Public Works Project Updates

City Projects Under Construction (updated 03/25/2022)

Bon Air Road Bridge Replacement project 

Traffic and pedestrians have been shifted to the south side of the new bridge. Northside sidewalk work is complete. Work will continue on both bridge approaches, and intersection signal improvements at South Eliseo Drive/ Bon Air Road.   Completion of the project is still scheduled for summer 2022.

Bon Air Road Bridge Mitigation Projects

Staff submitted documents to Caltrans to authorize the City to bid the project for construction. Staff is hopeful Caltrans approval will occur within the next few months allowing bidding and construction this spring/ summer. City Council approved the plans for bidding at their February 2 regular meeting.

Corte Alejo (Via La Paz) Storm Drain Improvements

The replacement by-pass storm drain, removal of old pipes and minor improvements to hillside have been completed. Consideration of storm drain overflow piping continues.

Sir Francis Drake Pavement Repair (Del Monte to Drakes Cove Road)

Bids for paving were opened on March 24. City Council will consider approving a contract for the work at their April 6, 2022 meeting.  Work will be scheduled to occur at night and detours will be established during those work hours.

Hillview Storm Drain Improvements

Construction including street paving work is complete. Staff is working with the Contractor to finalize punch list work prior to accepting the project. While all the new storm drains have been installed, the final connection to the Bon Air pump station will not occur until the bridge project nears completion. In the interim, the Hillview drainage will continue to gravity flow to Corte Madera Creek.

Doherty Drive Rule 20A Utility Undergrounding

Work has shifted to the Lucky Drive end of Doherty. Anticipate traffic delays on Doherty Drive during construction hours. The Contractor will not be allowed to block traffic lanes during school drop off and pick up periods.  The work is anticipated to continue through June of this year.

Magnolia ADA improvements (Ward Street to King Street)

New sidewalks are complete and planting and electrical work is underway. The contractor is preparing for final street paving, scheduled for Monday April 4. This work will require a closure of Magnolia Avenue from King Street to Ward Street. Traffic will be detoured to Locust Avenue during the daytime paving.

Park Way Storm Drain Improvements

Staff is finalizing design for the storm drain improvements. A mid-year budget amendment was approved allocating construction funding for this summer.

Piper Park Improvements

Staff is negotiating contractor pricing for asphalt path repairs.

Niven Park Improvements

Staff continues working on improvement plans based on the feedback received at earlier outreach efforts. Preliminary plans were presented to the Parks and Recreation Commission on January 20.

Hamilton Park Improvements

The larger park renovation project is on hold.  Pathway repaving and some minor improvements to furnishings is planned for this summer.

Dolliver Park

Staff is working on plans for playground equipment upgrades. New equipment for children under five years old is proposed to complement the existing equipment for ages five to twelve. City Council will consider approval of the plans at their April 6 meeting.

Redwood Highway (North) Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements (NS Greenway extension)

Staff is working with Caltrans Office of Local Assistance to secure the funding and process all the paperwork that accompanies the federal funding on this project. Construction is anticipated in late summer 2022. This project will add a new class 1 bike path on the west side of Old Redwood Highway from the termination of the current Caltrans project on the off-ramp to the pedestrian 101 overcrossing.

Measure B Group 4 Pavement Rehabilitation

Design work is near completion on the final paving project of the City's Measure B Paving Plan. Paving should occur in May-August of 2022 and will include most streets south of downtown, in Baltimore Canyon, all of Magnolia Avenue, most of Doherty Drive and South Eliseo Drive. Letters outlining the need for all street excavations to be completed prior to the work were mailed to homeowners and residents on affected streets in early December. The Larkspur Municipal Code prohibits excavation of newly paved streets for five years. Anyone with planned home improvements that may trigger sewer or water service upgrades is encouraged to complete the in-street components of this work prior to the paving project. 

Please visit https://www.ci.larkspur.ca.us/563/Fixing-Our-Roads for more information on our paving program and this year’s project

Magnolia Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation

Magnolia Avenue was separated from the Group 4 project streets due to its unique traffic control requirements. City Council approved the repaving plans at their April 6 meeting and the project is currently advertised for construction bids. Staff is analyzing bicycle enhancements to the northern section of Magnolia, which if considered will be returned to City Council for approval prior to being incorporated into the project.

Crosswalks Improvements Project

Minor improvements have been initiated including new markings and signs at select locations. A second phase of the project, which may include more substantial improvements is under design development.

Upper Elm Pathway Improvements

Staff has authorized the survey work, needed to develop alternatives for improvements.

LED Streetlight Retrofit Project

Tanko Lighting has completed the audit phase of the project and is working on the design of replacement LED fixtures.

Doherty Drive Safe Pathways to Schools Phase 2

The City received partial funding through the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for completion of the Doherty pathway along the Redwood High School frontage. City Council will consider at their April 20 meeting, approval of final plans, including work funded by a separate Transportation Authority of Marin grant for bikeway and crosswalk improvements on Doherty Drive from Piper Park to Magnolia Avenue. This project is tentatively scheduled for construction late summer 2022 following the Rule 20A undergrounding project.