Santa Cruz Avenue sidewalk

This project includes the design and construction of sidewalks on both sides of Santa Cruz Avenue between Olive Street and Johnson Street.

Project background


Read about the project history.
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Current status 


At its September 13, 2016, meeting, the City Council authorized the City Manager to award a construction contract and all related service agreements for the Santa Cruz Avenue Sidewalk Project up to the budgeted amount. More information is available in the staff report.

The City publically advertised for bids to construct the project and on October 12, 2016 two bids were opened. The low bidder was determined to be JJR Construction Inc. of San Mateo California with a bid of $3,343,399. Based on the prior City Council authorization, the City Manager awarded the construction contract to JJR Construction Inc.

Construction will occur in 4 phases and last until the fall of 2017. The Phase 1 work on the south side of Santa Cruz Avenue between Olive Street and San Mateo Drive is nearly complete. The Phase 2 work on the south side of Santa Cruz Avenue between San Mateo Drive and Fremont Street is scheduled to begin in late April and last until early June. The Santa Cruz Avenue Sidewalk Project plans and specifications are available for viewing here.


In general the project includes


  • The installation of concrete sidewalk, curb, gutter, and driveways
  • The installation of storm drain pipe and inlets. On the north side of the street, a 12 inch drainage pipe will need to be installed in some sections of the roadway to help with property drainage. Although access to the properties' driveways will be available during construction, this may cause some inconvenience. The City and our contractors will work to minimize the disruption.
  • Some existing sidewalk will be removed and replaced with new sections to align with the new sidewalk.
  • In the sections where a 6 foot sidewalk will be installed, the sidewalk will extend 6 inches beyond the existing valley gutter toward the property. However, to construct the sidewalk, a 2 foot section behind the valley gutter will need to be cleared of any landscaping/irrigation and hedges/bushes will need to be trimmed. Any landscaping in this area would need to be moved prior to the beginning of construction.
  • To provide additional drainage and minimize the impact to existing landscaping, some properties will have 8 inch, in-ground drains installed.
  • The driveways between the sidewalk and the property line along the project area will be replaced using concrete to provide adequate transitions.
  • Some sections of sidewalk will need to be 5 feet to meet the design criteria.
We realize that construction within City streets can cause inconvenience. The City and our contractors will work to minimize the disruption.