes and minor improvements to hillside have been completed. Staff conducted a field meeting with residents to review plans for storm drain overflow piping. Staff and consultant are reviewing options for overflow piping.

Sir Francis Drake Pavement Repair (Del Monte to Drakes Cove Road)

Work is substantially complete.  The contractor will be installing completing repairs to traffic detection loops at the NB US 101 on ramp at the request of Caltrans. There may be signal inefficiencies until this work is completed.

Hillview Storm Drain Improvements

This project was formally accepted by the City Council at their regularly scheduled June 1 meeting. The new storm drains have been installed and the connection to the Bon Air pump station has just been completed. Plugging of old gravity creek connection pipes was completed, however, some creekwater remains backflowing through the system at high tides. Staff is actively investigating all connections in the area to determine the source and plug.

Doherty Drive Rule 20A Utility Undergrounding

Underground infrastructure installation is complete. The poles and overhead wires near Redwood High School have been removed. AT&T is scheduled to remove the remainder of the poles and wires near Hill Middle School – no date is confirmed but AT&T have been on site preparing for this work and estimate the poles will be removed by the end of January.

Park Way Storm Drain Improvements

The storm drain work has been completed. Minor punch list work remains. The street is scheduled to be paved with the Measure B Group 4 project.  

Niven Park Improvements

Plans for the playground area reconstruction were approved by City Council in late October. Picnic area improvements were recently completed with a community build.

Dolliver Park

Work is substantially complete installing new equipment for children under five years old.  

Redwood Highway (North) Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements (NS Greenway extension)

Staff continues working with Caltrans Office of Local Assistance to secure the funding and process all the paperwork that accompanies the federal funding on this project. Construction is now anticipated in spring/ early summer 2023. This project will add a new class 1 bike path on the west side of Old Redwood Highway from the termination of the current Caltrans project on the off-ramp to the pedestrian 101 overcrossing.

Measure B Group 4 Pavement Rehabilitation

Maggiora & Ghilotti paving work has ground to an extended pause with inclement weather.   Paving should occur through until early 2023. Streets to be paved include most streets south of downtown, in Baltimore Canyon, and South Eliseo Drive. More detailed information is available on the City’s website under ‘fixing our roads. A schedule of planned paving dates for each street is provided; however, please note that the schedule will change weekly as each day that is no suitable for paving will push all paving dates out by a day.

Please visit for more information on our paving program and this year’s project

Crosswalks Improvements Project

Minor improvements have been initiated including new markings and signs at select locations. A preliminary design has been prepared for a second phase of the project. The plans are being reviewed by staff.

Upper Elm Pathway Improvements

The project is in final design phase after a geotechnical engineering review.

LED Streetlight Retrofit Project

Tanko Lighting has completed replacement work.   Remaining work includes installing/ replacing shields on lamps at select locations.

To see if lights in your neighborhood have been replaced yet.

Doherty Drive Safe Pathways to Schools Phase 2

Contractor, McGuire & Hester’s work is substantially complete. Rectangular rapid flashing beacons set for the Doherty/ Piper Park intersection have been further delayed. The latest estimate for delivery from the vendor is late January.

Citywide Storm Drain Cleaning and Inspection

Staff is working with RVSD on the inspections. Staff has completed the bulk of video inspections and is developing a plan and budget for repairs and replacements.  A  City Council presentation is tentatively scheduled for February 1, 2023.

Storm Drain Pump Station Upgrades

Schaaf & Wheeler is working on a revised draft report on recommended fixes and improvements.

Laurel Avenue Drainage and Retaining Wall

Staff is has returned the consultant’s preliminary plans and cost estimate for diverting drainage on Laurel Avenue. Once the design is finalized, staff anticipates phasing the project to install a berm along Laurel in advance of the larger storm drain installation scope of the project.  We anticipate spring 2023 bidding and summer 2023 construction.

Lagoon Inlet Gates Rehabilitation

Consultant is working on final design of improvements. We anticipate spring 2023 bidding and summer 2023 construction.