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Scheduled Construction Activities
Week of August 21, 2017

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
      M. L. King, Vine, Jefferson, Bancroft, Milvia, Spruce Backline, La Loma and Vincente Backline
      Andes Construction
      Project Notice and Map A   Project Notice and Map B

      Rehabilitation of sanitary sewer main and laterals on Bancroft Way (2000 block) from Milvia to Shattuck completed. Waterproofing of manholes remains.

      Traffic striping and waterproofing of manholes remains on Martin Luther King Jr. Way (1500-1600 blocks).

      Air testing of sanitary sewer main/ laterals and vacuum testing of rehabilitated/new manholes to be scheduled.

      Urgent Work: Contractor to construct new lift station and force main for Berkeley Animal Shelter located on Bolivar Drive. Work to include west end of Addison Street and west of 2nd Street.

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

    2. Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation
      Thousand Oaks Blvd and Backline, Colusa Ave and Backline, Vincente Ave Backline, Santa Rosa Ave Backline, Ensenada Ave, San Pedro Ave Backline, The Alameda Backline, Tulare Ave, Modoc St, Tenth St, San Pablo Ave, Virginia St, Seventh St, and 1003 Overlook Rd Backline
      Mosto Construction
      Project Notice and Map (.pdf)

      Continue spot repairs of defective existing sanitary sewer lateral connection to sewer main on #805 Colusa Avenue.
      Manhole rehabilitation: #1801 Yosemite Rd.
      The Crossways: Rehabilitate existing 6” sanitary sewer main in easement servicing #202 The Crossways, #1000 & #1004 Middlefield Rd. and #1003 Overlook Rd.

    3. 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)

      CCTV of all existing mains and laterals in progress throughout project area.
      USA markings of existing utilities in progress through out project area.

      Completed rehabilitation of existing sewer main and laterals on Vine Street (1900 block) from Martin Luther King Jr. Way to Bonita Avenue. Waterproofing of manholes remains.

      Continue rehabilitation of existing sewer main and laterals on Virginia Street from 5th Street to 9th Street.

      Installed new manhole at Bancroft/Ellsworth. Interior work on manhole remains.

    4. Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation
      Colusa Ave, Avis Rd, San Luis Rd, Santa Rosa Ave, El Paseo Path, Yosemite Rd, Arlington Ave, Thousand Oaks Blvd, Santa Barbara Rd, Montrose Rd, Somerset Pl, San Diego Rd, Catalina Ave, Ensenada Ave, Shattuck Ave, Oxford St, Mendocino Ave, Fresno Ave, Terrace Walk, Oxford St. and Hearst Ave
      Westland Contractors, Inc.
      Project Notice and Map (.pdf)

      Construction on spot repairs of sanitary sewer mains and laterals: #96 San Mateo Rd (Somerset Pl.), #803 San Diego Rd.
      Replace existing manholes: #803 & #824 San Diego Rd., Manhole at intersection of Colusa/Catalina, #1932 and #1933 Yosemite Rd.

      CCTV of sanitary sewer main and laterals to identify locations of spot repairs and manholes throughout project site to include easements.

  2. 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

      rdbarrierConcrete sidewalk, curb, driveway, select curb ramps construction ongoing on Tulare between Sonoma and Solano.
      Lowering utilities on The Alameda, Tulare. Base repairs on The Alameda, Tulare, Solano tunnel approach.

    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

      Concrete repairs at Hearst, Spruce, Rose, 8th, 10th, Page, Cornell, Jones, 9th, Delaware, Allston, Whitney, Woolsey, Parker, 6th, Dwight, Russell, Bridge, Keeler, and Vassar.

