Completed this week:
• 90% of the curbs & gutters within the project area have been removed
• 100% of the old electrical conduit along First Street has been removed
• Installed temporary street lights along First Street and the start of State Street (these will be removed when the new street lights are installed)
• The City Council approved a design change that saves two mature London Plane trees  in front of Skip’s Pizza on First Street
• City Council also approved design changes to the sidewalk paving and a new benchwall along First Street near State Street
• Installed new gas line along First Street using new earthquake-safe flexible gas piping
• Removed the unexpected concrete slap in the center of the First & Main intersection
• Installed fabric blocks on top of all storm drain catch-basins to prevent any construction debris getting into the drain and ultimately the creek
• Hauled 100% of all concrete & asphalt debris demolished away for recycling
• Prepared the curb & gutter areas for placing the concrete molds next week

Scheduled for the week of August 8-12
• Create concrete molds (formwork) for new curb and gutter installation
• Pour new concrete for curbs & gutters adjacent to First & Main intersection area
• Fill-in & compact all gas trenches (backfill)
• Dig new sewer trench
• Remove trees as determined by revised plan
• Install straw waddles and fencing around remaining trees to protect them during construction
• Contractor will begin working on Saturdays for the next few weeks

Traffic Update
• One way traffic on First Street between State & Plaza North 7:00 am to 5:00 pm while trenching.

Unexpected Finds - Surprises
• The concrete cap on top of the new water line may need to be moved deeper underground to prevent interfering with the new road bed. The City Engineer will meet with Cal Water engineers to determine next step

Outreach Updates
• New Apricot Annie parking signs were installed to highlight free parking areas
• Two new signs highlighting access to the Chevron gas station installed
• Revised directional signs for drivers were installed on San Antonio Rd, El Monte Ave, Foothill Expressway
• More permanent Downtown directional signs installed
• Sidewalk A-frames directing walkers to businesses along First Street installed
• Apricot Annie continued meeting with community groups to ask for input and provide updates. If your group is interested in a visit from Annie, please email Beverly at