Category: Maintenance Divisions

Night work notification – 46 Castro Ave – Saturday 1/28/2023

PG&E’s subcontractor, Pinnacle Power Services Inc., will be performing electrical utility work by 46 Castro Ave on Saturday, 1/28 from approximately 10 P.M to 6 A.M. The work requires the power to be turned off in the area so work is happening at night to minimize impacts to the neighboring businesses. The road will not … Continued

Public Works Maintenance Crews and Administration Staff team up for winter storms

As powerful storms and atmospheric rivers poured across the Bay Area in recent weeks, Public Works Maintenance crews have been working around the clock to respond to weather related emergencies throughout the City of San Rafael. DPW maintenance crews worked double shifts to respond to a variety of storm related emergency issues, ranging from flooding … Continued

Safe routes to school

Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) Program works to relieve traffic congestion around schools by promoting alternatives to commuting to school, such as walking, biking, taking the bus and carpooling. The program helps improve safety, promote a healthy lifestyle for youth and enhance the sense of community in neighborhoods. Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) and the … Continued

Utilization of mobile column lifts

One of the benefits of having mobile column lifts is that they offer maneuverability and can be easily moved.  They are very user friendly and allows workers unrestricted views of the underside of vehicles.  In the photo below, Garage Technician II Angel Lopez is shown getting ready to replace a faulty automatic transmission from one … Continued

Temporary Road Closure – Cijos St. – 1/17/2023

MMWD’s sub-contractor WK McClellan will be temporarily closing Cijos St to complete pavement restoration for a leak repair. The road closure will happen Tuesday, January 17, from approximately 8 A.M. – 4 P.M., weather permitting. They have an approved encroachment permit EP2210-055 and notifications have been provided to affected properties.  

Completion of the 20 Meyer Road project

Construction is now complete the City’s 20 Meyer Rd. project. The project has now installed a new retaining wall and guardrail. The adjacent hillside has also been stabilized using erosion control mats and hydroseed. The Department of Public Works thanks the community and neighbors for their patience during these road closures.

ADA upgrades in the City Council chambers

Recently, the council chambers have been updated by mounting a tv for ADA purposes in a continuous effort to provide reasonable accommodation(s) for City residents and its visitors. This modification is in addition to other ADA chamber modification work that was completed several months ago.  

The benefits of column lifts

In the photo, Garage technician Angel Lopez is shown preparing to replace a faulty automatic transmission from one of our Parks utility trucks using our newly purchased mobile column lifts. Each column lift has a rated lifting capacity of 18,500lbs, and when using four of them simultaneously, they will lift all our heavy-duty trucks that are in … Continued

Fresh bark added to several city parks

Every couple of years for the parks that need it, a fresh layer of playground bark is added.  The bark is ASTM Certified Engineered Wood Fiber and is engineered for fall protection.  It is safer than sand to use underneath the playground structures.  The bark contains no metal or toxic residues and meets ADA, ASTM, … Continued

Close window