City Infrastructure Projects
Projects that are Currently In-Progress
Pavement Maintenance Project Update: August 8 – August 21
The 2022 Citywide Pavement Maintenance Project is officially underway with plans to improve 149 segments on 138 streets and 67 curb ramps. Work will start with curb ramp improvements, followed by pavement improvements and striping. This work is anticipated to be completed by the end of the year. Bi-weekly updates will be provided through the Email Express and available on the City’s website to provide progress updates and 2-week look ahead information on where crews will be located.
UPCOMING WORK: Over the next two weeks, crews will be working on curb ramp improvements within project areas on the following streets:
- Rancho Hills Drive at Ridgeway Drive
- El Caminito at Longmeadow Drive, Valbusa Drive, and Lerma Way
- Mantelli Drive at Zinnia Street and Hirasaki Avenue
- Wren Avenue at Gary Street
- El Cerrito Way at Chiesa Drive and Las Animas Court
Thank you for your patience while we work to improve the streets in our community. Please drive safely around crews and allow extra time for travel in these areas.
Map of Streets Selected for 2022 Improvements
2022 Citywide Pavement Maintenance Project
The City’s 2022 Citywide Pavement Maintenance Project is underway with street improvement efforts underway.
The 2022 Pavement Project is anticipated to improve 149 segments on 138 streets and 67 curb ramps. $3.9 million in funding has been allocated towards the 2022 Pavement Project consisting of $900,000 Measure B funds, $900,000 SB-1 funds, $350,000 Gas Tax funds, and $1.75 million General Funds.
Streets are selected for improvement based on a Pavement Management Program (PMP), developed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Council-approved 5-year Pavement Maintenance Plan. This strategy balances the comprehensive need for pavement maintenance throughout the City against the need for repairing some of our failed major roadways to maximize the life of our roads and the benefit to the community.
Pavement Maintenance Strategy
The City’s goal is to make our streets safe and accessible for all users through maintenance, rehabilitation, and reconstruction. City streets are maintained through (1) annual maintenance projects and (2) local streets and roads projects. The annual maintenance projects, such as the 2022 Citywide Pavement Maintenance Project, take into consideration the overall repair strategy for the whole community based on the most effective and efficient use of available funding. The local streets and roads projects focus on making streets safe and drivable through the repair of potholes and minor paving projects.
For more information on street selection and pavement maintenance in general, visit the City's Better Roads Ahead webpage.
Eigleberry and 7th Street Parking Lot: August Update
The construction of the Eigleberry and 7th Street Parking Lot has officially begun! Crews have finished demolition, excavation, and grading, and are beginning to work on the storm drain and electrical infrastructure.
The parking lot, anticipated to open for public parking in early 2023, will provide a total of 110 standard parking spaces and additional parking for clean air, electric charging, and accessible vehicles. The project will also provide new landscaping, lighting, bicycle lockers, and a pathway connecting to the downtown.
Eigleberry and 7th Street Parking Lot Project Overview
The City is bringing a new parking lot to Gilroy's Historic Downtown on an existing lot at Eigleberry and 7th Street. When complete, the parking lot will provide 140 parking spaces with a mix of standard, compact, accessible, clean air, motorcycle, and EV charging spaces. The project will also provide new landscaping, lighting, bicycle lockers, and a pathway connecting to the downtown. The new parking lot is anticipated to open for public parking in early 2023 with construction taking place Monday through Friday from 7 AM - 5 PM.
During construction, some street parking adjacent to the lot will be impacted. Minimal lane closures and traffic impacts are anticipated. While all reasonable efforts will be made to minimize the effects of the construction, neighboring residents and businesses should expect noise and dust as typical with this type of construction.
Thank you for your patience.
Construction Live CAM
Watch the parking lot take shape in real time!
