After seven months, installation of the new, 0.9-mile long, 6-inch diameter gas pipeline, and all service connections were completed this week as the last section of yellow pipe was installed. The project now enters the final restoration phase including paving.
Asphalt paving was completed on the eastern side of the project alignment: along Camino del Monte, south along San Carlos Street to Fourth Avenue, and west along Fourth Avenue to Lincoln Street. New thermoplastic striping, pavement markings, and parking tees are now in progress.
During the week of May 6, San Antonio Avenue, between Second and Fourth Avenues, will be completely closed during the day. The pavement restoration will include pavement grinding, patch paving, and paving an overlay over the entire street. Please avoid this area if possible or be cautious along the detour route.
After San Antonio, during the following two weeks, May 13th to 24th, the paving contractor will head eastbound along Fourth Avenue to complete grinding, patch paving, final paving overlay, raising utility manhole covers, and thermoplastic striping. Please be cautious with the various, shifting detours in effect as the contractor advances eastbound.
Beware – Nice new asphalt pavement does not equate to higher driving speeds. Speeding will be monitored by the Police Department supplemented by the speed feedback trailer and the traffic counter.
The project is expected to be 100% complete on the May 24th deadline, just before the Memorial Day Holiday weekend. This was a challenging project with a number of twists and turns along the way. We appreciate the patience you have shown in this process.
Chip Rerig from Carmel-by-the-Sea City Hall