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Posted on: October 11, 2018

The Scoop: Week of October 15, 2018

Oct 15th

 Planned Road or Parking Lot Closures for the Week Ahead:

  • The annual British Fall Classic event is Sunday, October 14th. This event is hosted by On the Road Again Classics. The event will take place on Monterey Road between Main Avenue and 4th Street. The closure will include side streets from Monterey Road. Residents will have access on the East side of Monterey Road from Depot and the West side of Monterey Road from Del Monte. Road closures will begin at 7:00 a.m. on October 14th and will be open by 4:00 p.m. on October 14th.
  • The Morgan Hill Running Festival (Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k) is Sunday, October 21st. There are no road closures for this event. However, there may be traffic delays along the route. Community Park will also be impacted between the hours of 6:00 am and 5:00pm for the race start and finish. For additional information about the routes, please visit
  • Half Road between Mission View and Condit is anticipated to be closed during construction: Sunday nights to Friday mornings 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. This is the first phase of the Main Avenue and Madrone Pipeline Restoration Project that is anticipated to last up to five weeks until mid-October.
  • Main Avenue near Carriage Lamp Way: There will be minor traffic control along Main Avenue near Carriage Lamp Way to connect the well building to the water and sewer system.

 Maintenance Activities: 

  • Storm system preparation
  • Pothole repairs in La Crosse neighborhood
  • Pothole repairs at Condit Road and East Dunne Area
  • Pothole repairs in Via Del Castillo area
  • Tree trimming by contractor at various locations citywide

Major Projects:

  • 2018 Pavement Rehabilitation: O’Grady Paving crews will be continue working on Hill Road and Sutter Boulevard to raise utility boxes to the newly paved roadway grade and restore street survey monument boxes. O’Grady Paving will start working on punch-list item work for project closeout.
  • El Toro Fire Station Roof Replacement: The tile roof at the El Toro Fire Station on Old Monterey is being removed and replaced. The tear off is scheduled to begin on October 17th and the reroofing will follow in the coming weeks after any needed repairs are completed. For more information, please check the following link
  • Cochrane Road Widening: Cochrane Road is being widened for the new Borello Ranch subdivision at the base of  Anderson Dam. Cochrane Road between San Rafael Street and Coyote Road will have the first layer of asphalt placed this coming week.  The road will have both lanes open to traffic this week. Construction is anticipated to last for several weeks into October.
  • Downtown Parking Garage: The top floor of the downtown parking structure will remain closed during times where parking demand does not necessitate use of all the spaces. The top floor of the structure will be opened during major events or at other times that parking demand necessitates it. Permanent improvements to the garage are currently in the design process and permanent reopening of the structure will be considered when parking demand requires the use of the top floor. Contact Chris Ghione at for more information.
  • Sunsweet Development:  The Sunsweet project is located on a 1.63-acre parcel on the southeast corner of the intersection of Depot St. and East Third St. The project is primarily four stories and consists of 83 apartments and 8,051 square feet of ground floor commercial space. The project is utilizing 83 of the 500 residential building allotments that were set aside for use in the downtown by the voters on May 19, 2009 (Measure A). Parking for the project will be provided below grade. Construction is underway.
  • Depot and East 1st Street Parking Lot: The City is developing a new parking lot at the corner of Depot and East 1st Street. It will have a total of 40 parking spaces with two of those spaces designated for handicap parking. The anticipated completion date is December 2018.
  • Veneto Project: This project is the development of 168 rental apartments and 74 single-family homes. The contractor is currently completing a road section on San Pedro Avenue between Condit and Murphy. This section of San Pedro is closed to traffic through the first week of November.
  • Opa!Group Restaurant Complex: Willard Hicks is open. Tac-oh, Opa! and Mo’s will open after staff hiring process is completed. If interested, resumes can be e-mailed to
  • Main Avenue and Madrone Pipeline Restoration Project: Local groundwater sources supply 100% of Morgan Hill’s drinking water. The Santa Clara Valley Water District’s Main Avenue and Madrone Pipeline Restoration Project will restore existing infrastructure to replenish local groundwater aquifers to meet current and future needs. The project will have three phases. The first phase began on September 10th on Half Road between Mission View and Condit. Anticipated construction hours are 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Sunday night to Friday morning. The first phase is anticipated to last up to five weeks. The Water District will implement temporary vehicular and pedestrian traffic control to facilitate the safe construction of the project. The public will continue to have access to residential, commercial, agricultural and recreational properties and facilities throughout the project. Expect traffic delays due to construction. During construction of the first phase, use of Peet Road is recommended to bypass construction on Cochrane Road between Half Road and Cochrane Road. Elm Avenue is recommended to bypass construction on Cochrane Road between Half Road and East Main Avenue. For more information, please check the following link:
  • 2018 Infiltration and Inflow Sewer Rehabilitation Project: A construction contract was awarded to Pacific Underground Construction. The project repairs damaged sewer piping at ten locations (five locations near Llagas Road and the other five locations in the Holiday/Jackson Oaks area). Construction is underway at Crest Avenue and Longview Drive location.
  • Monterey Road Sewer Vault Lining Project at Llagas Creek Crossing: National Coating & Lining and their subcontractor will begin construction to install and test a temporary sewer bypass along the northbound Monterey Road shoulder to complete the sewer vault cleaning, repair, and protective coating work. Conditions permitting, National’s anticipated completion of the vault improvements is end of this week.
  • 25 – First Street Sewer Replacement: This project replaces deteriorated sewer piping serving businesses along the west side of Monterey between First Street and Main. The project will start construction once all the easements have been secured.
  • Lift Stations J and W Improvement Project:  Pacific Infrastructure Corporation (PIC) is excavating and forming up station J’s power pedestal pad. At station W, PIC will install and test a temporary sewer bypass for the station in order to start work on the wet well and valve vault improvements.
  • Depot Station: There is on-going building construction for this new 30-unit residential development with 6,000 square feet of retail space located at 95 E. 3rd Street (northwest corner of Depot & 3rd Streets).
  • Boys Ranch and Jackson Well Rehabilitation Project: Project awarded to Conco-West, Inc. for $1.28 million dollars. Construction of the two wells are complete. Completing acid treatment at both wells for disinfection purposes. For more information please check the following link:
  • New Main Avenue Well Project: This project will construct a new building around the recently drilled well and provide the City with approximately 850 gallons per minute of additional drinking water. Construction began on May 14, 2018. The building pad and underground utilities are being installed. There will be minor traffic control necessary in the next few weeks to connect the building to the water and sewer system. For more information please check the following link:
  • Hale Avenue Extension Project:  City Council certified the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) and adopted the Hale Avenue Plan Line on August 23, 2017. The Hale Avenue Extension Project design is currently being finalized and the right of way acquisition process is nearing completion. Please click on the following link for more information:
  • Monterey Sewer Trunk Line to Gilroy Project: The project proposes to construct a new parallel sewer trunk line from the Harding/Highland intersection to Renz Road in Gilroy. Design plans have surpassed the 30% level and have been reviewed by the stakeholders. The designs will now be elevated to a 65% completion level. Construction of the parallel sewer trunk is currently not funded. The draft alignment can be found at
  • Granada Hotel: No work currently scheduled.

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