Parking Lot Design
On May 6, 2019 the City of Gilroy entered a one-year exclusivity period with Sharks Sports & Entertainment LLC. Since that time, the City has been working diligently to assess whether or not an indoor recreational facility, built by the City and operated by the Sharks organization, would be beneficial to the community of Gilroy.
The City has been undertaking this process as part of an overall effort to develop the Sports Park in accordance with the Sports Park Master Plan, adopted in 1999.
The conceptual facility would likely include opportunities for a variety of sporting programs and events to include ice hockey and would be located off Monterey Road, as part of the Gilroy Sports Park. Neither the San Jose Sharks nor the San Jose Barracuda teams would re-locate to Gilroy as part of this project.
Once under the one-year exclusivity agreement, the City of Gilroy began an environmental review of the proposed project to identify possible environmental impacts of the project and recommended measures to alleviate these possible impacts.
In January 2020, the DRAFT Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) was released for review and public comment including possible impacts and solutions to the impacts. The public review and comment period ends at close of business on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. To view the full document and technical reports, visit CityofGilroy.org (http://www.cityofgilroy.org/298/Development-Activity-Projects). Included in the DRAFT SEIR is a preliminary description of the conceptual indoor sporting facility including a 70,000 square foot building imprint, two National Hockey League sized ice rinks, and a second level mezzanine. This preliminary description is included in the DRAFT SEIR to provide parameters for the environmental review process and does not represent adopted plans for the conceptual facility. Actual details of any future proposed facility on the site have yet to be determined and must go through the full review development process, as with any other project, including Planning approval for architectural and site review and Building permits for construction plans.
Upon completion of the public comment period of the DRAFT SEIR, responses to the comments will be addressed and consolidated into a FINAL SEIR. The FINAL SEIR will be presented to Planning Commission for recommendation, then the City Council for consideration and adoption. Next steps in the process will be determined based upon the continued feasibility of the project.
Existing Master Plan Phasing Plan
Conceptual Master Plan Phase III Site Plan
Gilroy Sports Park Master Plan Phase III Amendment
- Appendix A NOP and Responses
- Appendix B Certified EIR
- Appendix C Master Plan Udates
- Appendix D AQ GHG Energy Report
- Appendix E Community Risk Assessment
- Appendix F Floodplain Impact Analysis
- Appendix G Environmental Noise Assessment
- Appendix H Traffic
- Gilroy Sports Park Master Plan Phase III Amendments_Draft SEIR
- Sports Park NOA
- Sports Park Phase III Amendment - Notice of Determination
- Sports Park Notice of Determination
- Gilroy Sports Park Master Plan - Final Supplement EIR
With approximately $3.2 million of Measure B, SB 1, and various Gas Tax funds, the City of Gilroy will be rehabilitating eight sections of roadway including sections of:
- Monterey Road
- Farrell Avenue
- Camino Arroyo
- Murray Avenue
- 8th Street
- Chestnut Street
- Martin Street
- San Ysidro Avenue
The work will be completed in phases with Camino Arroyo (Phase 2) and San Ysidro Avenue (Phase 6) scheduled for night-work. Lane closures will be in place. Please plan ahead and take alternate routes where possible.
Work is anticipated to begin mid-April with the main construction work anticipated to be completed by the end of April. This work will be followed by a final treatment and striping which is anticipated to take place in mid-May.
Map of Project Area
Construction of a new rectangular rapid-flashing beacon has begun at the intersection of 10th Street and Orchard Drive. This new system will provide safer crossing for students travelling to and from Gilroy High School. The work is anticipated to be completed by mid-August. The construction process will result in minor traffic disruptions, including partial shoulder and lane closures, pedestrian detours, and parking restrictions near the intersection.
The project includes the installation of a new rectangular rapid flashing beacon system at the intersection of 10th Street and Orchard Drive. The improvements will also include new curb ramps at the northeast and southeast corners of the intersection, concrete islands, and striping improvements, including buffered bike lanes on 10th Street between Orchard Drive and Valley Forge Drive.