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Posted on: December 5, 2018

The Scoop: Week of December 10, 2018

Dec10th

Planned Road or Parking Lot Closures in the Weeks Ahead:

  • St. Catherine Church’s annual Our Lady of Guadalupe Procession is scheduled for Sunday, December 9th. This event does not include a road closure, but there may be traffic delays between 11am and noon. The procession route begins at the Community and Cultural Center through Downtown Morgan Hill north along Monterey Road, west on Main Avenue and back to St. Catherine Church on Peak Avenue. The Morgan Hill Police Department will provide escort.
  • Half Road between Mission View and Condit will be closed during construction of the Pipeline Restoration Project. Construction hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • 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.
  • In order to complete the paving and striping of San Pedro Avenue between Condit and Murphy, PG & E must remove poles from the street and energize the street lights. At this time, PG & E has not provided a schedule to complete their work. San Pedro Avenue will be closed for safety reasons until both PG & E’s utility work and the street improvements are completed in their entirety.

Maintenance Activities: 

  • Pothole repairs in the Cochrane Avenue and Monterey Road area and Condit near East Dunne area.
  • Weed abatement near the Butterfield Channel
  • Traffic striping and pavement markings in the Olympic neighborhood

Major Projects:

  • Butterfield Area Irrigation and Tree Planting Project: On Tuesday Mike Davis Landscape Services will begin planting trees along Butterfield Boulevard and surrounding areas. This is part of a larger project that will include planting a total of 221 trees along Butterfield Boulevard and the surrounding areas. It is anticipated that the tree planting and irrigation installation will be completed by early February.
  • 2018 Pavement Rehabilitation: O’Grady Paving crews will continue punch-list item work and work on project closeout.
  • 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.
  • 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 final layer of asphalt placed and traffic striping will be completed if weather permits.  
  • 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 being designed and permanent reopening of the structure will be considered when parking demand requires the use of the top floor. Contact Chris Ghione at chris.ghione@morganhill.ca.gov 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. In order to complete the paving and striping of San Pedro Avenue between Condit and Murphy, PG & E must remove poles from the street and energize the street lights. At this time, PG & E has not provided a schedule to complete their work. San Pedro Avenue will be closed for safety reasons until both PG & E’s utility work and the street improvements are completed in their entirety.
  • Opa!Group Restaurant Complex: Willard Hicks is open. Tac-oh, Opa! and Mo’s will open after the staff hiring process is completed. If interested, resumes can be e-mailed to hr@oparestaurantgroup.com
  • 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 multiple phases to minimize impacts to existing groundwater recharge operations and lessen impacts to the community. The phase on Half Road between Mission View and Condit began on September 10th. Construction hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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: https://www.valleywater.org/project-updates/infrastructure-improvement-projects/main-ave-madrone-pipelines-restoration
  • Monterey Road Sewer Vault Lining Project at Llagas Creek Crossing: Construction was completed in late October and scheduled for project acceptance at the December 5, 2018 City Council meeting.
  •  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) will continue temporary bypass operations at lift station J in order to complete the wet well and valve vault improvement work. At lift station J, PIC will be backfilling trenches and begin start up testing of the newly installed power pedestal cabinet and wet well pumps and install a new overhead canopy for the power pedestal. At lift station W, PIC will continue working on relocating the electrical service facilities, place a protective coating within the storage manholes, and install a new overhead canopy for the power pedestal. The temporary bypass operations should not disrupt any sewer service.
  • 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. Acid treatment complete at both wells. Begin flushing/water quality testing. For more information please check the following link: http://www.morgan-hill.ca.gov/1439/Water-System-Upgrades
  • 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. The building pad has been poured. 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. Well water treatment will begin in December. For more information please check the following link: http://www.morgan-hill.ca.gov/1439/Water-System-Upgrades
  • 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. Only one property remains to be acquired. Staff is bringing a Resolution of Necessity to City Council on December 5th for approval to file eminent domain action for the remaining property. Please click on the following link for more nformation: http://www.morgan-hill.ca.gov/Search?searchPhrase=Hale%20Avenue%20Extension%20Project&page=1&perPage=10&departmentId=-1
  • 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. The City will present the sewer alignment to the City of Gilroy for their approval in early 2019. Construction of the parallel sewer trunk is currently not funded. The draft alignment can be found at http://www.morgan-hill.ca.gov/1481/Sewer-System-Upgrades
  • Granada Hotel: No work currently scheduled.

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