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Third Street Improvement Project – 6/10/2022 weekly update

Posted on June 10, 2022

06.08.22 Photo 2 third street rehab

The City of San Rafael will be sending out weekly project updates with construction updates, traffic closure updates, and other relevant information for this project. To receive these updates, please sign up using the form at the left-hand side of the project website.

THIS WEEK (June 6 – June 10):

  • Nightwork for the water main replacement started on Sunday, June 5
    • Saw cutting pavement and potholing for underground utilities on Third Street between Lincoln Avenue and Irwin Street
  • Continued potholing to locate existing underground utilities in preparation for drilling to install the new fiber optic cable and signal cable on Third Street
  • Started installation of conduit by drilling and installation of splice boxes for the new fiber optic cable on Third Street between B Street and C Street
  • Continued the sanitary sewer replacement, by open trench method, on Second Street from Ida Street to West Street
  • Drilling soldier piles for the new retaining wall on the south side of Second Street between East Street and Miramar Avenue
  • Replaced storm drain pipe and inlet structures on Mary Street
  • Saw cutting curbs and sidewalks at the intersections of Second Street & Shaver Street and Second Street & Miramar Avenue in preparation for ADA improvements at those corners

06.08.22 Photo 5 third street rehab

NEXT WEEK (June 13 – June 17):

  • Installation of conduit by drilling at the intersection of Third Street & D Street and Third Street & E Street
    • This will require removing some sections of the sidewalk to excavate boring pits
    • Safe pedestrian walkway will be maintained around these boring pits
  • Sanitary sewer rehabilitation:
    • Installation of new sewer pipe, by open trench method, from a manhole at East Street and Second Street
    • Trenching for the next two weeks installing sewer pipe in the eastbound lanes of Second Street from East Street to Marquard Avenue
  • Building of retaining wall panels on the eastbound curb lane of Second Street between Ida Street and Miramar Avenue
  • Demolishing curbs and sidewalks at the intersections of Second Street & Shaver Street and Second Street & Miramar Avenue, in preparation of ADA improvements at those corners
  • Pothole to locate existing utilities on Third Street from San Rafael High School to Irwin Street (now that school is out)


  • The posted speed limit is 25 mph for the lane shift on Second Street
    • Motorists should be aware of changed conditions and drive with caution
  • Traffic controls (temporary signs, message boards, traffic cones, delineators and detour signs) will be put in place to direct motorists through the work area
  • Curb parking spaces will be marked “No Parking”
  • There will be intermittent lane closures on Third Street and detours on A Street, B Street, C Street, D Street, and E Street
  • For businesses in this section of Second Street, the City’s contractor, Ghilotti Bros. Inc., will help facilitate deliveries by providing traffic controls and flagging

Click on the map below to go to an interactive map:

may 16 - may 20 2022 third street improvements project map

For more information, visit the project website or contact the City at

Please note: all estimated timelines are tentative and subject to change.

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