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Posted on: May 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] East Blithedale Project Construction Update


Congratulations to the Classes of 2022!

To help with traffic flow during graduation ceremonies, there will be no road closures on East Blithedale Ave on June 9th, 2022!

The East Blithedale Rehabilitation Project team has been hard at work! Project improvements include rehabilitating pavement and sanitary sewer lines, installing new bike lanes, pedestrian ramps, pedestrian bulb-outs, and crosswalks, and improving access to local residential, school, and business areas.

Construction began the week of April 10th, 2022 and will continue through 2023. Please note that construction schedules are subject to change. We appreciate your continued patience.

If you missed the community meeting, you can watch the video: HERE

Check out our new FAQ page: HERE

Bi-weekly update on the East Blithedale Avenue Rehabilitation Project:

Important Notice:

Sunday, May 22, 2022, residents will hear jackhammering during the grinding of the asphalt between 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM. Noise mitigation will be performed to reduce the noise output. 

On June 9, 2022, there will be no roadway closures project-wide to accommodate the school graduations.

Night Paving:East Blithedale Phase 1 map

Where: Argonaut is scheduled to grind and pave E. Blithedale Avenue from US 101 to Amicita Avenue and Ashford Avenue from Meadow Drive to Lomita Drive

When: May 22nd, 2022, through May 29, 2022.  The work will be performed between the hours of 7:00 PM & 5:00 AM.  

Traffic striping will also be installed during the overnight work hours from June 12, 2022, through June 23, 2022.

Residents should expect to feel vibrations from the grinding operation. Noise from jackhammering will be mitigated with the use of sound blankets to not exceed 80 dBA at a distance of 50 feet

Local residents may see additional lighting as light towers are necessary to safely perform this night work.  

Photos of Completed Work:


Above: CCTV on East Blithedale & Roadway Paving and Curb Ramp Reconstruction on Sunnyside

THIS WEEK (May 16th):

Site A – Sewer Rehabilitation Update: 

  • Cleaning the 15’ sanitary sewer and videotaping (CCTV) the pipe
  • Identifying the sewer lateral location to tie into the residences
  • Potholing will also occur to locate existing utilities

Work hours are 8:00am – 4:00pm. The duration of this will tentatively be from May 16th to July 1st, 2022. When work is in close proximity to Park Elementary School the work hours are 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. 

No parking signs will be posted at various locations along East Blithedale between Elm Avenue and Sunyyside Avenue to accommodate the CCTV and spot locating sewer laterals.

MMWD Blithedale Pipeline Update: potential_impacts_eb

  • The project continues between Camino Alto and Elm Ave. Current work to tie in laterals to the residents is to be completed by July 1st. 
  • For more information on the water project, please visit:

Phase 1 Paving:

  • During the daytime, the Contractor will install hot mix asphalt plugs at the Camino Alto ADA curb ramps
  • AT&T manholes will be lowered during the day to accommodate asphalt grinding.

NEXT WEEK (May 22nd): 

Site A – Sewer Rehabilitation Update: 

  • Sewer work will be broken up into 3 sections moving from East to West with the first section between Elm Avenue to Sycamore Avenue. 
  • No other no parking signs will be necessary beyond this section of work. 
  • Work hours are 8:00am – 4:00pm. The duration of this will tentatively be from May 16th to July 1st, 2022. When work is in close proximity to Park Elementary School the work hours are 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. 

MMWD Blithedale Pipeline Update:

  • The project continues between Camino Alto and Elm Ave. Current work to tie in laterals to the residents is to be completed by July 1st. 

Phase 1 Paving:

  • Nighttime grinding and paving will occur Sunday through Wednesday night between Tower Drive and Camino Alto
  • On Thursday, May 26th grinding and paving will occur from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am on Ashford Ave.
  • Working hours are 7:00 pm – 5:00 am

Traffic Control:

You may encounter minor traffic delays and limited street parking due to the dynamics of the work involved. Argonaut Constructors will provide flaggers, as needed, at all intersections as well as driveways as needed throughout the project. Access to businesses, schools, and residents in the area affected will be our number one priority. 

Part of this project requires the closure of one lane on E. Blithedale and Ashford Ave and shifting traffic during construction. One lane in each direction will be provided. Construction signage, barricades, and cones will be in place. We will try to minimize the inconvenience to you, however, construction noise will be present through the times stated. We will mitigate traffic as best as possible but delays are to be expected. 

Image of storefront that reads Please keep in mind that businesses are open during construction.  The city and project team encourage you to shop local during this time and to support your community!  

Staff thanks the community for understanding the difficulty in trying to minimize impacts and appreciates the community’s support during construction.

The Construction and Outreach team will:

  • Update community members via the City website, social media, door hangers and door to door visits when practical
  • Send regular eNewsletters with updates on traffic, parking, and other impacts. Sign up here: 
  • Provide professional construction management teams on-site on a daily basis to answer questions and resolve issues.
  • Facilitate communication during the project with affected residents, businesses, utility companies, Marin Water District, PG&E, Marin Transit District, Golden Gate Transit, commuters, and other stakeholders.

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  • Phase I construction: Paving is expected to be completed by mid-June 2022.
  • Phase II construction: April 2022 - October 2023
  • Phase III construction: April 2022 - October 2022.

Thank You for your Patience During the Construction:

City and Construction Management staff are making efforts to mitigate construction impacts and are collaborating with the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce to coordinate and notify local businesses of the planned work.  City and Construction Management staff are available to answer questions and review concerns.

Contact Us:

Direct Project Contact Information 24/7: (628) 238-0221
Stay Up to Date on the DPW Twitter Site

City of Mill Valley:

Construction Management and Public Outreach Team:

General Contractor: Dan Giordani, Argonaut Constructors -

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