      Install storm drain pipe at 6th/Page, 6th/Jones, 9th/Virginia, Dwight/Edwards, Parker/McGee, Whitney/Woolsey, Russell/Benvenue, Russell/California, Russell/McGee, Russell/King, Russell/Harper, and Bridge/Tunnel.

      rdbarrierSlurry seal at Campus, Cragmont, Bret Harte, The Circle, The Alameda, Josephine, Vincente, Page, Jones, Delaware, Cragmont, Southampton, Somerset, Solano, Spruce, Hearst, Berryman, Sonoma, 8th, Avenida, Woolsey, Whitney, 9th, Parker, Allston, Vassar, Florida, San Pedro, Cornell, Jones, Euclid, Parker.

  3. Storm Drainage Projects

    1. FY 2016 Drainage and Valley Gutter Improvements
      6th/Hearst, Curtis/Francisco, Jones/10th, Stuart/California, Bancroft/Bolivar, and 1060 Cragmont Ave east of Regal Road
      Sposeto Engineering
      Project Notice (.pdf)
      E-mail link to Project Engineer   E-mail link to Project Inspector

      Bancroft/Bolivar site scheduled to mobilize September 5.

    2. MRP Trash Capture FY 2017
      Various locations
      United Storm Water Inc.
      E-mail link to Project Engineer

      No planned construction activity.

  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

      rdbarrierInstall storm drain infrastructure at SE Hearst/Oxford, N Hearst/La Loma.
      Demo/excavate at and Hearst/La Loma, Hearst/Euclid.
      Electrical work at Oxford/Hearst, Oxford/Berkeley Way, Hearst/Euclid, Hearst/Le Roy and Hearst/La Loma.
      Concrete work at Euclid/Hearst, La Loma/Hearst.

  5. Other

    1. Flare Station Replacement and Well Field Upgrades
      11 Spinnaker Way, Cesar Chavez Park
      Innovative Construction Solutions
      E-mail link to Project Engineer   E-mail link to Project Inspector

      Waiting for PG&E scheduling for new meter installation.

    2. Waste Transfer Station Pavement Rehabilitation Project & Water Treatment Systems Project
      1201 Second St
      O.C. Jones & Sons
      Public Notice
      E-mail link to Project Manager

      Punchlist work. Additions to tank discharge pipes and flow meters. On hold.

  6. Parks Projects

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

    1. Berkeley Rose Garden
      1201 Euclid Avenue
      HM Construction
      Project Notice  Postcard

      Pergola and trellis demolition and re-construction is complete.
      Accessible ramp, pavement replacement and related work is complete.
      Tennis court resurfacing and maintenance is complete.
      Stucco replacement on Overlook is complete.

      Project is in close-out phase. Minor corrections and finishing touches may require restricted access for short periods of time. Otherwise, the park is open.

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

      Tennis Courts – will be Closed During Construction
      Basketball Courts – will be Closed During Construction
      Restrooms – will be Closed During Construction
      Ball field and dugout areas – will remain open, however the area with the viewing bleachers are closed during construction.

      Other areas of Grove Park, including the Recreation Center, will not be affected and are planned to remain open.

      Site grading and utility work is underway.

      Anticipated re-opening in August 2017.

    3. Willard Park Play Area and Pathway Renovation
      2720 Regent Street
      Redwood Engineering Construction
      Project Notice

      Tot playground and pathway between tot playground and tennis courts will be closed during renovation. Tennis courts will remain open during daylight hours with modified access on the west side of the courts. Ball wall and practice court area will be closed for staging during construction.

      Pathway renovation work is complete, and path and practice court is open temporarily. Tot playground remains closed as we are addressing some unforeseen conditions uncovered during excavation. Work will continue with additional excavation, surfacing replacement and installation of new play equipment.

    4. Cazadero Landslide Repair Project
      Cazadero Music Camp, 5000 Austin Creek Road, Cazadero, CA
      Team Ghilotti, Inc.
      Project Notice 

      The City of Berkeley Cazadero Landslide Repair project will begin September 5, 2017. The Project includes repair of the landslide at the Cazadero Music Camp. Work includes excavation, construction of a retaining wall, and repair of the hillside and the portion of Austin Creek Road damaged by the landslide.

      Austin Creek Road past the Cazadero Music Camp driveway has been closed since the landslide occurred; the Road will remain closed to vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles throughout construction.

