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California Avenue Streetscape Project

California Avenue Business District Survey

The City recently conducted a survey to determine the effectiveness of outreach in the California Avenue Business District during construction of the California Avenue Streetscape Project. For survey results and summary, click here.


The California Avenue Streetscape Project includes improvements between El Camino Real and the Caltrain 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.

Construction Look Ahead Schedule for the Week of December 8 thru December 12, 2014

The contractor will be working between Park Boulevard and Mollie Stone's Market (north side). Work will also continue underground trenching for electrical work and trench  drain/storm drain work. he demolition of sidewalk and driveway in from on Mollie Stones. They will also be grading the area for forming of curb & gutter work. The pedestrian ramps at Park Boulevard will also be demolished for widening. Pedestrians will be detoured safely around these areas.

The contractor will also begin work on the plaza this week. Work will include sawcutting & demolition work required for reconstruction of the plaza. The project trailer will be moved north end of the plaza.

WORK DURING HOLIDAYS: From Nov.26 to Jan. 4th the contractor's work on California Avenue will be isolated to the east side (at the Plaza and Park Boulevard). The construction trailer will be moved out of the plaza and a temporary project site will be set up at the south end of Lot C-6 (at Park/Sherman).

Work affecting Vehicular and Pedestrian Traffic:

  • Single lane of traffic in both directions between the Plaza and El Camino Real throughout the week.
  • Parking will be restricted  on  near the corner of Birch/California Avenue (north-east side) and on the block between Park Boulevard and Mollie Stone's Market.
  • Pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained at all times. 


  • Jack hammering will take place between  Park Boulevard and Mollie Stone's (North side).
  • Forming for the curb and gutter will include hammering with hand held hammers and the whine of electric saws.
  • 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.

Work will generally occur between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The contractor might start as early as 7 am 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