Town Of Moraga

Moraga Way and Canyon Road/Camino Pablo Improvement Project

The Town’s primary construction contact for the project is Jaemin Park, Construction Manager/Resident Engineer can be reached at (925) 818-3756 or by email jpark@park-eng.com

Please click here to view the 3-week look ahead construction schedule. The construction schedule is subject to change.

Construction Project Update August 16, 2019
Moraga Way Construction
Ghilotti Construction Company (GCC) continues working on Moraga Way from Ivy Drive to Moraga Road/Canyon Road primarily reconstructing curb ramps to meet ADA requirements and also constructing sections of pathways on the shoulders of Moraga Way, which will be paved for pedestrian and bicycle access. 

During previous weeks, GCC milled (removed) 3 inches of the existing deteriorated asphalt pavement from Ivy Drive to Moraga Road/Canyon Road. Then placed the first lift of new asphalt pavement called a leveling course. The leveling course is not the final smooth driving surface. GCC placed temporary traffic striping on the pavement for lane designation. The final lift of new pavement which will be a smoother driving surface is currently scheduled to be placed over the weekend of September 8 and 9, 2019. Additionally, the final lift will be composed of rubberized asphalt which has unique properties of generally longer lasting, quieter and good for the environment as it uses recycled automobile tires.

Canyon Road and Camino Pablo Intersection Construction
At the Canyon Road at the Camino Pablo intersection, GCC will continue installing new concrete sidewalks, curb ramps, underground storm drain pipe and electrical wiring for intersection safety improvements. 

Construction Working Days and Hours

The Town is working the contractor to limit major construction work within 500 feet of the local schools that is very impactive to school drop and pick up times. Most work will be scheduled between 9 AM and 3 PM, that are directly near the schools. There will be exceptions to this rule where work outside those times will be to address critical issues. Also, there will be some upcoming weekend work in order to lessen the impacts to weekday commuters and residents and to also accelerate the completion of the project.

For additional project schedule information and updates, please go to Moraga Way Safety and Facebook Moraga Measure K.

Construction Project Update July 26, 2019

Ghilotti Construction Company has been working on Moraga Way from Ivy Drive to Moraga Road/Canyon Road primarily reconstructing curb ramps to meet ADA requirements and also constructing sections of path on the shoulders of Moraga Way, which will be paved for pedestrian and bicycle access. This coming week, 7/29 through 8/2, Ghilotti Construction will be grinding the existing pavement from Ivy Drive to Moraga Road/Canyon Road, in preparation for asphalt paving, which will be happening in the next couple of weeks for the base lifts. There will be some traffic delays due to the heavy construction activity. The grinding operation is scheduled from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. 

Along with heavy activity on Moraga Way due to the grinding operations, there will be increased activity on Canyon Road at the Camino Pablo intersection. Ghilotti Construction will start demolition and reconstruction of the center median to increase the left turn pocket in the Camino Pablo from westbound Canyon Road. Also, they will start construction of bulb outs and storm drain pipe installations at this location.

Construction Project Update

The Town hired Ghilotti Construction Company on Monday, July 15th is starting roadway construction and safety improvements along Moraga Way from Ivy Drive to Moraga Road and at the intersection of Canyon Road and Camino Pablo. Construction will typically occur on Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, but it may be required to allow limited work outside those times and on weekends in order to complete as much work as possible before the start of school. Please be patient and allow extra time as there may be increased congestion and construction traffic in your neighborhood during active construction operations. For additional project schedule information and updates, please go to Moraga Way Safety and Facebook Moraga Measure K.

Project Description

The Town of Moraga proposes to improve several intersections and corridors within and adjacent to the Moraga Center Planned Development Area. The first project improves Moraga Way between Moraga Road and Ivy Drive, completing the bicycle and pedestrian network along the corridor. This is an extension of a project completed by the City of Orinda in 2014. In general, the project re-surfaces Moraga Way to provide an even surface for bicyclists while re-striping the roadway with buffered Class II bicycle lanes. The project adds sidewalks and pedestrian pathways as well as replaces curb ramps and driveways providing an accessible path of travel linking Miramonte High School, residential land uses, County Connection transit stops, and the Moraga Center along Moraga Way. 

The second project proposes to improve the intersection of Camino Pablo and Canyon Road, which is a key route for students walking to Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School. At this location, there is a large pedestrian demand to cross Canyon Road but parents' report vehicles traveling at high rates of speed as they approach the intersection. The project proposes to reduce the through travel lanes from two to one in each direction and assign the remaining area to bulb-outs while adding a pedestrian refuge reducing the crossing distance and narrowing the roadway to calm traffic. Additional improvements proposed at the intersection include rectangular rapid flash beacons, improved intersection lighting, as well as a speed feedback sign in the northbound direction to advise drivers of their speed as they enter the Town's limits. Finally, the project provides green street elements within the bulb-outs meeting the Municipal Regional Permit 2.0 requirements. 

Town Council Meeting Project Update.

Good News!

Caltrans has authorized the Town to start the project's bidding process currently scheduled for construction this summer 2019. On March 13th, staff presented the Town Council with the public input received from the community meetings held and the proposed project improvements with a number of enhancements not included in the original project budget. Town Council supported adding the enhancements which include, an additional sidewalk, speed radar sign and adding a 1-inch rubberized asphalt thickness, as part of the pavement overlay bid alternatives to the project. Town Council will be able to re-evaluate at bid opening on whether to include and how to fund the additional enhancements.  

Please click here to view the Town Council presentation.

Future Town Council Meeting

The Town has conducted a number of public informational meetings including two presentations on February 20, 2019, at the Moraga Valley Presbyterian church and to receive input from the public. Town staff will be presenting this public feedback and an update on the project to our Town Council on March 13, 2019, at their regularly scheduled meeting. Please look for additional information on this project page and the Town Council Agenda page http://www.moraga.ca.us/council/about

 Please click on the links below for the presentations presented on February 20, 2019.

Canyon Road and Camino Pablo 2-20-19 Presentation

Moraga Way Community Meeting 2-20-19 Presentation

Informational Community Meeting

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The informational meeting will be conducted in two sessions in the Fireside room at the Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church located at 10 Moraga Valley Ln, Moraga, CA 94556. Town staff will provide an overview of the safety project that will propose new sidewalks, bike lanes, curb ramps and repair the roadways. The public is welcome to come and learn, ask questions and provide comments. The presentation for Moraga Way starts at 6:30 PM and the Canyon Road/Camino Pablo starts at 7:30 PM.

For the Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church Site Map click here    

After the Informational Community meeting, the project presentation slides and additional project information will be posted on this project page. Please provide any input and comments to the Project Manager listed below.        

For additional information please call Shawn Knapp, Project Manager at (925) 888-7027or sknapp@moraga.ca.us