Construction Projects - Updated October 24, 2014

Current City Roadwork:

(For Completed City Projects, Click Here)

City Roadwork Project Description Project Status

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.


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

Polymer Modified Slurry Seal Road Surfacing

Polymer Modified Slurry Seal

The City of Arcata, in conjunction with Humboldt County, the City of Eureka and the City of Fortuna, have contracted with Sierra Nevada Construction, Inc. to perform polymer modified slurry seal on selected streets within the various jurisdiction.


Work in Arcata will be performed on:

  • 10th Street from I Street ot Q Street
  • 11th Street from Bayview Street to Janes Road
  • I Street from Samoa Boulevard to 7th Street, and from 10th Street to 17th Street
  • Hilfiker Drive from Alliance Road to Maple Lane.

No street parking will be allowed in work areas, access to businesses and residences will be extremely limited, and no traffic will be allowed on these streets while slurry seal is being installed and for at least four hours following installation to allow for proper curing. Some intersections will be crossable in about an hour after installation to allow for access. Emergency access to all areas will be maintained at all times.


Work Postponed Due to Weather Forecast.

Work was originally scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday, October 14, 15 and 16, 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 isFriday, 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.


(some PG&E work still pending)


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

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

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.



Work has ceased.

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

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.

The Arcata City Council awarded this contract to the Mercer Fraser Company at its Oct 1, 2014 regular meeting.

In planning phase.

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

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 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:


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. 


City Project Title Project Description Project Status

Rotary Park Reconstruction Project

The City of Arcata has opened bidding for the reconstruction of Rotary park. Work will include various concrete and fencing improvements at the park, which is located on South G Street.


Click here for full plans and specifications.

In bidding phase.

Bids will be opened at 11:00 a.m. on October 29, 2014. Project will be awarded at the regular meeting of the City Council on November 5.


Completed City Projects