Construction Projects - Updated October 1, 2014

Current City Roadwork:

City Roadwork Project Description Project Status

Full Depth Asphalt and Baserock Recycling & Recompaction

Workman

Work has been scheduled for Hilfiker Drive from Alliance Road to Maple Ave in selected areas on October 2, 2014 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. No street parking will be allowed. Access to private driveways will be limited. Emergency access will be provided at all times.

Work is scheduled to take place October 2, 2014 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Contact the Public Works Dept. for more information at (707) 822-5957.

2014 Roadway Grind and Inlay

Asphalt work

The City of Arcata Public Works Department is working in conjunction with RAO Construction to perform street asphalt grinding and inlay work in several areas along 10th Street and I Street next week.

I Street, between the 13th Street intersection and 14th Street, and from 7th Street to Samoa Boulevard, will be closed to through traffic on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 30 and October 1, 2014, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for street grinding and asphalt paving inlay work. Some paving work may extend past October 1.

Tenth Street, between I and J Streets, and from the N Street intersection to L Street, will be closed to through traffic on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 30 and October 1, 2014, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for street grinding and asphalt paving inlay work. Some paving work will extend past October 1.

No street parking will be allowed in these areas while the work is in progress. Access to private driveways will be limited.

While business driveways access will be impacted, the City and RAO Construction will work to get business traffic in and out of driveways as quickly as possible. Emergency access to all addresses will be maintained at all times.

The City thanks everyone for their patience as they continue to improve the streets.

Work has been delayed by rain, and is scheduled to begin September 30. Anticipated end date, October 7, 2014.

Contact the Public Works Dept. for more information at (707) 822-5957.

Sewer Manholes & Mainline Repairs Project


Sanitary sewer collection improvements in Arcata. The work consists of, but is not limited to installing 16 sewer manholes and repairing 15 broken sewer mains in the City of Arcata.  Manholes will be installed at:

  1. 5th and F Streets
  2. 5th and G Streets
  3. 6th Street between G and H Streets
  4. 11th and G Streets
  5. 12th and G Streets
  6. 15th and G Streets
  7. 10th and J Streets
  8. 13th and H Streets
  9. 13th Street between H and I Streets
  10. 15th Street between H and I Streets
  11. 13th and G Streets, and
  12. 12th and J  Streets.

The Arcata City Council awarded this contract to V & C Construction, Inc. at its August 20, 2014 regular meeting.

Work begins October 6, 2014. Anticipated end date is Friday, November 21, 2014.

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

Fickle Hill Road
Improvements Project

Fickle Hill

Installation of radar feedback signs, guard rails, striping, sidewalk infills, traffic control, minor electrical work, stormwater pollution prevention plan, and other related construction operations on parts of Fickle Hill Road.

The City Council awarded this contract to RAO Construction at its June 18, 2014 regular meeting.

Work completed. 

(some PG&E work still pending)

 

For more information contact the Public Works Department at (707) 825-2128. 

Aldergrove Road Water System Upgrade

Water Valve

The City of Arcata and the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District began a water system upgrade project during the week of February 17, 2014 on Aldergrove Road near Ericson Way. Water line intertie work will be performed in October and November on the road and along the roadside.

Work in progress.

For more information, please contact Pat Kaspari at (707) 443-8326.

Hilfiker Water Main Replacement Project

This project includes the installation of new water mains, valves, hydrant connections, blow-offs and main line connections, on Hilfiker Drive.

Construction is underway, occurring from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The new Hilfiker water line is scheduled to be in service by October 6, 2014 and the project is scheduled to be completed by October 10, 2014.

The City Council awarded this contract to V & C Construction at its July 23, 2014 regular meeting.

Work in progress. Anticipated end date is Friday, October 10, 2014.

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

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 Agency 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.)

           Other Roadwork Project Description Project Status

Union Street by Samoa Roundabout Sidewalk Work

sidewalk work

RAO Construction will construct and improve about 400 linear feet of sidewalk and driveway on Union Street by the Samoa Roundabout as part of a private apartment complex construction project. There will be no parking in the construction zones and traffic will be redirected during work hours. Currently in Progress.

Power Pole Replacement on Samoa Boulevard


Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG & E) will be installing new wood power poles and replacing an existing conductor as part of the repair from damage in the 2008 storm. Helicopters will be used for the moving of poles at some point during the project. 

Work is taking place near Samoa Blvd, just east of Highway 101, adjacent to the CHP offices to south and the southern edge of the community park to the north.

 

 

Currently in Progress.

Work is permitted through the end of October, but may be completed earlier.

For more information contact Tracy O'Keefe, Project Manager with PG&E, at (707) 765-5108

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:

 

City Project Title Project Description Project Status
7th & G Street Parking Lot
Low Impact Development
Retrofit
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 Arcata City Council awarded this contract to GHD, Inc. at its April 16, 2014 regular meeting.

In planning phase.

For more information contact the Environmental Services Department at (707) 822-8184. 

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. 

 

 

 

Current Projects Out to Bid:


ATTENTION!

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 hmiller@cityofarcata.org 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. 


 

City Project Title Project Description Project Status

2014 Arcata Bicycle Boulevard Project

The City of Arcata is soliciting bids for the construction of the 2014 Arcata Bicycle Boulevard Project. The scope of the project includes, but is not limited to, installation of bicycle boulevards striping and signs, sidewalk infill, traffic control, minor electrical work, etc. For more information about the project, visit the City's ABB webpage.

Arcata Bicycle Boulevard Specifications and Plans

In bid phase. 

Sealed bids were received until 11:00 a.m. on September 12, 2014. Bid opening took place in the City Council Chamber at that time.

Bids are currently under consideration.

For more information contact the Public Works Department at (707) 822-2128. 


Completed City Projects