Current City Construction Projects

City Project Title Project Description Project Status
20​18-2019 Sanitary Sewer Infiltration Project

2018-2019 Sanitary Sewer Infiltration Project work resumed on Monday, April 15, 2019 after work was temporarily suspended in the winter months due to rainfall and high groundwater levels.

The City of Arcata has contracted with G.R. Sundberg Construction, Inc., for this project that involves the replacement and/or rehabilitation of existing sewer lines to eliminate water intrusion into the City’s sewer collection system due to storm events and high ground water. Upon completion, this project will reduce the amount of wastewater that is processed through Arcata's wastewater treatment facility greatly reducing the possibility of sanitary sewer overflows and lowering operating costs.

To date, G.R. Sundberg Construction, Inc. has completed 40 percent of the construction work required for this project, and the remaining work is scheduled to be completed this year.

This project has been a long-term goal for the City of Arcata as it is vital to maintaining Arcata’s infrastructure, and the City is excited to resume making these improvements for our community. Construction for this project is scheduled to resume on Monday, April 15 and should be completed by Fall 2019.

Due to the work required for this project, neighborhood residents in construction zones may experience brief sewer and water service interruptions. The City of Arcata will notify effected residents by mail in advance of these interruptions. Property owners, businesses and tenants serviced by the sewer mains selected for rehabilitation will also be notified 72 hours in advance regarding sewer and water service interruptions via a City door-hanger notice. It is anticipated neighborhood residents effected will have only two service interruptions through the duration of this project. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this project may cause to neighborhood residents, and thanks community members in advance for their cooperation. On days of scheduled work, community members are advised to follow all directions and traffic control devices within the construction area.

If challenges are encountered with this project, please contact G.R. Sundberg Construction at 707- 825-6565 or the City of Arcata at 707-825-2173.

 Begins April 15th
For more information, contact Assistant City Engineer Netra Khatri at 707-825-2173.

 2019 Sidewalk & Valley West Park Improvements Project  The Sidewalk and Valley West Park Improvements Project kicked off on Thursday, June 6. These projects will make key infrastructure improvements including he installation of sidewalks, curbs and gutters, asphalt paving repair, bus shelter installation, crosswalk enhancement and striping in the Valley West neighborhood and (but not limited to) 11th Street, 12th Street, E Street, K Street, H Street and South G Street. 
Work for these projects had begun near the Library Circle at Humboldt State Uniuversity, and 5th and E Streets and at K Street between 8th and 9th Streets. Project construction will take place Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM, and on some days the contractor will extend work hours from 7 AM to 6 PM. Work is expected to be completed in Ate August or early September. 

On days of scheduled work, community members are advised to follow all directions and traffic control devices within the construction area. Due to the work required for these projects, neighborhood residents may experience some on-street parking restrictions. We will notify affected residents in advance if their neighborhood may experience these parking interruptions. 

If challenges are encountered with this project, please contact F. Loduca at 209-649-7068 or the City of Arcata at 707-825-2173.

Begins June 6th
For more information, contact Assistant City Engineer Netra Khatri at 707-825-2173.

 2018-2019 Safe Routes to School Project  The Safe Routes to School Project resumed making improvements on Wednesday, April 24. This project began in 2018 and is focused on pedestrian and bicycle safety education in addition to making sidewalk and intersection infrastructure improvements near Arcata Elementary School.

Construction work for this project began on Wednesday, April 24 at Grant Avenue between Western Avenue and Wilson Street, and additional work will take place at other locations in early May.

The City of Arcata has contracted with RAO Construction Co., for this project that involves the replacement and installation of sidewalk driveways, accessible ramps, signage and striping. The project also includes, but is not limited to, minor roadway excavation, paving, drainage improvements and vegetation removal.

Construction will take place Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on some days the contractor will extend work hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. On days of scheduled work, members of the community are encouraged to follow all directions and traffic control devices within the project area. More information will be provided as it becomes available, and construction for the project is scheduled to be completed by August 2019.

If problems are encountered with this project, please contact RAO Construction Company Co. at 707-443-2118 or the City of Arcata at 707-825-2176. 

 Begins April 24th
For more information, contact Assistant City Engineer Netra Khatri at 707-825-2173.
2018 South Jacoby Creek Wetland Enhancement and Restoration Project

The City of Arcata has contracted with GR Sundberg, Inc. for the 2018 South Jacoby Creek Wetland Enhancement and Restoration Project.  The project will restore connectivity between Jacoby Creek and its floodplain and create an approximately 11-acre marsh and channel wetland complex over an approximately 30-acre project area. This project will aid in recovery of multiple listed species. The Jacoby Creek watershed supports important habitat for resident and migrating songbirds, waterfowl, and shorebirds; and it supports critical spawning, rearing, and migration habitat for anadromous fish, including coho salmon and steelhead trout.     

Construction for the Project is scheduled to begin September 4, 2018 and continue through until October 17, 2018

Begins September 4th
For more information, contact Environmental Programs Manager, Emily Benvie at 707-825-2102.
2018 ADA Bus Stop ImprovementsProject

The City of Arcata has contracted with RAO Construction, Inc., for the ADA Bus Stop Improvement project. The plan involves concrete work, asphalt paving, and drainage improvements at the Arcata Transit Center and adjacent portions of 9th & 10th Streets in the City of Arcata.

Project construction is scheduled to begin May 14, 2018 and should be completed by early July, 2018.

Due to the work required for this project, Arcata & Mad River Transit System buses will be rerouted from the Arcata Transit Center. Temporary bus stops will be set up on the east side of F Street, between 9th and 10th Streets to accommodate transit passengers.


Begins May 14th
For more information, contact Assistant City Engineer Netra Khatri at 707-825-2173.

2018 Street Resurfacing (Slurry Seal) Project The City of Arcata has contracted with Pavement Coating Co. for this project that involves laying slurry seal and striping on the recently repaired pavement surfaces on the Giuntoli Lane roundabouts, Janes Road, Spear Avenue and St. Louis Road.

Due to the work required for this project, the east and west Giuntoli Lane roundabouts will be closed on Tuesday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for paving operations. Community members are encouraged to take alternative routes on those days.

Construction for this project is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, June 26 and should completed by Friday, July 13.
Begins June 26th
For more information contact Assistant City Engineer Netra Khatri at 707-825-2173.