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Posted on: February 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] East Blithedale Construction Update - February 3, 2022

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Upcoming in Early 2023

Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) will replace a natural gas main and service laterals on East Blithedale Avenue between East Drive and Elm Avenue (east). The anticipated start date is January 30, 2023, and the estimated duration of the project is 4 to 6 months. Their work involves removing an aging steel natural gas main and replacing it with 2000 feet of fused 6” diameter plastic pipe. PG&E will notify residents of any gas shut-off when their service is connected to the new gas main. Flaggers will conduct one-way traffic control throughout the work and we will update you as more information becomes available. Work progression is weather dependent.

East Blithedale Avenue Open to Through Traffic

East Blithedale Avenue is open to through traffic between Camino Alto and Downtown Mill Valley. Motorists may experience localized closures or flagged one-way traffic control until May 2023. Please use Miller Avenue to access Downtown Mill Valley.

Crews continue working on East Blithedale Avenue between Sunnyside Avenue and Amicita Avenue to make ongoing improvements with sanitary sewer, storm drainage, and concrete work, which involves replacing curb ramps, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and driveways.

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Downtown Concrete Rehabilitation 

Work crews will continue the concrete work Downtown, progressing east from Grove Street to Elm Avenue (west). Flagged one-way traffic control is in effect and street parking on East Blithedale Avenue is available opposite the construction.

What Is Happening This Upcoming Week: February 6th

  • East Blithedale Rehabilitation Phase 3 - Grove Street to Elm Avenue (west): Argonaut Constructors will progress with the Downtown concrete rehabilitation from Grove Street to Walnut Avenue (west to east) and from Catalpa Avenue to Sycamore Avenue (east to west). Argonaut will return to complete Elm Avenue while Park School is closed for their February recess from February 20th to the 24th. Work crews will conduct some sanitary sewer repair work along Boyle Park concurrent with the concrete work in the area.
  • PG&E Project – Elm Avenue (east) to Elm Avenue (west): PG&E work crews will begin their project with excavating a series of small test holes in order to accurately locate underground lines, such as the gas main and residential laterals. If workers find that sections of the PG&E gas main and laterals are at a sufficient depth, then it will be unnecessary to relocate those sections. Their findings could reduce the impact to traffic congestion on East Blithedale Avuene and project managers can schedule the paving of the roadway sooner. 

    Please note that parking will not be available during the daytime construction, but residents may park on East Blithedale Avenue during evening hours. Please read the posted “No Parking” signs for hours of construction.

Upcoming Work: Week of February 13th

  • East Blithedale Rehabilitation Phase 3 - Grove Street to Elm Avenue (west): Argonaut Constructors will continue concrete work along the south side of East Blithedale Avenue. Motorists should expect minor delays with flagged one-way traffic control.
  • Pacific Gas & Electric – East Drive to Elm Avenue (east): PG&E Project – Elm Avenue (east) to Elm Avenue (west): Natural gas line relocation will progress east to west, as necessary.

This Past Week in Photos:

Pavement demolition between Thalia and WalnutPavement demolition between Thalia & Walnut
Formwork construction at CatalpaFormwork construction at Catalpa
Sidewalk concrete pour between Catalpa and Warner Creek BridgeSidewalk concrete pour between Catalpa and Warner Creek Bridge       
Trawling and finishing concrete flatwork

Trawling and finishing concrete flatwork

Thank You for Your Patience

City and Construction Management staff continue to mitigate construction impacts and are collaborating with the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce to coordinate and notify local businesses of the planned work. The project team is available to answer questions and review concerns. The City of Mill Valley would like to send out a special thank you to the Mill Valley community for your patience during construction.

Contact Us:

Direct Project Contact Information 24/7: (628) 238-0221 

More Information:

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