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January 30, 2018
All of the underground conduits and utility vaults and boxes have been installed and the contractor is starting work on the new curb, gutter, and sidewalk. In February, 2018, PG&E will begin installation of their underground electrical wiring (affected residences and businesses will be notified of any planned outages as service is converted from overhead to underground). PG&E is scheduled to complete their work by the end of February, and will remove their wires and facilities on top of the wooden utility poles at that time. Subsequently, AT&T and Comcast will begin installation of underground communication wiring, which should be completed by the end of April (affected residences and businesses will be notified of any planned outages as service is converted from overhead to underground). At that time, the remaining AT&T and Comcast unused utility poles and wiring will be removed and the area restored. The City was successful in obtaining $153,000 in grant funds from City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County for the Safe Routes to School and Green Infrastructure Pilot Program. These funds will pay for providing three new concrete bulb-outs and bioswalesat the intersection of Correas and Purissima.
The new Library remains on schedule to be completed by late June, 2018, and opened to the public in the July/August timeframe.
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 early November will require the temporary closure of Correas Street. After the initial work on this project got underway, the contractor encountered an unmarked sewer line - which is a significant issue. It required the work to be postponed while the City made necessary changes to the designs to reflect the presence of this sewer line.
Last November, 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.
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. 203George Sanen, Construction Manager, City of HMB (Library Issues) (415) 858-8582Brain 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.