Completed October 24 - 28
  • Completed the curb and gutter along the west-side of First Street
  • Installed the internal water lines and return basin on the First Street fountain
  • Poured the cement for the fountain and prepped  for the tile installation next week
  • Completed grading and installing the first layer of base rock (aggregate) on First Street
  • Completed the curb & gutter concrete on the west side of First Street
  • Continued work on the  gas line connection in the Central Plaza 
  • Completed demolition of asphalt, curb and gutter on State Street
  • Began excavation for new foundations , irrigation and electrical conduit on State Street
  • Completed excavation for planting wall “A” on First Street; then framed and poured concrete foundation for planting wall “A”
  • Completed forms and finished pouring concrete for new mid-block crosswalk on First Street
  • Capped new manhole on First Street near State Street
Downtown Traffic Updates
  • First Street paving has been scheduled: first asphalt layer (lift) will take place Friday. November 4 and the second layer (lift) Monday, November 7. 
  • First Street will re-open to one-way traffic (southbound direction) on Friday, November 11
Other Downtown News
Scheduled for New Week
  • Install tile for new fountain
  • Demolish the State St curb & gutter adjacent to the project
  • Install final layers of aggregate and soil for the new First Street roadbed
  • Complete grading and compacting of new roadbed in preparation for paving
  • Pave the first layer (lift) of asphalt on First Street
  • Continue work on new traffic signal control box
  • Continue landscaping area preparation
  • Continue gas line connection work
  • Continue engineering design work on sidewalk transition and ground elevations on State Street at First Street 
 
 
Completed October 17-21
  • Continued work on new traffic controller next to Foothill Expressway.                                                                                                                       
  • Completed water line installation, added the sub-base within and completed the wooden concrete forms for the new First Street fountain.
  • Completed construction of new 6” lateral sanitary sewer line on First Street (near State St)
  • Continued work on the monolith on the south-west corner of the First & Main intersection
  • Completed 70% of the grading for the First Street roadbed
  • Created the wooden forms for the new mid-block crosswalk on First Street
  • Completed the curb & gutter form on the west side of First Street
  • Began hand excavating the gas lines at the entrance of Central Plaza in preparation for connecting the new First Street gas line
  • Began prepping the curb and sidewalk on State St at First St for removal
  • Completed 60% of the new irrigation lines on First Street
Other Downtown News
  • The 48th Annual Halloween Window Painting Contest for local students is underway downtown. Wonderful creativity is on display!
  • 70% of concrete and granite cleaning and sealing has been completed in the downtown triangle and will continue next week.  No streets will be closed. There will be areas on the sidewalks and benches temporary roped off for the work.
  • Plans for the new Safeway store on First Street was approved by the  Planning Commission’s Architecture & Site Review Committee on Oct 19
Scheduled for New Week
  • Pour concrete for new fountain
  • Demolish the State St curb & gutter adjacent to the project
  • Pour the curb and gutter concrete on the west side of First Street
  • Finish grading the base rock for the new First Street roadbed
  • Pour the concrete for the new mid-block crosswalk on First Street
  • Continue work on new traffic signal control box
  • Continue work on signal lights and signal controller box
  • Continue landscaping area preparation
  • Continue digging new drainage sections on First Street near State Street
 
 
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!
 
 
Completed September 10-16
  • Installed Geo-fabric and base rock along First Street
  • Completed 80% of backfill over new base rock and compacted new soil on First Street
  • Continued building curb and gutter frames
  • Poured concrete for the new curbs in the First & Main intersection
  • Poured the three concrete colors for the First & Main crosswalks
  • Completed the first new driveway for the Chevron station
  • Began demolition of the asphalt between First Street & Foothill Expressway
  • Completed removal of sidewalks leading to Foothill Expressway
  • Created concrete forms for new signal light bases
Schedule Update
  • Crews will continue to work 10-12 hour days during the week and will continue to work Saturdays and Sundays
Scheduled September 17-23
  • Continue setting curb and gutter forms along First Street
  • Continue pouring concrete for new curbs along First Street
  • Complete final grading of the First & Main intersection in preparation for new asphalt
  • Remove manholes from roadway adjacent to Foothill Expressway
  • Install new manholes adjacent to Foothill Expressway
  • First new asphalt layer will be paved in the First & Main intersection and 60 feet up First Street
  • New traffic signal loops will be installed for the First & Main intersection signal lights
Downtown Traffic Events
  • Friday, September 23– Los Altos High School Homecoming Parade!
  • Saturday, September 24– the 64th Annual Los Altos Kiwanis Pet Parade!
If you’d like the contact cards or phased  opening diagrams at your business, please call or email Beverly tel: 650-947-2889 btucker@losaltosca.gov
 
 
Completed during August 22-26
  • Continued laying storm drain pipe, working from State Street towards Parking Plaza North– 130 ft of trench excavated, new pipe laid down and backfilled
  • Continued excavation of dirt below street level in preparation for the new sub-base and asphalt top of the new streets—85% completed
  • Gas trench dug to connect First Street line to the main in the Central Parking Plaza
  • Exploratory digging around the two sewer manholes in the First & Main intersection
  • Begin trenching and laying of new electrical & irrigation lines along First Street
  • Tree stumps ground and removed (Friday)
Unexpected Finds
  • Several re-engineering solutions were required this week– impacting the work pace for two days. An old sewer manhole and grading elevations were the primary issues
  • Adding weekend work for the next two weeks will make-up for the two slow work days
Scheduled for August 27-September 2
  • Begin working Saturdays (and also Sunday this weekend) to keep project on schedule
  • Remove the two sewer manholes in the First & Main intersection and replace with new lower covers and cones
  • Remove existing concrete cap & install new fortified, deeper concrete cap on main water line
  • Finish grading and compacting of road bed in First and Main intersection
  • Begin installing Geo-fabric and base rock for the new road bed
  • Continue excavation of below grade dirt for street sub-base along First Street
  • Finish excavation of new storm drain trench and laying storm drain pipe, working from Safeway towards Parking Plaza North
  • Begin saw cutting First Street sidewalk from State Street to the North Plaza for irrigation & electrical lines
Traffic Update
  • Temporary lane closure on First Street between State and Parking Plaza North will continue with flaggers during work hours
  • Unrelated to the First Street Project– the intersection of State & Third Streets will be closed Sunday, Aug 28 for sandblasting from 6am-11pm
Outreach Updates
  • Annie’s Downtown Get Around Guide with driving routes & parking lots posted on the First Street Website