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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Utility Undergrounding Work Closes Section of Correas Street

News Release UPDATED 11/9/17: Correas closed between Church and Purissima. Utility undergrounding work taking place near site of the new Library construction. That portion of the Correas will remain closed until the opening of the new Library next summer.

UPDATED 11/9/17: On November 6, the City's contractor closed Correas Street between Church and Purissima in order to accommodate the utility undergrounding work that is taking place on that section of roadway. That part of Correas Street will remain closed until completion of the new Library which is anticipated for late June, 2018. Signs have been installed to detour motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclist away from the closed section of Correas Street. Any pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorists in the vicinity of this work should exercise extra caution, be watchful for equipment and workers, and obey detour and other traffic signage.

See the original news release below.


For Immediate Release
October 2, 2017

Contact: Brian Lee
City of Half Moon Bay

Construction for Utility Undergrounding to Impact Correas Street

Including mid-October closure of Correas between Church & Purissima Streets

Half Moon Bay, CA - As part of the Half Moon Bay Underground Utility District (UUD), the overhead utility lines near the under-construction new Library are going underground, offering a great improvement to the aesthetics of the neighborhood. This work includes street trenching which will cause periodic traffic delays, and in mid-October will require the temporary closure of Correas Street.

Week of October 2, 2017: The contractor will set up traffic control and there will be periodic, short closures of Correas Street between Church Street and Purissima Street, as the initial work to prepare for utility undergrounding takes place.

NOTE: WORK POSTPONED - SEE REVISION ABOVE Week of October 16, 2017 (estimated): Correas Street will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians in order for the utility undergrounding to be completed. This closure is expected to continue through mid-December, 2017. During this closure, cars will still be allowed to enter and exit Cunha's parking lot on Church Street. The City is working with the school on a plan for student drop-off and pick-up that will decrease congestion at Church and Correas Streets.

The City apologizes for the additional noise, disruption, and traffic delays that this activity may cause, and appreciates the patience of neighbors, motorists, and pedestrians. It is best to avoid this area if possible - but when in the area, motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are encouraged to use extra caution.

Updates on the Correas Street work, construction of the new Library, and other City projects are periodically posted online at under "Projects." Community members can view the Library construction web cam here.

Located 28 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Half Moon Bay is a community of about 12,500 people, situated on the peninsula between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer. Its historic downtown is home to numerous shops, art galleries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and other businesses, and its celebrated beaches and parks are wonders of nature, accessible to pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians. With its many activities and events, beautiful natural scenery, old-town charm, and abundance of retail and commercial services, Half Moon Bay is a regional destination. The City's website is


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