The City of Mill Valley begins its long-planned repair work on Camino Alto between Azalea Avenue and Corte Madera town limits (top of the hill) on Monday, February 2. There will be a moving lane closure to accommodate the work, which is expected to last through February 13, so drivers and bicyclists using Camino Alto should expect 5- to 10-minute delays, City officials said.

The project, which is part of the City’s Street and Sewer Rehabilitation work, is designed to make the road safer for bicyclists and drivers in advance of a full road repaving and widening of Camino Alto in mid- to late-2015.

On the northbound, uphill section of Camino Alto, the repairs will focus on cracks and holes on the right side of the lane and repaving those sections, allowing bicyclists to safely stay to the far right of the lane, leaving more room for motorists to pass them. On the southbound, downhill portion of the road, workers will address cracks, holes and bumps in the middle of the lane to make the road safer for cyclists heading downhill. 

The repairs cost approximately $200,000 and will be paid for through a variety of sources, including the City’s Municipal Services Tax (MST). The $145 per parcel tax was first approved by voters in 1987 for 10 years, and was renewed in 1997 at $145 per parcel and 2006 at a maximum of $195 per parcel. 

The project comes on the heels of the Mill Valley City Council’s approval of a 2014-2016 budget in June 2014 that dedicated more than $2.2 million to improve road conditions. Find out more information about this year’s Street and Sewer Rehabilitation Projects here.

Questions or comments may be directed to: Scott Schneider, Senior Civil Engineer at (415) 384-4818 or email sschneider@cityofmillvalley.org

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