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Panoramic Hill Street Rehabilitation Project

UPDATE (7/15/19)

Concrete trucks and paving equipment traversing Panoramic Way will require Panoramic Hill to be closed from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday through August 2 (Tentative). Working hours are from 7:30am to 5pm.

July 15 and 16:
Concrete Pavement reconstruction above 3rd switchback on Panoramic Way

July 17, 18 and 19:
Pave final lift of Asphalt Concrete (HMA) on Panoramic and Bancroft.

Ghilotti will be staging equipment on Prospect Street near Bancroft Way for the Panoramic Way paving. Prospect Street will be closed to parking and vehicle traffic from 9am to 4pm, July 17 through July 23. A detour will be in place from Centennial Drive at Rim Way to Channing Way at Prospect Street in both directions. Canyon Road cul-de-sac residents will have access from Rim Way.

Please note that even if the grinding and paving operation stops at 4pm, the equipment will need to exit the hill, along with other construction vehicles and residents. Delays of approximately 15 minutes could be encountered outside of the closure hours of 9am-4pm. Because of the potential delays (outside the closure hours) residents should plan their trips accordingly.

9 A.M to 4 P.M, Monday through Friday Closures (No Alternative Routes):

CLOSURE LOCATION TIME OF CLOSURE DATES OF CLOSURE
Panoramic Way
(from Bancroft Way to Berkeley/Oakland City Limits
9AM to 4PM July 15 - August 2 (Tentative)
Canyon Road, Bancroft Way, and Prospect Closed 
(from Centennial Drive on Stadium Rim Way to Channing Way at Prospect St) 
9AM to 4PM July 17 - July 23
     
Paving Schedule*: Full Road Closure and No Parking Dates of closure
Grind & Pave Mosswood Rd. Complete Complete
Grind & Pave Arden Rd. Complete Complete
Grind & Pave Canyon Rd (from Stadium Rim Way to the Cul-de-sac) Complete Complete
Pave Panoramic Way (from Oakland Border down to Bancroft Way) 9AM to 4PM July 17 - July 23
Pave Bancroft Way 9AM to 4PM July 17 - July 23
Pave Prospect St (from Bancroft Way to Hillside Ave) Complete Complete

*This schedule is subject to change. Notifications will be sent out for any schedule updates.

The roadway is closed and a detour is implemented for the upper retaining wall at 161 Panoramic Way. This portion of the roadway will remain closed continuously (24/7) through late July. Detour is required through Oakland. See below.

panoramic upper closure detour

Pedestrians will be able to walk down the hill during construction. Please proceed with caution and make sure the contractor sees you and allows you to proceed before walking near equipment or through the job site.

Emergency Personnel:
Berkeley Fire Department will station personnel and equipment at the top of Panoramic Hill near the Lower Jordan trail entrance and Panoramic Way during the 9am to 4pm closures.

The Contractor will continue to notify dispatch every morning of the work on Panoramic Hill. Berkeley Fire Department also has contact information of the Ghilotti’s onsite Superintendents for coordination during emergencies.


UPDATE (7/11/19)

Ghilotti is mainly working at and above the 3rd switchback at Panoramic and Dwight today and tomorrow. Ghilotti completed some storm drain work early on Bancroft that required full closures yesterday.

There will be limited access today and tomorrow. Ghilotti will need to close the roads for the concrete trucks this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon at approximately 1:00pm to 4pm.

A full update for next week will be sent out by the end of the day tomorrow.


UPDATE (7/5/19)

Panoramic, Prospect, Canyon, and Bancroft are all open to vehicle traffic today. Expect minor delays for construction vehicle traffic.

Ghilotti adjusted their work plan for today and is focusing on concrete pavement demolition above the 3rd switchback, which is within the detour adjacent to the upper retaining wall at 161 Panoramic Way.


UPDATE (7/3/19)

Please note that Panoramic Hill will still be closed from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday through August 2 (Tentative). Working hours are from 7:30am to 5pm. There will be no work on July 4th. Ghilotti will be working on July 5th.

July 8 and 9:

Pave final lift of Asphalt Concrete (HMA) on Canyon, Prospect, and Bancroft.

July 10 through July 12:

Concrete pavement reconstruction above 3rd switchback on Panoramic Way
Reconstruct Storm Drain at the third switchback on Panoramic Way at Dwight Way
Miscellaneous concrete curb and gutter reconstruction on Panoramic Way from Bancroft to Arden

Ghilotti will be staging equipment on Prospect Street near Bancroft Way for the Panoramic Way paving. Prospect Street will be closed to parking and vehicle traffic from 9am to 4pm, through July 9. A detour will be in place from Centennial Drive at Rim Way to Channing Way at Prospect Street in both directions. Canyon Road cul-de-sac residents will not be able to enter at Centennial Drive during the grinding and paving of Bancroft and Canyon Way.

