Posted on: July 26, 2017

UPDATE 11/9/17: Correas Closed Between Church and Purissima


UPDATED November 9, 2017

On Novmeber 6, the City's contractor closed Correas Street between Church and Purissima in order to accommodate the utility undergrounding work that is taking place on that section of roadway. That part of Correas Street will remain closed until completion of the new Library which is anticipated for late June, 2018. Signs have been installed to detour motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclist away from the closed section of Correas Street. Any pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorists in the vicinity of this work should exercise extra caution, be watchful for equipment and workers, and obey detour and other traffic signage.


As part of the Half Moon Bay Underground Utility District (UUD), the overhead utility lines near the new Library are going underground, offering a great improvement to the aesthetics of the neighborhood. This work includes street trenching which will cause periodic traffic delays, and in early November will require the temporary closure of Correas Street. After the initial work on this project got underway, the contractor encountered an unmarked sewer line -  which is a significant issue. It required the work to be postponed while the City made necessary changes to the designs to reflect the presence of this sewer line. 

The contractor will initially set up traffic control and there will be periodic, short closures of Correas Street between Church Street and Purissima Street, as the work gets fully underway. Then, Correas Street will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians in order for the utility undergrounding to be completed. The closure is expected to continue for the duration of the construction of the new Library, which is expected to be completed in summer, 2018. During this closure, cars will still be allowed to enter and exit Cunha's parking lot on Church Street. The City is working with the school on a plan for student drop-off and pick-up that will decrease congestion at Church and Correas Streets.

The City apologizes for the additional noise, disruption, and traffic delays that this activity may cause, and appreciates the patience of neighbors, motorists, and pedestrians. All are urged to use extra caution when driving, biking, or walking in the area.

If you have specific special needs, please feel free to discuss them with either of the following:

Jason Baker,Tennyson Electric, Inc. (UUD issues) (925) 606-1038 ext. 203
George Sanen, Construction Manager, City of HMB (Library Issues) (415) 858-8582
Brain Lee, City of Half Moon Bay, (650) 726-8284

It is best to avoid this area if possible - but when in the area, motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are encouraged to use extra caution. The City apologizes for any additional noise or disruption that this activity may cause - we're working to minimize the impact the construction has on neighboring properties, and the community - we appreciate everyone's patience!

Take a look at the new Library construction web cam here.

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