Morse Ave-Hampshire Drive Storm Drain Improvement Project


The proposed project area is located in the Arden Arcade Community and consists of approximately 32 acres of low and medium density residential developments. The project area is bounded by Balmoral Drive to the north, Cumberland Road to the west, El Camino Avenue to the south, and St Mathews Road to the east.
In the 1990s, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) installed additional drainage inlets in the area to improve runoff collection in response to street and yard flooding. DWR initiated this project in response to additional structural flooding reports on Morse Avenue.

Project Description

The project addresses flooding and maintenance issues in the project area. Improvements will include installing approximately 692 lineal feet upsized storm drain pipe, 4 drainage inlets, 6 manholes, and appurtenant structures in Morse Avenue and in El Camino Avenue.  See the project map in the attachments sections below for more detailed information. The new pipe system will better capture and convey runoff during minor and major storm events, resulting in reduced localized street flooding.


June 2020

April 2020

*Please note, pursuant to the Order of the Health Officer dated April 7, 2020, this project has been considered an essential service and construction will proceed as scheduled.*

See project location map below for further detail.  You can also download the map here.


Project Schedule*

• Final Plans & Specifications – April 2020
• Board of Supervisors Approval – April 2020
• Project Advertisement – April 2020
• Bid Opening – May 2020
• Board of Supervisors Award – June 2020
• Construction Begins – July 2020
• Construction Ends – October 2020
       *All dates are tentative and subject to change

Project Contacts

Michael Meaney
Project Engineer, (916) 874-1321

Rachel Ekindesone
Assistant Engineer, (916) 874-8319