Construction Projects - Updated March 25, 2014

Current City Roadwork:


Aldergrove Road Water System Upgrade - The City of Arcata and the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District begin a water system upgrade project during the week of February 17, 2014 on Aldergrove Road near Ericson Way. Aldergrove Road will be limited to one-way controlled traffic in the area immediately to the east and west of Ericson Way from approximately Tuesday, February 18 to Friday, March 7. Additional work will be performed in April and May. For more information, please contact Pat Kaspari at (707) 443-8326.


Please obey all posted traffic control signs and drive cautiously over rough road conditions in the construction zones. Please excuse our dust and debris as we work to improve your streets! 

Other Roadwork around Arcata: 

(NOTE: Information on roadwork by other agencies may not be current or complete. Please consult that agency's website for more information.)


Motorists, please watch for bicyclists and pedestrians and expect minor delays. Please seek alternate routes, obey all posted traffic control signs and drive cautiously in the construction zones. Thank you for your patience as we maintain the City's valuable infrastructure.



Current City Construction Projects:


Project Title Project Description Project Status
7th & G Street Parking Lot
Low Impact Development
7th and G Street Parking Lot

Low impact development retrofit of this downtown public parking lot to manage rainfall and minimize standing water. Site regrading, permeable pavement, bioswales and native vegetation rain gardens will infiltrate, filter, store, evaporate and detain parking lot runoff.

The deadline for proposals for plans, specifications and estimate services has been extended to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

Request for Proposals
Addendum 1 NEW!
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Frequently Asked Questions NEW!

In planning phase.

Request for engineering proposals currently in process.  

NEW DEADLINE: Proposals are due Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 4 p.m.

Foster Avenue Extension

Foster Avenue Extension Project

Construction of new roadway from the Alliance Road/Foster Avenue intersection to the Jay Street/Sunset Avenue intersection (site of a future roundabout) approximately 2,000 feet to the northwest. This will be one of Arcata's truck routes and will provide more direct connectivity between Highway 101 and Arcata's northwestern neighborhoods. The project includes a bicycle/pedestrian path parallel to the road's entire length. GHD won the contract to draft engineering plans at the March 6, 2013 City Council meeting.

In planning phase.

For more information contact the Public Works Department at (707) 822-5957. 

Valley East and Valley West Boulevard Improvement Project & Concrete and Asphalt Improvement Project

Valley West Blvd

The City is combining its annual sidewalk repair and construction project with a major project to reconstruct Valley West and Valley East Boulevard's asphalt roadways and sidewalks. The City Council awarded this contract to RAO Construction in July 2013.

Work is anticipated to begin on Monday, August 26, 2013, on Valley East Boulevard. The first phase of this project will involve replacing non-ADA driveways and sidewalks. The second phase involves grinding existing asphalt and repaving roadways and will continue through mid-October. Valley West Shopping Center will not be affected during this construction phase.

All businesses will remain open during construction. 

Project Specifications

Plan Set (10.1 MB)


For more information, contact the Public Works Department at (707) 822-5957.





Current Projects Out to Bid:


The project descriptions and contract documents below are provided for informational purposes only. Any contractor submitting a bid for any project listed below MUST contact the City of Arcata Contracts and Procurement Specialist at (707) 825-2101, or email to obtain a current, authorized bid packet. 

While every effort will be made to keep the information on this page current, the City of Arcata cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions in bid proposals resulting from information obtained from this page. 


Project Title Project Description Project Status

Wastewater Treatment Plant
Digester Cleaning Services
Wastewater treatment plant digester

All labor, materials, equipment and incidentals required to remove gases, create safe working conditions and clean the City’s wastewater treatment plant digester.

Currently soliciting bids from contractors until Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2 p.m., when the bid opening will take place in the City Council Chamber. The contract may be awarded at the City Council meeting of Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

For more information, contact Water/Wastewater Superintendent Erik Lust at (707) 822-8184.

Completed City Projects