Current and Upcoming Projects

Important Message from Public Works Regarding Construction Work During COVID-19 Shelter in Place Order

The Public Works Department continues to provide construction, wastewater collection/treatment services, and limited public infrastructure maintenance. Staff will be available for general and project-specific questions over the phone (650) 522-7300 and via email

The Public Works Department thanks all of our neighbors and friends in San Mateo for their tremendous kindness and cooperation during this unprecedented time.

Frequently Asked Public Works Questions During COVID-19 Shelter in Place Order

  • Are Construction Projects Still Active?
  • Do I still have to move my car if ‘no parking’ signs are up?
  • Do I have to move my car for street sweepers?
  • How will I know if a construction project is in my neighborhood?
  • How do I know what Public Works projects are active?
  • See all COVID-19 related Questions and Answers


Large Infrastructure Projects

The largest infrastructure improvement projects in San Mateo are the Clean Water Program and the 25th Grade Separation Project. To learn more about these citywide projects, click on the links below:

Other Projects

Every year, the Public Works Department also focuses on localized projects for improvements or sustainability in a smaller region of the City. Projects in construction are probably the projects you know the most about because you can hear and feel the impacts from your home or business. Although inconvenient, the construction phase means improvements are on their way to your neighborhood. The intent of construction is always the same - a long-term benefit to you, your family, and your community.

Public Works understands that it can be difficult to remember the purpose of improvement projects when you can hear construction noise or find yourself enduring detours, bumpy roads and dust. That is why we try to keep you informed of construction impacts so we can help you navigate the challenges that can result from construction. 

We appreciate your patience as we work to improve our community. View the projects we’re currently working on or planning in the menu selection to the left.