Work has begun on repairs to the roadway on portions of westbound Ocean Ave. and on improving the sidewalks in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Road repairs and patching will take place on two rough areas of Ocean Avenue between Lincoln and Monte Verde streets and between San Carlos and Mission streets. Hours of work are from 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, and 24-hour no parking signs will be posted in advance of the work involving these areas.
There will be partial sidewalk and lane closures where the work is being done. City officials anticipate a full closure of westbound Ocean Avenue in each impacted area for approximately a half-day as the work progresses. Monterey Peninsula Engineering is the contractor.
The project began late this week and should be completed by the end of May, said Rob Mullane, the public works director for Carmel-by-the-Sea. The Ocean Avenue repairs are sorely needed and will be a welcome and noticeable improvement, Mullane noted. A larger-scale repaving of Ocean Avenue is planned for fiscal year 2017-2018 or 2018-2019 as part of the city’s Capital Improvement Program, but the repairs to these two segments are needed in the interim.
Questions should be addressed to Rob Culver, the city’s public works superintendent, at 620-2074.