Please note that even if the grinding and paving operation stops at 4pm, the equipment will need to exit the hill, along with other construction vehicles and residents. Delays of approximately 15 minutes could be encountered outside of the closure hours of 9am-4pm. Because of the potential delays (outside the closure hours) residents should plan their trips accordingly.

9 A.M to 4 P.M, Monday through Friday Closures (No Alternative Routes):

CLOSURE LOCATION TIME OF CLOSURE DATES OF CLOSURE
Panoramic Way
(from Bancroft Way to Berkeley/Oakland City Limits
9AM to 4PM July 1 - August 2 (Tentative)
Canyon Road, Bancroft Way, and Prospect Closed 
(from Centennial Drive on Stadium Rim Way to Channing Way at Prospect St) 
9AM to 4PM July 1 - July 9
July 22 - July 24
     
Paving Schedule*: Full Road Closure and No Parking Dates of closure
Grind & Pave Mosswood Rd. Complete Complete
Grind & Pave Arden Rd. Complete Complete
Grind & Pave Canyon Rd (from Stadium Rim Way to the Cul-de-sac) Complete Complete
Grind & Pave Panoramic Way (from Oakland Border down to Bancroft Way) 9AM to 4PM July 22 - July 23
Grind & Pave Bancroft Way and Canyon Road
(from Prospect St to Stadium Rim Way)
9AM to 4PM July 8 - July 9
Pave Prospect St (from Bancroft Way to Hillside Ave) 9AM to 4PM July 8 - July 9

*This schedule is subject to change. Notifications will be sent out for any schedule updates.

The roadway is closed and a detour is implemented for the upper retaining wall at 161 Panoramic Way. This portion of the roadway will remain closed continuously (24/7) through late July. Detour is required through Oakland. See below.

panoramic upper closure detour


UPDATE (7/1/19, 5:29 pm)

Panoramic Hill is open.


UPDATE (7/1/19, 4:34 pm)

July 1, 2019 Afternoon Update: Today there was a PG&E gas leak above the first switchback on Panoramic Way. PG&E continues to work on fixing the leak. This slowed Ghilotti down as they had to allow PG&E access through their planned work. As such, Panoramic will be closed until approximately 5:30pm today to finish paving.

Thank you for your continued patience.


UPDATE (6/28/19)

Please note that Panoramic Hill will still be closed from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday through August 12 (Tentative). Working hours are from 7:30am to 5pm. There will be no work on July 4th. Ghilotti will be working on July 5th.

Grinding and paving continues below the first switchback on Panoramic (61 Panoramic Way) working their way down to grind and pave Bancroft and Canyon by the end of the week. The paving operation which includes off-haul of grindings, new asphalt concrete, and compaction will require the continued closure of Panoramic Way from Bancroft Way up to the Berkeley/Oakland border which affects access to Mosswood and Arden, even if no work is taking place on these streets. The paving operation equipment need clear access to the grinding and paving locations.

Ghilotti will be staging equipment on Prospect Street near Bancroft Way for the Panoramic Way paving. Prospect Street will be closed to parking and vehicle traffic from 9am to 4pm, through July 10. A detour will be in place from Centennial Drive at Rim Way to Channing Way at Prospect Street in both directions.
Canyon Road cul-de-sac residents will not be able to enter at Centennial Drive during the grinding and paving of Bancroft and Canyon Way starting Tuesday.

Please note that even if the grinding and paving operation stops at 4pm, the equipment will need to exit the hill, along with other construction vehicles and residents. Delays of approximately 15 minutes could be encountered outside of the closure hours of 9am-4pm. Because of the potential delays (outside the closure hours) residents should plan their trips accordingly.

