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Posted on: July 26, 2017

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE 9/29/17: Correas Street Utility Undergrounding Project

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UPDATED September 29, 2017


As part of the Half Moon Bay Underground Utility District (UUD), the overhead utility lines near the 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 late October will require the temporary closure of Correas Street.


  • 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.

  • 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. All are urged to use extra caution when driving, biking, or walking in the area.


If you have specific special needs, please feel free to discuss them with either of the following:


Jason Baker,Tennyson Electric, Inc. (UUD issues) (925) 606-1038 ext. 203
George Sanen, Construction Manager, City of HMB (Library Issues) (415) 858-8582
Brain Lee, City of Half Moon Bay, (650) 726-8284


It is best to avoid this area if possible - but when in the area, motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are encouraged to use extra caution. The City apologizes for any additional noise or disruption that this activity may cause - we're working to minimize the impact the construction has on neighboring properties, and the community - we appreciate everyone's patience!


Take a look at the new Library construction web cam here.

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