  7. Outside Agency Projects

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

      rdbarrierRussell Street between San Pablo and Sacramento - Gas line repairs. Sacramento Street at Russell - Road closure starting July 5 for approximately 2-3 weeks. Detours will be in place.

      7th Street between Gilman and Harrison - SCADA installation and gas line replacement.

      1300 - 1400 blocks of Ward - Tee repairs via coring.

      Spruce Street between Regal and Marin - Gas line replacement.

      University/Milvia - Service installed. Restoration pending.

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

    2. EBMUD
      E-mail link to City contact person

      rdbarrierThe Alameda from Solano to Marin - remove line from service.

      rdbarrierMarin Avenue/Hilldale Avenue - Emergency work. Road closure. Detours will be in place.

      Grant Street from Virginia to Rose - Installation of new water main and services. Restoration paving pending.

      7th Street from Virginia to Delaware - Water main replacement. Restoration paving.
      Link to EBMUD's 7th/Delaware Pipeline Replacement webpage.

      Restoration work at numerous small areas throughout the city.

      Berkeley View Facility Upgrade
      SE corner of Shasta Road and Hill Road (next to Fire Station #7 on Shasta Road)
      EBMUD Community Affairs Office, (510) 287-0140,
      After hours, 1 (866) 403-2683
      EBMUD Public Notice (.pdf)
      EBMUD Public Notice - June 2015 Update (.pdf)

      Replacement of existing pumps, motors, electrical components and internal cranes. Contractor will be using the Shasta Reservoir property at the end of Bay Tree Lane for staging and parking.

      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 July 2017.
      EBMUD April 2017 Helicopter Delivery Notice (.pdf)

      Summit Reservoir Replacement Project (Spruce at Grizzly Peak)
      Vassar (approximately at 417 Vassar) - Work on Vassar Ave. will continue through the spring for the new inlet/outlet line to the reservoir. Expect temporary road closures on Vassar to through traffic during work activity and loss of some street parking. AC restoration. Please heed no parking signs and allow a few additional minutes for travel.

      Once the project is nearing completion, new landscaping will be placed within the Summit Reservoir site and the temporary tank will be removed. A walking path will also be added along Grizzly Peak. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

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

      Wildcat Pipeline Project

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

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

    4. Cablecom
      E-mail link to City contact person

      Telegraph Avenue from Channing to Durant - Installation of new services.
      2400 block of Bancroft/Dana - restoration.

    5. Wilcon/HP Communications
      E-mail link to City contact person

      Install infrastructure on 1900-2000 blocks of 4th Street. Restoration work.

    6. Verizon/Motive Energy
      E-mail link to City contact person

      Install infrastructure at 10th/Dwight.

    7. 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.

      Closure schedule is as follows:

      • July 19 and 20th (10:00 PM to 5:00 AM): lane #5 closed on EB I-80 between Potter Street on-ramp and University Avenue off-ramp
      • Ramp closures: Potter Street on-ramp to EB I-80; State Route 13 (SR-13) (Ashby Avenue) on-ramp to EB I-80 and University Avenue off-ramp in Berkeley

      Detour information is as follows:

      • Potter Street On-Ramp Closure: use northbound (NB) Shellmound Street to EB 67th Street to southbound (SB) Hollis Street to westbound (WB) Powell Street; use Powell Street on-ramp to enter EB I-80
      • SR-13 (Ashby Avenue) On-Ramp Closure: use WB I-80 Ashby Avenue on-ramp to WB I-80 to Powell Street off-ramp to EB Powell Street; use Powell Street on-ramp to enter EB I-80.
      • University Avenue Off-Ramp Closure: use EB I-80 to exit at Gilman Street to WB Gilman Street to on-ramp to WB I-80 exit at University Avenue

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

    8. University of California at Berkeley
      Information provided by UC:
      UC Berkeley Real Estate, (510) 643-4793

      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 late 2017.

      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 Real Estate, at (510) 643-4793 or 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

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