2022 Road Resurfacing Project

Construction Schedule

Phase 1 was completed in December 2022. 

Phase 2 will be bid in spring 2023 and construction is anticipated to begin in May, 2023.

Project Description

The Town rejected all bids after the project bid opening in July 2022, due to high bids received. As a result, the Town split the resurfacing project into two phases. Phase 1 includes all curb, gutter, sidewalk, ADA curb ramp, and storm drain work. Phase 2 will include all road work including asphalt resurfacing, road sealing, and striping, which will be bid in spring 2023. We appreciate your patience with the change in construction schedule.

In an ongoing effort to maintain the road network in Corte Madera, Public Works will be sealing and resurfacing various roadways listed below on the east side of Corte Madera. Work will include installing ADA curb ramps, improving drainage and making repairs to the storm system, installing new signage, refreshing striping, and other related work. 

The Sanitary District No. 2 recently completed the 2021 Sewer Rehabilitation Project, which replaced sewer mains and lower laterals in Granada Park. The Town will now be resurfacing those roads as part of the 2022 Road Resurfacing Project. 

Phase 2 of the project will include resurfacing work on the following roads:

  • Buena Vista Ave (Sausalito to Sunnyside)
  • Cay Passage
  • Creekside Court
  • Ebbtide Passage
  • El Camino Drive
  • Endeavor Cove
  • Endeavor Drive (Granada to end)
  • Estrada Lane
  • Fairview Avenue
  • Foremast Cove
  • Granada Drive
  • Granada Park Parking Lot
  • Grove Avenue
  • Lanyard Cove
  • Madera Del Presidio Dr (Paradise to Wildflower)
  • Madrono Avenue
  • Madrono Court
  • Meadow Creek Drive
  • Morning Star Course
  • Nellen Ave (Fifer to Lucky)
  • Oakdale Ave (Willow to Chapman)
  • Paloma Drive
  • Parkview Circle
  • Pixley Avenue
  • Pleasant Avenue
  • Presidio Avenue
  • Prince Royal Drive (Paradise to Endeavor)
  • San Clemente Park Parking Lot
  • Sandpiper Circle
  • Sausalito Street (Buena Vista to end)
  • Seamast Passage
  • Sonora Way
  • Staghound Passage
  • Stetson Avenue (Chapman to Chapman)
  • Sunnyside Avenue
  • Town Park Parking Lot East
  • Town Park Parking Lot West
  • Tradewind Passage
  • Tunnel Lane
  • Vista Court
  • Willow Avenue (Tamalpais to Chapman)

This project is part of the Town’s Capital Improvement Program, which strives to rehabilitate the Sanitary District’s aging sewer infrastructure while also maintaining Town roadways.

The Town was awarded a $69,239 grant from CalRecycle to use recycled rubber tires in the cape seal treatment. The recycled tires are ground down into crumb rubber which is mixed into the chip seal layer of the road treatment. This rubber additive has been shown to improve the performance of the sealant and helps to prevent tires from ending up in the landfill.

As a resident request and with Council approval, Public Works will be using conventional “grey” aggregate in the micro surfacing top layer of the cape seal. Over time the lighter aggregate will provide a higher albedo road surface helping to reflect more light on hot days and to reduce heat island effect. This also provides a small cost savings as the conventional aggregate can be sourced locally and doesn’t need to be transported as far. Residents should note that the road sealant will initially be black due to the asphalt emulsion, but will lighten in color over time similar to new asphalt.

Private Sewer Laterals

For residents living on roads not included in the 2021 Sewer Rehabilitation Project and that have not recently tested or replaced their sewer lateral in the last 3 years, we recommend hiring a plumber to check the sewer lateral and make sure it is in good condition and will last a minimum of 5 years. Once the road resurfacing project is complete, there will be a minimum five-year road moratorium to prolong the life of the new pavement surface. During the moratorium period, residents who request an encroachment permit to cut into the road during that time must demonstrate that the work is necessary and must pay for extensive pavement restoration in an effort to maintain the road’s structural integrity, which can add significant cost to the lateral work. 

Be advised that Sanitary District #2 requires that a sewer lateral inspection, which could lead to sewer lateral repairs or replacement, be conducted under the following circumstances:

  1. When a property is sold or when a transfer in property title occurs
  2. When $50,000 in property improvements are performed over a cumulative three year period
  3. If there is a sewer overflow malfunction or public health risk at the property

Residents are recommended to complete sewer lateral work in the road before May to avoid conflicts with the road resurfacing. The District will waive sewer and encroachment permit fees for property owners who are proactive in testing or replacing their sewer lateral prior to the upcoming capital improvement project.

Useful Links for Sewer Lateral Work

List of Pre-Qualified Sewer Contractors: https://www.townofcortemadera.org/DocumentCenter/View/3807/Pre-Qualified-Contractor-List-For-Public 

2018 Private Sewer Lateral Ordinance Information: 

Available Grant Programs for Private Sewer Laterals:

Frequently Asked PSL Questions:

Project Status 


Project Type(s)

Roadway, Storm System, Pedestrian, Traffic

If you have further questions regarding this project, please contact Chris Good at (415) 927-5794 or cgood@tcmmail.org.

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