9 A.M to 4 P.M, Monday through Friday Closures (No Alternative Routes):

CLOSURE LOCATION TIME OF CLOSURE DATES OF CLOSURE
Panoramic Way
(from Bancroft Way to Berkeley/Oakland City Limits
9AM to 4PM July 1 - August 2 (Tentative)
Canyon Road, Bancroft Way, and Prospect Closed 
(from Centennial Drive on Stadium Rim Way to Channing Way at Prospect St) 
9AM to 4PM July 1 - July 9
July 22 - July 24
     
Paving Schedule*: Full Road Closure and No Parking Dates of closure
Grind & Pave Mosswood Rd. Complete Complete
Grind & Pave Arden Rd. Complete Complete
Grind & Pave Canyon Rd (from Stadium Rim Way to the Cul-de-sac) Complete Complete
Grind & Pave Panoramic Way (from Oakland Border down to Bancroft Way) 9AM to 4PM July 1 - July 2
July 8 - July 9
July 22 - July 23
Grind & Pave Bancroft Way and Canyon Road (from Prospect St to Stadium Rim Way) 9AM to 4PM July 2 - July 5
July 22 - July 24
Pave Prospect St (from Bancroft Way to Hillside Ave) 9AM to 4PM July 22 - July 24

*This schedule is subject to change. Notifications will be sent out for any schedule updates.

The roadway is closed and a detour is implemented for the upper retaining wall at 161 Panoramic Way. This portion of the roadway will remain closed continuously (24/7) through late July. Detour is required through Oakland. See below.

panoramic upper closure detour

Pedestrians will be able to walk down the hill during construction. Please proceed with caution and make sure the contractor sees you and allows you to proceed before walking near equipment or through the job site.


UPDATE (6/21/19)

Please note that Panoramic Hill will still be closed from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday through Late July (Date TBD). Working hours are from 7:30am to 5pm.

Grinding and paving continues at the top of Panoramic Way working their way down to Bancroft and Canyon. The paving operation which includes off-haul of grindings, new asphalt concrete, and compaction will require the continued closure of Panoramic Way from Bancroft Way up to the Berkeley/Oakland border which affects access to Mosswood and Arden, even if no work is taking place on these streets. The paving operation equipment need clear access to the grinding and paving locations.

Ghilotti will be staging equipment on Prospect Street near Bancroft Way for the Panoramic Way paving. Prospect Street will be closed to parking and vehicle traffic from 9am to 4pm, June 24 – June 26. A detour will be in place from Centennial Drive at Rim Way to Channing Way at Prospect Street in both directions. Canyon Road cul-de-sac residents will be able to enter at Centennial Drive, but the road will be closed to all other traffic.

Please note that even if the grinding and paving operation stops at 4pm, the equipment will need to exit the hill, along with other construction vehicles and residents. Delays of approximately 15 minutes could be encountered outside of the closure hours of 9am-4pm. Because of the potential delays (outside the closure hours) residents should plan their trips accordingly.

9 A.M to 4 P.M, Monday through Friday Closures (No Alternative Routes):

CLOSURE LOCATION TIME OF CLOSURE DATES OF CLOSURE
Panoramic Way
(from Bancroft Way to Berkeley/Oakland City Limits
9AM to 4PM June 17 - Late July (Date TBD)
Canyon Road, Bancroft Way, and Prospect Closed 
(from Centennial Drive on Stadium Rim Way to Channing Way at Prospect St) 
9AM to 4PM June 24 - June 26
Canyon Road, Bancroft Way, and Prospect St.
(from Centennial Drive on Stadium Rim Way to Channing Way at Prospect St)
9AM to 4PM Early July (Date TBD)
     
Paving Schedule*: Full Road Closure and No Parking Dates of closure
Grind & Pave Mosswood Rd. Complete Complete
Grind & Pave Arden Rd. Complete Complete
Grind & Pave Canyon Rd (from Stadium Rim Way to the Cul-de-sac) Complete Complete
Grind & Pave Panoramic Way (from Oakland Border down to Bancroft Way) 9AM to 4PM June 24 - Early July (Date TBD)
Grind & Pave Bancroft Way and Canyon Road (from Prospect St to Stadium Rim Way) 9AM to 4PM Early July (Date TBD)
Pave Prospect St (from Bancroft Way to Hillside Ave) 9AM to 4PM Come back to finish in Early July (Date TBD)

*This schedule is subject to change. Notifications will be sent out for any schedule updates.

The roadway is closed and a detour is implemented for the upper retaining wall at 161 Panoramic Way. This portion of the roadway will remain closed continuously (24/7) through late July. Detour is required through Oakland. See below.

panoramic upper closure detour


UPDATE (6/18/19)

Please note that there is a change to the traffic control on Prospect Street, Bancroft Way, Canyon Road and Stadium Rim Way. Due to the staging on Prospect Street for the paving operation, Ghilotti cannot provide one-way traffic control in the north bound direction as previously planned. Ghilotti must close Prospect Street to parking and vehicle traffic from 9am to 4pm, June 19 – June 26. A detour will be in place from Centennial Drive at Rim Way to Channing Way at Prospect Street in both directions. Canyon Road cul-de-sac residents will be able to enter at Centennial Drive, but the road will be closed to all other traffic.


