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Posted on: August 15, 2022

[ARCHIVED] East Blithedale Construction Update - Week of August 12, 2022

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Work crews will continue to close East Blithedale Avenue between Camino Alto and Millwood Street to allow for ongoing sanitary sewer work and sidewalk, driveway, and curb replacement, and main waterline replacement.

New To Accommodate the New School Year

On August 18th and August 19th, the E. Blithedale Avenue roadway closure will be put in place at 9:00 am. Park School will notify parents on how to get students to school and back home.

New Bike Lanes Are In Place

We are receiving positive feedback from community members on the new bike lanes between Roque Moraes Drive and Tower Drive/Kipling Drive in the eastbound direction, and between Tower/Kipling and Meadow Drive in the westbound direction. Check out this recent article from the Marin County Bicycle Coalition here.

New Traffic Pattern Reminder  

Please note the new traffic pattern at Ashford Avenue, where the “slip lane” is now closed to vehicles and only available for cyclists and emergency services. Westbound vehicles are now required to slow via a right turn in advance of the Chevron gas station and then to take a right turn to access Ashford Drive, as shown below. Please watch for pedestrians using the new crosswalk.  

birdseye of Ashford Ave at Medow Drive showing new slip lane implementation.

What Is Happening This Week August 15th:

East Blithedale Rehabilitation Phase 1 (between Tower Drive and Amicita Avenue): 
Argonaut Constructors is placing green bicycle lane sharrows.

East Blithedale Rehabilitation Phase 2 (between Alta Vista Avenue and Amicita Avenue):
 Argonaut Constructors are forming and pouring concrete sidewalks, curbs, gutters, and driveways along the north side of East Blithedale between Alta Vista and Mesa Avenue. Argonaut Constructors will form and pour new concrete curb & gutter on the south side of E. Blithedale 200 feet from Elm Avenue (east). This is adjacent to the Park School parking lot. Pedestrians may still use the southern sidewalk – look for a temporary pathway available to access homes along the north sidewalk.

East Blithedale Rehabilitation Phase 3 (between Elm Avenue (west) and Sunnyside Avenue):
 Argonaut Constructors is constructing curb ramps at Catalpa and curb & gutter in front of Park School. This construction will be completed before school returns to session. The Contractor is saw cutting the existing roadway pavement, sidewalk, and curb & gutter, along the south side of East Blithedale Avenue between Sunnyside Avenue and Grove Street.

East Blithedale Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation PW 21-2:
A sewer lateral will be installed to tie-in 464 and 470 E. Blithedale Avenue.

Marin Municipal Water District Pipeline Replacement:
MMWD’s Contractor, Maggiora & Ghilotti, is replacing the main waterline from Elm Avenue (west) to Dell Lane.  

This Week in Photos:

Placement of concrete curb and gutterTemporary pavement placement for safety and residential driveway access
Placement of concrete curb & gutter.Temporary pavement placement for safety and residential driveway access.
Pedestrian access during curb and gutter replacement at Park SchoolSawcut layout for new curb and gutter
Pedestrian access during curb and gutter replacement at Park School.Sawcut layout for new curb & gutter.

Upcoming Work Week of August 22nd:

Phase 1: Argonaut Constructors will continue punch list repairs.

Phase 2: Argonaut Constructors will continue curb, gutter, and formwork for the sidewalk along East Blithedale Avenue (northside) between Mesa Avenue and Amicita Avenue.

Phase 3: Argonaut Constructors will begin casting new concrete sidewalk, and curb & gutter along the south side of E. Blithedale between Sunnyside Avenue and Grove Street. 

Marin Municipal Water District Pipeline Replacement:
MMWD is aiming to finish the main waterline installation and begin primary tie-ins between Elm Avenue (west) and Dell Lane. Project managers expect new water line testing and certification in mid-August in advance of the installation of private service laterals.

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
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Click here for the previous East Blithedale updates.
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