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Scheduled Construction Activities
Week of March 19, 2018

Detailed information pertaining to construction projects and related activities within the city.

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  1. Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Projects

    1. Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation
      Virginia Street, 5th Street, 6th Street, 10th Street, Belvedere Avenue, Oxford Street, San Diego Road, Laurel Lane, Milvia Street, Walnut Street and Backline, Murray Street, 7th Street, 66th Street, Idaho Street, Harmon Street and Boise Street
      Andes Construction, Inc.
      Project Notice and Map (.pdf)

      rdbarrierContinue rehabilitation of sanitary sewer main and laterals on Murray Street from San Pablo to 7th (900-1100 blocks).

      CCTV of all existing mains and laterals in progress throughout project area.

      Please obey all “No Parking” signs posted within the construction area. Drive “SLOWLY” through the active construction site and “HEED” all temporary traffic and flagman directions.

    2. Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation
      Haste St., Telegraph Ave., Ellsworth St., Dana St., Gilman St., 2nd St., Cedarwood Ln., 4th St., 6th St., Bancroft Way, Sacramento St., Visalia Ave. and backline, Colusa Ave., and Vincente Backline.
      Cratus, Inc.
      Project Notice and Map (.pdf)

      rdbarrierContinue rehabilitation of sanitary sewer main and laterals on Telegraph Avenue between Bancroft and Dwight (2200 to 2400 blocks).

      Continue rehabilitation of sanitary sewer main and laterals on Second Street between Harrison and Gilman (1100 and 1200 blocks).

      Continue rehabilitation of sanitary sewer main and laterals on Haste Street between Telegraph and Bowditch (2500 block).

      Continue rehabilitation of sanitary sewer main and laterals on Cedarwood Lane from Gilman Street to Park Way (#707 Gilman Street).

      Continue pavement restoration on:

      Telegraph Avenue between Bancroft and Durant (2300 block)
      Second Street (1100-1200 blocks)
      Fourth Street and Harrison Street (1100 block)
      Sixth Street (1200 block).

      All businesses within and in the surrounding area of the construction area will be “Open” on their scheduled hours. Limited parking within the construction area. Please obey all “No Parking” signs posted within the construction area. Drive “SLOWLY” through the active construction site and “HEED” all temporary traffic and flagman directions.

    3. Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation
      9th St, Pardee St, Beverly Pl, California St, King St, Indian Rock Ave, Posen Ave, Neilson St, Northside Ave, Ordway St, Gilman St, and Halkin Ln.
      Pacific Trenchless, Inc.
      Project Notice and Map (.pdf)

      rdbarrierRehabilitate existing sanitary sewer main and laterals on Halkin Ln between Spruce and Cragmont.

      Rehabilitate existing sanitary sewer main between #1331 to #1349 Northside Ave.

      Work on manholes throughout the project area. Remove/replace frame and cover and water seal interiors.

      Please obey all “No Parking” signs posted within the construction area. Drive “SLOWLY” through the active construction site and “HEED” all temporary traffic and flagman directions.

    4. Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation
      Roanoke, 2nd/Camelia
      Mosto Construction

      Upcoming work pending approval.

    5. Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation
      Hearst Ave, Short St, McGee Ave, Dwight Way, Grant St, Eighth St, Carleton St, Grayson St, Anthony St, Burnette St, Prince St, Mabel St, Haskell St, Dohr St and Stanton St
      Mosto Construction
      Project Notice and Map (.pdf)

      Upcoming project.

  2. Storm Drain Projects

    1. FY 2016 Low Impact Development Project
      Shattuck Avenue north of University Avenue, Rose Street/Hopkins Street/Curtis Street intersection
      Empire Engineering & Construction, Inc.
      E-mail link to Project Engineer

      rdbarrierShattuck/University - Install permeable pavers. AC Transit bus stop has been relocated one block north to Shattuck/Berkeley Way.

      Rose/Hopkins/Curtis intersection - Mobilize and demo.

  3. Street Paving Projects

    1. Street Rehabilitation FY 2017
      Bancroft, The Alameda, Tulare, Contra Costa, Solano
      Gallagher & Burk, Inc.
      Project Notice (.pdf)
      E-mail link to Project Engineer

      No scheduled construction activity.

    2. FY 2017 Measure M Surface Seals
      Allston, Avenida, Berryman, Bret Harte, Campus, Cornell, Cragmont, Delaware, 8th, Euclid, Florida, Hearst, Jones, Josephine, 9th, Page, Parker, San Pedro, Solano, Somerset, Sonoma, Southampton, Spruce, The Alameda, The Circle, Vassar, Vincente, Whitney, Woolsey
      Telfer Pavement Technologies
      Curb Ramp Public Notice (.pdf)
      Surface Seal Public Notice (.pdf)
      E-mail link to Project Engineer

      Slurry seal and striping punchlist work, pending.

