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California Avenue Streetscape Project


The California Avenue Streetcar Project includes improvements between El Camino Real and the Caldron Station at Park Avenue. The purpose of this project is to help revitalize the street by providing modern street design and amenities that will support the creation of a vibrant pedestrian- and bike -oriented commercial and residential district that builds upon existing public art amenities.

The City anticipates both daytime and nighttime construction activities to expedite the construction schedule and to minimize business impacts from the project. The City plans to maintain vehicle and pedestrian access to the area at all times during construction. Furthermore, the city has hired a construction firm to provide regular updates to the surrounding community and create a point of contact that will be available to address any concerns.


Contractor will be placing the final striping and installing the new decorative crosswalks at each of the intersections along California Avenue.  Please see below for the schedule of this work on California Avenue between El Camino Real and the Caltrain Station. This work needs to take place at night in order to have the roads closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

All work will begin at 9 pm through 7 am the next morning.  No work will take place on Friday and Saturday nights.

Sunday night, April 5 through Thursday night,  April 9;
Sunday night, April 12 through Thursday night, April 16; and
Sunday night, April 19 through Monday night, April 20 (Final Touchups -if needed)

California Avenue will be closed to traffic during the above operations. Vehicles will not be allowed to park on the street during the nighttime hours. The street will be opened up to traffic in the morning. Please expect moderate construction machinery noise.  Your patience is greatly appreciated as we complete the final roadway portion of this project.

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact Charlie Hayler at (916) 472-9122 .

Construction Look Ahead Schedule for the Week of April 13 thru April 18, 2015

The contractor will continue work on the plaza and completing remaining unfinished concrete/sidewalk work along California Avenue. Work at the plaza will include pouring concrete, forming of the new seatwalls and preparations for the new fountain. Pedestrians and bicyclists will be detoured safely around these areas.

Contractor will be working on Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm in order to finish punchlist items such as concrete work.

Striping and crosswalk installations night work also continues this week.

Work this week will also include:

  •   Complete irrigation and landscaping work all along California    Avenue
  •  Miscellaneous concrete pours around the old streetlight locations.
  •  Concrete patching and seatwall pours will continue this week.
  •  Placement of new site furnishings will continue
  •  Electrical work at the meter pedestals will take place at Mimosa Lane.
  •  The developer’s contractor will be working in front of 201 California Avenue/Park Boulevard. Pedestrian detours will be in place.

 Work affecting vehicular and pedestrian traffic

  • Single lane of traffic in both directions between the plaza and El Camino Real.
  • Traffic will be rerouted/detoured around the plaza at times.
  • Parking will be restricted on the block around the plaza


  •   Expect general construction equipment noise from dump and trucks, excavators, and concrete delivery vehicles.
  •   A sweeper truck should be onsite at the end of each day.

The contractor might begin working on Saturdays in order to expedite work. A daily quiet period will continue from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day. As a reminder, " quiet time" means no loud construction noise such as, saw cutting, jack hammering, and excavating. The City has asked the Contractor to comply to "quiet time.  We understand the importance of keeping businesses and patrons happy and appreciate everyone's patience during this time.

If you have any questions regarding this work, please contact Project Inspectors James Beauchamp at (650) 302-1402 or Charlie Hayler at (916) 472-9122.


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Last Updated September 19, 2012