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Posted on: July 20, 2018

UPDATED 7/20/18: Correas St. Reconstruction About to Begin

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Latest Update - July 20, 2018:

The construction of the new Half Moon Bay Library is nearing completion, and with that Correas Street will soon be opened. The next step is to reconstruct Correas Street from Church Street to Main Street, including the intersection of Correas Street and Purissima Street. During this work, from Wednesday, July 25 through Monday, August 6, there will be limited vehicular access from 7 am to 5 pm and no street parking at these locations:

  • Correas Street between Church Street and Main Street
  • The intersection of Purissima Street and Correas Street
  • Purissima Street, approximately ½ block north and ½ block south of Correas Street

 Affected neighbors are advised that if they will need their vehicles during the day, they should park it on adjacent streets. 

With some exceptions, residents and businesses on the affected sections of roadway will generally have access to their driveways after 5:30 pm each day – but be aware that construction will resume the next morning at 7 am so vehicles should again be moved to adjacent streets before then if they will be needed during the day. Staff is working with certain property owners where driveway access will have additional restrictions. If you have specific special needs, please feel free to discuss them with any one of the following:


Gary Giovannoni Jr., Superintendent HMB G&P, (650) 726-3588

Brian Lee, Senior Project Manager – (650) 726-8284


Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians should plan to use alternate routes during this work and are advised to be aware of traffic detour signs, heavy equipment, and workers in the vicinity. Correas Street between Church Street and Purissima Street will remain closed to through traffic until the mid-August grand opening of the new Library. Other streets in the project area are scheduled to be reopened by 5 pm on Monday, August 6th.

The final work (slurry sealing portions of the work area, apply striping and pavement markings) will take place in the next few weeks. The City thanks the impacted community for their continued cooperation and patience! 


Background

As part of the Half Moon Bay Underground Utility District (UUD), the overhead utility lines near the new Library are going underground, offering a great improvement to the aesthetics of the neighborhood. This work includes street trenching which will cause periodic traffic delays, and in early November will require the temporary closure of Correas Street. After the initial work on this project got underway, the contractor encountered an unmarked sewer line -  which is a significant issue. It required the work to be postponed while the City made necessary changes to the designs to reflect the presence of this sewer line. 


Last November, the City's contractor closed Correas Street between Church and Purissima in order to accommodate the utility undergrounding work that is taking place on that section of roadway. That part of Correas Street will remain closed until completion of the new Library which is anticipated for late June, 2018. Signs have been installed to detour motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclist away from the closed section of Correas Street. Any pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorists in the vicinity of this work should exercise extra caution, be watchful for equipment and workers, and obey detour and other traffic signage.


During this closure, cars will still be allowed to enter and exit Cunha's parking lot on Church Street. The City is working with the school on a plan for student drop-off and pick-up that will decrease congestion at Church and Correas Streets.


The City apologizes for the additional noise, disruption, and traffic delays that this activity may cause, and appreciates the patience of neighbors, motorists, and pedestrians. All are urged to use extra caution when driving, biking, or walking in the area.


It is best to avoid this area if possible - but when in the area, motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are encouraged to use extra caution. The City apologizes for any additional noise or disruption that this activity may cause - we're working to minimize the impact the construction has on neighboring properties, and the community - we appreciate everyone's patience!

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