Belmont Receives Grant to Fix Up 'Very Poor' Road Conditions

The project will also include improvements to pedestrian and bicycle lanes.

Cipriani Boulevard   Photo: Joan Dentler
Cipriani Boulevard Photo: Joan Dentler
The City of Belmont has received $534,000 in One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) funds for road improvements.

According to Belmont City Manager Greg Scoles's Weekly Update newsletter (PDF), the preliminary total project cost is estimated at $800,000 with additional funds coming from the city’s Measure A CIP funds. These funds are required to be used on federally eligible roads for pavement projects.

The funds have been approved for the following federally-eligible street segments:
  • Notre Dame Avenue from Alameda de las Pulgas to Miller Avenue 
  • Notre Dame Avenue from Ralston Avenue to Arbor Avenue
  • Cipriani Boulevard from Alameda de las Pulgas to Newlands Avenue  
The proposed sections of Notre Dame Avenue are in the worst condition of all of the federally eligible streets and are classified as “very poor” by the city’s Pavement Management Program.

The report says that once these sections are reconstructed, all of Notre Dame Avenue will fall into the “good” classification.  

The condition of Cipriani Boulevard from Alameda de las Pulgas to Newlands Avenue is classified as “poor." Reconstruction of this portion of Cipriani Boulevard will complement the work that was completed this year on Cipriani Boulevard from Newlands Avenue to Ralston Avenue and will bring all of Cipriani Boulevard into “good” condition.  I

In addition to pavement rehabilitation, the project will include pedestrian and bicycle improvements in accordance with the city’s Complete Streets Policy and OBAG project award criteria.

The Department of Public Works is currently in the process of selecting a consultant to work with city staff to conduct field investigations, conduct community outreach, design the project, and produce construction documents. Design work is planned 2014, and construction in the summer of 2015. 
Belmont Dad December 17, 2013 at 01:22 PM
What about Old County Road and Masonic Way, these are very heavily travelled and are in great need for repair. These "residential" streets are probably needed just as well, but why is the city not looking at the streets that are in dire need that nearly "everyone" uses one a day-to-day usage?
Amy December 17, 2013 at 05:46 PM
What about Sunnyslope near Oneil? That is a disaster.
Manon Hessels December 17, 2013 at 06:31 PM
Or Coronet Blvd….!
Tom December 18, 2013 at 04:24 PM
Or middle by Central Elementary?
Delores Homisak December 23, 2013 at 01:10 AM
I live at 1221 Academy Ave in Belmont. Since August 12, 2013, I have been attempting to get a drainage problem fixed that was caused by the city repaving the street. The city came out to shoot the grade and determined that there is a problem but they will not allocate the funds to fix the problem. Not only is it an eyesore to my property, it is a liability for the city should someone slip and fall as a result of the standing water. My frustration is quite high as I have been getting less than satisfactory responses. As a 20 year citizen of Belmont, where I have paid taxes and voted for all bond measures the city has put forth, I expect better responsiveness than I have received. If others have experienced similar frustrations, post it here and let's get some action out of our public officials.


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