  4. Transportation Projects

    1. Hearst Avenue Complete Street Project
      Hearst Avenue from Henry to La Loma, Oxford Street from Hearst to 160' North of Hearst, and Le Roy Avenue from Hearst to 225' North of Hearst
      Ray's Electric
      E-mail link to Project Engineer   E-mail link to Project Inspector

      rdbarrierBus boarding island reconstruction at SW Hearst/Arch and SW Hearst/Euclid. Please be advised that during this work, bus stops will be temporarily suspended or relocated. Please contact respective transit agencies for additional information.

    2. Ashby/Claremont and Ashby/Hillegass Intersection Improvements
      Ashby Avenue/Claremont Avenue intersection, Ashby Avenue/Hillegass Avenue intersection
      Ray's Electric
      E-mail link to Project Engineer

      On hold - no planned activity. Pole mounting and electrical work pending delivery of traffic control devices.

    3. Tunnel Road Access Improvements and Ashby/Telegraph Intersection Improvements
      Tunnel Road from Domingo Avenue to Oakland border, Ashby Avenue/Telegraph Avenue intersection
      Redgwick Construction
      E-mail link to Project Engineer

      On hold - no planned activity. Remobilization planned for week of March 26 at Tunnel/Uplands/Alvarado and Tunnel/Domingo.

    4. Le Conte Safe Routes to School Project
      Shattuck Avenue between Russell Street and Ward Street
      ERA Construction
      E-mail link to Project Engineer   E-mail link to Project Inspector

      Upcoming project for pedestrian crossing improvements.

  5. Parks Projects

      For additional information on Parks projects, please visit the Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department.

    1. Grove Park
      2828 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
      Integra Construction Services
      Project Notice   Postcard 

      Tennis and Basketball courts were re-opened on December 2nd, 2017.
      Project is in close-out phase. Minor corrections and finishing touches may require restricted access for short periods of time, but the park is open.

  6. Other Projects

    1. Survey Monument Replacement
      Various locations

      March 23 - Excavation to recover City survey monuments at the following locations, weather permitting.

      9th St/Grayson St intersection
      Bancroft Way/Jefferson Ave intersection
      Burnette St 40’ east of San Pablo Ave
      McGee Ave/Rose St (eastern of 2 intersections)
      McGee Ave/Rose St (western of 2 intersections)
      MLK Jr Way/Parker St intersection
      Oregon St ~60’ west of Sacramento St
      Russell St/Stanton St (eastern of 2 intersections)

  7. Outside Agency Projects

    1. PG&E
      E-mail link to City contact person

      rdbarrierEucalyptus Road from Hillcrest to Oakland border - Main installation complete. Services to begin.

      rdbarrierTunnel Road/The Uplands - 2 gas valves removed. Backfill scheduled for March 19, weather permitting. Permanent AC restoration not yet scheduled. Potential traffic delays.

      rdbarrierHeinz/Russell - Gas line inspection. Single lane closure for up to 2 weeks with detour on Heinz near San Pablo.

      rdbarrierBerkeley Way between Shattuck and Oxford - Electrical undergrounding and betterment. Work completed from 2120 Berkeley Way to Walnut. Excavation in street, east of Walnut.

      Restoration work at the following locations:

      Benvenue Avenue between Parker and Dwight - Restoration.
      Roosevelt Avenue between Dwight and Allston - Restoration continues.
      Woolsey/Colby - Striping restoration.
      Browning Street between Channing and Dwight - Striping restoration.
      Grant Street between Lincoln and Francisco - Restoration pending inspection.
      McGee Avenue between University and Blake - Sidewalk restoration at 1703 Dwight and on McGee.

      Numerous AC restoration, concrete restoration and pole replacement in small areas throughout the City.

    2. EBMUD
      E-mail link to City contact person

      rdbarrierVirginia Street from Sacramento to Spruce - Water main replacement. Installations at intersections along Virginia.

      rdbarrierCragmont Avenue from Marin to Alta - Infrastructure renewal. Continued work at various locations along Cragmont for hydrant transfers and connections at intersections. Working on hydrant transfers at Acacia and Alta, weather permitting.

      Benvenue/Stuart - Exploratory investigation and subsequent tee replacement. Restoration work remains.

      Delaware Street from Shattuck to Walnut - Pipeline installation complete. Restoration planned for March/April, weather permitting.

      Restoration work at numerous small areas throughout the city.

      For updated information and contacts regarding EBMUD Reservoir Replacement and Transmission Pipeline projects please follow the appropriate link below:

      Panoramic Hill Improvements
      EBMUD pipeline replacement on the Oakland side of Panoramic Hill began in July 2016. Berkeley Panoramic Hill pipeline and service replacement scheduled to begin in April 2017. Helicopter delivery of pipe scheduled for April 27, 2017, 9AM to 4PM. Starting May 10th, road closures on Panoramic are currently anticipated during working hours through October 2017. Installing services on Mosswood and installing new main on Panoramic. Future work on Orchard Lane pending permit approval. Expect traffic delays.
      EBMUD April 2017 Helicopter Delivery Notice (.pdf)

      Summit Reservoir Replacement Project (Spruce at Grizzly Peak)
      Construction started in late 2014 and major work to complete the new tank and landscaping continued through the end of 2017 with Shasta/Woods pumping plant work to complete in mid-2018. Temporary facilities have been installed to serve water to the area during the replacement of the Summit Reservoir and will remain in place until the new pumping plant is online.

