news Miller Avenue Streetscape Project Breaks Ground
Refined over the last 10 years, this improves every element of one of the main arteries in and out of Mill Valley, as well as the infrastructure deep under the roadway. As Mill Valley Mayor John McCauley pointed out, “the project is deeply aligned with Mill Valley’s unique charm, character, and small town values, reflecting the work of the many committee members and residents who participated in the planning and design process.”
McCauley cited a future Miller Avenue to be proud of – providing safer bike lanes and crosswalks, as well as wider sidewalks and gathering places more inviting to use.
The Miller Avenue Streetscape Project stretches from Almonte Boulevard near Tamalpais High School to Sunnyside Avenue near Downtown Mill Valley. The project has begun in the commercial area of Miller, known as the “Main Street” section (Willow Street to Reed Street). Construction will then progress to the next section of Miller Avenue. During the summer break for local schools, site work hours will be from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Friday.
During construction, Miller Avenue will have one inbound and one outbound lane open at all times. They have asked that residents and visitors minimize car trips and use other forms of transportation – bike, walk, carpool or public transit – to travel in the area.
The estimated cost of the project is $18 million, and is being funded by Sewer Bond Funds, Measure A Tax, Flood Control Zone 3, Federal HSIP grant, Transportation Fund for Clean Air, Safe Routes 2 Schools, Transportation Sales Tax from State-Local Partnership Program, City of Mill Valley General Fund and the Municipal Service Tax. The City has contracted with 4LEAF Construction Management for project oversight services and Maggiora & Ghilotti Engineering Contractors for construction services.