Projects

The Public Works and Utility Department's Engineering Division provides Capital Improvement Project design and management. It prepares studies, budgets, agreements, Public Works construction documents; it administers consultant contracts, public works grants and maintains technical documents such as Standard Details, maintains city-wide maps, documents on City's roadway system, sanitary sewer systems, storm drain system, and curb ramps.

Traffic


The Traffic Engineering Division provides safe and efficient movement of pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic in the City of Watsonville.

To accomplish the efficient movement of traffic they:
  • Conduct parking and traffic studies and designs.
  • Implement neighborhood traffic calming programs.
  • Optimize the timing of signals along major traffic corridors within the City.
  • Plan, design, monitor, control, and coordinate the City's traffic signals.
  • Respond to requests to improve safety on the roadway and bikeway system throughout the City.
  • Review and conduct traffic control analyses.
  • Review and design signage and striping on roadways.
  • Review development permits for traffic issues.

Recent Public Works Projects

  • 2012 Alleyway Pavement
  • 2013 Road Repair Project
  • Airport Boulevard Reconstruction Project
  • Arthur Road, Clifford Avenue Sewer Lateral Relocation Project
  • City Awarded Funding for Lee Road Rail Trail Project and More
  • City of Watsonville Awarded $668,000 to Construct Rail Trail Segment
  • Citywide Fiber Optic Project Approved
  • Citywide Fiber Optic Project Phase II Awarded
  • Clifford Avenue Water Main Project
  • College Road Water Main Replacement Project
  • Completed pedestrian at Auto Center and Main St.
  • Completed Waste Water Head Works Pipeline replacement project
  • First Adaptive Traffic Control System (Freedom Boulevard from Martinelli to Airport Boulevard.)
  • Formation of Underground Utility District
  • Freedom Boulevard Reconstruction Project (in progress)
  • Freedom Boulevard Reconstruction Project
  • Freedom Boulevard Water Main Replacement
  • Grant ($225,000) Received for Wetlands Trails and Greenway Projects
  • Green Valley Road Retaining Wall
  • Hames Water Pump Station Project
  • Harkins Slough Bridge Pipeline Project
  • Holly Drive Sanitary Sewer Project
  • Installed speed feedback signs as part of the Safe Routes School Grant Program
  • Main Street Street-lighting Retrofit Phase I
  • Main Street Water Main Replacement Project
  • New Water Line on Lakeview Road
  • Oakridge and Kralj Dr. Water Main Replacement Project
  • Pajaro River CARE Project
  • Pavement Maintenance
  • Pennsylvania Dr. and Clifford Avenue Operational Improvements
  • Public Improvement Standards - Revised July 2013
  • Quinn Avenue Storm Drain
  • Rehabilitated Green Valley Road from Main Street to Loma Prieta Avenue.
  • Retrofitted 400 street lights with new lights.
  • Roache Road Water Main Replacement Project
  • Roundabout at Pennsylvania Dr. and Clifford Avenue.
  • Safe Routes to School
  • Salsipuedes Creek Capacity Enhancement and Restoration Project
  • School Crossing Upgrades
  • Sewer Pipe Replacement Project - Freedom Boulevard and Main St.
  • Solar Panels - Update
  • Sunnyhills Water Main Replacement Project
  • Taxiway Charlie and General Aviation Apron Project
  • Upgraded signal controller upgrade on Freedom Boulevard., Airport, and Green Valley corridors
  • Urban Greening Plan
  • Wastewater Treatment Facility Odor and Corrosion Control Project
  • WaterLab-City Partnership with USC
  • Watsonville Slough Restoration
  • Whitney Drive Storm Drain