UPDATE (6/14/19)

Please note that Panoramic Hill will still be closed from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday through Late July (Date TBD). Working hours are from 7:30am to 5pm.

Grinding and paving starts at the top of Panoramic Way on June 19. The paving operation which includes off-haul of grindings, new asphalt concrete and compaction will require the continued closure of Panoramic Way from Bancroft Way up to the Berkeley/Oakland border which affects access to Mosswood and Arden, even if no work is taking place on these streets. The paving operation equipment need clear access to the grinding and paving locations.

Ghilotti will be staging equipment on Prospect Street near Bancroft Way for the Panoramic Way paving. Prospect Street will be one-way traffic control in the north bound direction from Channing Way to Centennial Drive; expect delays on Prospect June 19-June 25. A detour will be in place for the southbound direction from Centennial Drive to Channing Way.

Please note that even if the grinding and paving operation stops at 4pm, the equipment will need to exit the hill, along with other construction vehicles and residents. Delays of approximately 15 minutes could be encountered outside of the closure hours of 9am-4pm. Because of the potential delays (outside the closure hours) residents should plan their trips accordingly.

9 A.M to 4 P.M, Monday through Friday Closures (No Alternative Routes):

CLOSURE LOCATION TIME OF CLOSURE DATES OF CLOSURE
Panoramic Way
(from Bancroft Way to Berkeley/Oakland City Limits
9AM to 4PM June 17 - Late July (Date TBD)
Closed Southbound direction on Canyon Road, Bancroft Way,
 and Prospect
(from Centennial Drive on Stadium Rim Way to Channing Way at Prospect St) Northbound direction will be open. Expect delays.
9AM to 4PM June 19 - June 25
Canyon Road, Bancroft Way, and Prospect St.
(from Centennial Drive on Stadium Rim Way to Channing Way at Prospect St)
9AM to 4PM Early July (Date TBD)
     
Paving Schedule*: Full Road Closure and No Parking Dates of closure
Grind & Pave Mosswood Rd. Complete Complete
Grind & Pave Arden Rd. Complete Complete
Grind & Pave Canyon Rd (from Stadium Rim Way to the Cul-de-sac) Complete Complete
Grind & Pave Panoramic Way (from Oakland Border down to Bancroft Way) 9AM to 4PM June 19 - Early July (Date TBD)
Grind & Pave Bancroft Way and Canyon Road (from Prospect St to Stadium Rim Way) 9AM to 4PM Early July (Date TBD)
Pave Prospect St (from Bancroft Way to Hillside Ave) 9AM to 4PM Come back to finish in Early July (Date TBD)

*This schedule is subject to change. Notifications will be sent out for any schedule updates.

The roadway is closed and a detour is implemented for the upper retaining wall at 161 Panoramic Way. This portion of the roadway will remain closed continuously (24/7) through late July. Detour is required through Oakland.


UPDATE (6/7/19)

Please note that Panoramic Hill will still be closed from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday through Late July (Date TBD). There is no grinding or paving anticipated for the week of June 10-14, but adjusting surface utilities, concrete, and storm drain work from Bancroft and up to the 3rd switchback will require the continued closure of Panoramic Way which affects access to Mosswood and Arden, even if no work is taking place on these streets.

Please note that even if the grinding and paving operation should stop at 4pm, the equipment will need to exit the hill, along with other construction vehicles and residents. Delays up to 15 minutes could be encountered. If possible, it would be best for residents to leave earlier before the 9am closure and return later after the 4pm road opening.

9 A.M to 4 P.M, Monday through Friday Closures (No Alternative Routes):

CLOSURE LOCATION TIME OF CLOSURE DATES OF CLOSURE
Panoramic Way 
(from Bancroft Way to Berkeley/Oakland City Limits)
9AM to 4PM June 10 - Late July (Date TBD)
Canyon Road (from Centennial Drive on Stadium Rim Way to Bancroft Way)  9AM to 4PM June 3 - June 7
     
Paving Schedule*: Full Road Closure and No Parking Dates of closure
Pave Mosswood Road Complete Complete
Grind & Pave Arden Road Complete Complete
Grind and Pave Canyon Road (from Stadium Rim Way to the Cul-de-sac) 9AM to 4PM Adjusting Iron June 7
Grind and Pave Panoramic Way (from Oakland border down to Bancroft Way) 9AM to 4PM June 17 - Early July (Date TBD)
Grind and Pave Prospect St (from Bancroft to Hillside Ave.) 9AM to 4PM June 5-7 start. Come back to finish in July (Date TBD)
Grind and Pave Bancroft and Canyon Rd (from Prospect St to Stadium Rim Way) 9AM to 4PM July (Date TBD)

*This schedule is subject to change. Notifications will be sent out for any schedule updates.


