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 October 31-November 4
  • Completed excavation of new drainage lines adjacent to Passarelle redesign section
  • Installed new 10” drainage pipe and connection to the storm drain system on First Street
  • Began stone tile installation on the fountain
  • Completed installing, grading and compaction  the final base layers for the new First Street asphalt street
  • Completed the curb & gutter concrete on the east side of First Street to Passarelle redesign section
  • Constructed a barrier swale for the asphalt adjacent to the Passerelle redesign section
  • Continued  excavation for new foundations , irrigation and electrical conduit on State Street
  • Completed grading and compaction of north side of Main Street sidewalk adjacent to Foothill
  • Installed new rain and erosion barriers on project perimeters
  • Completed re-engineering work for sidewalk transition and ground elevations on State Street at First Street

Downtown Traffic Updates
  • First Street paving was delayed on Friday, November 4 due to rain.
  • The first layer (lift) of asphalt is in progress today, Monday, November 7. The second lift date will be determined this week.

Other Downtown News
  • The Downtown Holiday Stroll is  this Friday, November 11 from 5-9pm: Shops open! Music, food and entertainment; for more details, click here!
Scheduled for This 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
  • Pave the first layer (lift) of asphalt on First Street
  • Complete the stone tile installation on First Street Fountain
  • 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
  • Removal of the City’s Field Office (temporary trailer) in First Street parking lot
  • Excavate and pour concrete for First Street planter wall near State Street
  • Re-grade and compact Central Plaza sidewalk
  • Set and pour concrete bands adjacent to Central parking plaza
  • Remove temporary sidewalk at Main Street
 
 
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 September 23-30
  • Installed top layer “2.5 inch lift” of asphalt for First & Main intersection and first 60’ of First Street
  • Continued backfill over new base rock and compacting new soil on First Street
  • Finished all demolition on Main St adjacent to Foothill Expressway
  • Continued work on new traffic controller next to Foothill Expressway 
  • Installed the traffic loops (sensors) for the intersection signal lights
  • Paved temporary sidewalk on west side of First Street and north side of Main Street adjacent to Foothill Expressway
  • Installed ADA ramps to intersection crosswalks
  • Installed straw wattles and erosion control fabric along 400 Main property.
  • Dug footing and installed rebar for the first stone monument foundation
  • Installed first irrigation lines for new landscape areas
  • Installed temporary asphalt sidewalk sections through construction zones
  • Installed temporary stop signs/road decals for intersection
  • Striped street lanes & install reflective tabs
Traffic Update
  • First & Main intersection through to Foothill Expressway OPENED on Sunday, September 25!
Gas Line Incident September 29
  • On Thursday, September 29, a gas line was ruptured during excavation on First Street. 911 as called at 10:38 am. Police arrived on the scene at 10:40 and Fire at 10:43. Evacuations of the block began at 10:41. PG&E arrived at 11:03 and the ruptured pipe was sealed at 11:11 am.
  • There were no injuries, no explosion, no fire and no property damage as a result of the accident.
  • Several businesses and restaurants were impacted for an hour by the evacuations and disruptions in gas service.
Downtown Traffic Events
  • Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2 FALL FESTIVAL in Parking Plaza North (parking plaza closed to cars beginning Friday evening, Sept 30)
Scheduled for October 3-7
  • Continue pouring concrete for new curbs along First Street
  • Continue grading on First Street roadbed
  • Continue work on new traffic signal control box
  • Begin construction of new 6” lateral sanitary sewer line on First Street (near State St)
  • Continue work on signal lights
  • Continue excavation for new irrigation lines and fountain area