Oak Park Boulevard and Monticello Avenue
Weekly Update - August 21, 2020
The City's general contractor, Ghilotti Brothers, Inc., continues to work on this important civic roadway project. They are currently installing storm drain pipe and outfall structures to Grayson Creek, installing perforated drainage pipe within the future planting areas along Oak Park Boulevard and constructing storm drain structures along Oak Park Boulevard. Their sub-contractor, Smith Denison, is installing conduit for street lighting and underground joint trench crossing Monticello Avenue. Underground utility work and construction of concrete sidewalks are expected to continue for the next several weeks. Construction hours will remain at 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, until further notice.
Drivers may experience short delays on Oak Park Boulevard and Monticello Avenue, but two-way traffic will be maintained with the assistance of flaggers. Any project-related questions may be directed to Deirdre Castillo, Senior Civil Engineer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekly Update - July 17, 2020
The City's contractor, Ghilotti Brothers, Inc., began preliminary construction activities for the Oak Park Boulevard/Monticello Avenue improvement project on Monday, June 15 by mobilizing equipment, surveying, potholing for utilities, and site demolition. They have also removed trees and shrubs along the street frontages in preparation for underground work.
Currently, the contractor is working on storm drain improvements along with curb and gutter improvements. The storm drain and outfall structure work within Grayson Creek is expected to begin next week.
Most of the underground utility improvements will be constructed during the summer while school is out. Most construction will continue between 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Any project-related questions can be directed to Senior Civic Engineer Deirdre Castillo at email@example.com.
Construction is scheduled to begin next week on the Oak Park and Monticello Improvement Project. This project will provide for public road and utility infrastructure improvements to service the new Pleasant Hill Library, Recreation and Park District sports fields, residential development at 1750 Oak Park Boulevard, and Pleasant Hill Middle School. Key project elements include:
• Widening Oak Park Boulevard to accommodate new right and left-turn pockets onto Monticello Avenue;
• Replacement of the traffic signal at the Oak Park Boulevard/Monticello Avenue intersection;
• Installation of a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) for a pedestrian crosswalk on Monticello Avenue;
• Traffic signage and striping;
• Bicycle lanes;
• Pavement rehabilitation and/or reconstruction;
• New concrete sidewalks, driveways, and ADA-compliant curb ramps;
• Undergrounding of dry utilities (electric, gas, communications);
• Extending recycled water and domestic water systems;
• Installation of a complex storm drain system;
• Ornamental LED street lighting; and
• Corridor irrigation and landscaping.
The City's contractor, Ghilotti Brothers, Inc., will begin preliminary construction activities on Monday, June 15. Most of the underground utility improvements will be done during the summer while school is out. Most construction will continue between 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Drivers should expect delays and take other routes if possible.
The project is funded in part by the City (Measure K and local funds) and fair share contributions from Contra Costa County and the Recreation and Park District. The total construction cost is estimated at $5.5M.