      EBMUD Summit Reservoir Notice - December 2014 (.pdf)
      Summit Reservoir Update Notice - October 2015 (.pdf)

      Wildcat Pipeline Project
      Construction of the Wildcat Pipeline in Berkeley is anticipated to begin in fall 2018 and last for about two years. Construction to install a large valve on Bancroft Way was completed in January 2018. Berkeley project work to install the 48" transmission pipe along Ellsworth Street will begin in fall 2018.

    3. AT&T Telephone
      E-mail link to City contact person

      Solano/Colusa - Contractor West Valley Construction. Restoration.

      Crews removing old poles throughout Berkeley.
      Investigative and cable pulling work within existing manholes and vaults throughout the city.

    4. Comcast
      E-mail link to City contact person

      2900 block of College Avenue - Contractor Solcom installing telecommunication services in sidewalk area. Bore near Russell Street pending permit revision.
      Dwight from 4th to 6th - Contractor Solcom boring to place conduit on Dwight.

    5. Paxio
      E-mail link to City contact person

      Installation of telecommunication services by MP Next Level at:

      Cedar, Vine, Euclid, Josephine, Virginia, Ridge - Overhead work.

      4th, 5th & 6th between University and Dwight, Hearst between 5th and 6th - Overhead work.

    6. Caltrans
      Interstate 80 Barrier Rail Improvement Project
      I-80 EB from Ashby Avenue to University Avenue
      Information provided by Caltrans: Shannon Brinias, Caltrans, (510) 286-5543

      Caltrans is conducting work to provide guardrail upgrades on Interstate 80 (I-80) eastbound between Ashby Avenue and University Avenue in Berkeley in Alameda County. The work will replace the current temporary concrete railing (Type K) with concrete barrier. The project involves replacing approximately 5,400 linear feet of barrier on I-80 eastbound between Ashby Avenue and University Avenue, just west of the Berkeley Aquatic Park. The work will be completed in four stages. The construction work itself will not require lane closures; however placement and removal of protective k-rail during the staging of work will require occasional night lane closures. Portions of the right shoulder of eastbound I-80 between Ashby Avenue and University Avenue will be closed for the duration of the project (July 2017 through January 2018).

      During these closures, motorists will be unable to utilize the outer shoulder of I-80 EB. Traffic delays and construction noise may be associated with the closures. Caltrans Traffic Advisory - May 26, 2017 (.pdf)

      July 19, 2017 Update - Caltrans will close on/off ramps and lanes at various locations along Interstate 80 (I-80) eastbound (EB) for temporary K-Rail installation operation from Wednesday night, July 19th through Friday morning, July 21st, 2017, during the hours of 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM on both days.

      Caltrans Traffic Advisory - July 19, 2017 (.pdf)

      January 25, 2018 Update - Caltrans will conduct ramp closures at various locations on eastbound (EB) Interstate 80 between Ashby Avenue and University Avenue to remove K-rails and pave the shoulder; starting tonight January 25, 2018 at 10:00 PM until Saturday morning January 27, 2018 at 5:00 AM.

      Caltrans Traffic Advisory - January 25, 2018 (.pdf)

    7. University of California at Berkeley
      Information provided by UC:
      UC Berkeley Capital Strategies

      Berkeley Way West
      Construction of a new academic building is underway in the lot bounded by Berkeley Way, Shattuck Ave and Hearst Ave. The building will house the School of Public Health, School of Education, and Department of Psychology. Ground floor retail along Shattuck Ave. is also planned. Construction is scheduled to continue through end of March 2018.

      Bancroft Residence Hall Project
      The Bancroft Residence Hall project will bring new student housing to Bancroft Way along with retail and new space for Stiles Hall. The project, bounded by Bancroft Way, Dana St, and Durant St. includes beds for 775 students along with study and activity space. More about the Bancroft Residence Hall project, including a link to a webcam, is online at The new housing is scheduled to open in August 2018.

      Information about campus construction is available on the web at Questions or concerns can be addressed to UC Berkeley Capital Strategies, Other campus resources include the UC Office of Environment, Health and Safety at (510) 642-3073.

In all construction areas:

  • Please observe all "NO PARKING" signs
  • Tie or keep pets away to assure both pet and worker safety
  • Keep children out of work area
  • Dust and noise will be prevalent, please take proper precautions

If you did not find the project you were looking for, it may have moved to the Recently Completed Projects page.

Recently completed sanitary sewer projects

Recently completed storm drain projects

Recently completed street rehabilitation projects

Recently completed sidewalk and pathway projects


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