Completed November 14-18
  • Completed 100% of concrete curbs and gutters for entire project
  • Completed spreading aggregate and soil for new First Street roadbed
  • Completed final grading and compacting of new roadbed
  • Removed transition asphalt in State St & First St intersection
  • Completed second layer (lift) of asphalt for First Street
  • Installed temporary street markings for cars on First Street
  • Set form and poured new concrete for Central Plaza parking plaza
  • Installed final disabled accessible (ADA) sidewalk ramp in project area
  • Completed installing stone face on fountain and new planter
  • Began installation of fountain pump
  • Completed trenching for new electrical and irrigation lines on State Street
  • Connected (tied) electrical conduit in Central Plaza
  • Poured the cement footings for the new First Street trellis bases
  • Constructed form for long planter wall on First Street
  • Begin pouring cement for long planter wall
Other Downtown News
  • The annual Festival of Lights Parade is Sunday, November 27 at 6:00 pm. Don’t miss this wonderful event! For more information, visit www.losaltosparade.com 
  • The City’s Field Office trailer has been removed from the all day parking lot on First Street, freeing up parking stalls!
  • Traffic Updates
  • There was confusion over the traffic lanes on First Street this week. Annie’s Phased Opening Map has been revised for clarity. See the new map here: www.firststreetlosaltos.org/phased-opening-map.html 
  • First Street is now open to cars during non-construction hours in the southbound direction! The northbound direction will be used temporarily for pedestrians while the sidewalks are completed.  It will re-open to cars as soon as they are complete
  • The traditional no parking areas for the Festival of Lights parade will be closed on Sunday, November 27. For details on the parade route, visit www.losaltosparade.com 
Scheduled for November 21-December 2
  • Install temporary pedestrian access for Skip’s Pizza and along First Street
  • Remove old sidewalk on First Street between Main St and Central Plaza
  • Grade new sidewalk section and place base rock
  • Remove forms on long planter wall
  • Set forms and install rebar for new sidewalk
  • Continue irrigation line installation and wiringon First Street
  • Install new traffic bollard on the north-east corner of First and Main 
  • Pour walkway cement on First Street
  • Continue electrical work on new traffic signal box
PLEASE NOTE:
Construction work will not take place on November 24 & 25. The weekly construction meeting will not be held on November 24. Apricot Annie will be out of the office November 21-27. City offices will be closed November 24 & 25.

 
 
Completed September 18-25
  • Complete final grading of the First & Main intersection in preparation for new asphalt
  • Continued backfill over new base rock and compacted new soil on First Street
  • Completed all curb and gutter frames & concrete in the First & Main intersection
  • Completed all concrete sections of the First & Main crosswalks
  • Completed raised dome inserts for ADA ramps to new crosswalks in the First & Main intersection
  • Completed the second new driveway for the Chevron station
  • Completed removal of sidewalks leading to Foothill Expressway
  • Installed anchor bolts for the new signal light bases
  • Began construction of new traffic controller next to Foothill Expressway
  • Removed & replaces manholes from roadway adjacent to Foothill Expressway
  • Created the two new driveways for the Central Parking Plaza
  • Installed base layer “2.5 inch lift” of asphalt for First & Main intersection & first 60’ of First St
  • (Friday evening) will install the traffic loops (sensors) for the intersection signal lights
Traffic Update
  • First & Main intersection through to Foothill Expressway opens Monday, September 26!
Fun Construction Facts
  • The asphalt is trucked fresh and hot (500°F) from the plant in San Jose for paving. The material is still between 350-400°F when it arrives onsite!
Scheduled for September 24-30
  • Install top layer “2.5 inch lift” of asphalt for First & Main intersection & first 60’ of First St
  • Continue pouring concrete for new curbs along west side of First Street
  • Continue grading on First Street roadbed
  • Complete final demolition of paving in transition area with Foothill Expressway
  • Begin work on new gas line connection to PGE service in the Central Plaza
Downtown Traffic Events
  • Friday, September 23– Los Altos High School Homecoming Parade!
  • Saturday, September 24– the 64th Annual Los Altos Kiwanis Pet Parade!