UPDATE (5/31/19)

Ghilotti is moving quickly with the paving.

Please note that Panoramic Hill will still be closed from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday through Late July (Date TBD). Concrete work from Bancroft and up to Arden will require the continued closure of Panoramic Way which affects access to Mosswood Road and Arden Road, even if no work is taking place on these streets.

Please note that even if the grinding and paving operation stops at 4pm, the equipment will need to exit the hill, along with other construction vehicles and residents. Delays of approximately 15 minutes could be encountered outside of the closure hours of 9am-4pm. Because of the potential delays (outside the closure hours) residents should plan their trips accordingly.

9 A.M to 4 P.M, Monday through Friday Closures (No Alternative Routes):

CLOSURE LOCATION TIME OF CLOSURE DATES OF CLOSURE
Panoramic Way 
(from Bancroft Way to Berkeley/Oakland City Limits)
9AM to 4PM May 29 - Late July (Date TBD)
In addition to Panoramic Way: Canyon Road, Bancroft Way
 and Prospect St. (from Centennial Drive at Stadium Rim Way to Channing Way) 

9AM to 4PM June 3 - June 7
     
Paving Schedule (Closures in addition to Panoramic Way)*: Full Road Closure and No Parking Dates of closure
Pave Mosswood Road 9AM to 4PM June 3
Grind & Pave Arden Road 9AM to 4PM June 3
Canyon Road (from Bancroft Way to the
Canyon Rd. Cul-de-sac)
9AM to 4PM June 3 - June 6
Prospect St (from Canyon Rd to Hillside Ave.
 One lane open with flaggers directing traffic)
9AM to 4PM June 6-7 start. Come back to finish in July (Date TBD)
Panoramic Way 
(from Berkeley/Oakland City Limits down to Bancroft Way)
9AM to 4PM June 17 - Early July
 (Date TBD)
Prospect St (from Canyon Rd to Hillside Ave.
 One lane open with flaggers directing traffic)
9AM to 4PM June 6-7 start. Come back to finish in July
 (Date TBD)

*This schedule is subject to change. Notifications will be sent out for any schedule updates.

Parking:

Parking Permits through August 30, 2019:

Vehicles displaying Area K permits, including one-day Area K visitor permits, will be permitted to park in Area I locations Monday through Friday (only) until 8pm.

Temporary Area I permits are valid Monday through Friday (only) until 8pm.

Street sweeping occurs during the 4th week of the month on various days as posted. Please adhere to posted signs for street sweeping, as violators are subject to citations.

Please contact Wendy Wong in Public Works at wwong@cityofberkeley.info, Phone (510) 981-6428, for temporary parking permits. Public Works will need your name, address and license plate number for the permit. If residents are picking up permits at the City, please go to the 4th floor Engineering office. These permits are not available from the Finance Customer Service counter.

Pedestrians will be able to walk down the hill during construction. Please proceed with caution and make sure the contractor sees you and allows you to proceed before walking near equipment or through the job site.

Emergency Personnel:

Berkeley Fire Department will station personnel and equipment at the top of Panoramic Hill near the Lower Jordan trail entrance and Panoramic Way during the 9am to 4pm closures.

The Contractor will continue to notify dispatch every morning of the work on Panoramic Hill. Berkeley Fire Department also has contact information of the Ghilotti’s onsite Superintendents for coordination during emergencies.


UPDATE (5/29/19)

Please note that the paving schedule has changed to include Arden Road tomorrow, 5/30 and 6/3. Other paving changes are noted below on Panoramic Way and Prospect Street. No paving on Friday 5/31, but there will still be Panoramic Way closures for concrete and storm drain work on Friday.

Ghilotti will be passing out an updated flyer to residents on Arden Road.

Panoramic Way will still be closed from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday through Late July (Date TBD).

9 A.M to 4 P.M, Monday through Friday Closures (No Alternative Routes):

CLOSURE LOCATION TIME OF CLOSURE DATES OF CLOSURE
Panoramic Way
(from Bancroft Way to Berkeley/Oakland City Limits)
9AM to 4PM May 29 - Late July (Date TBD)
Canyon Road
(from Centennial Drive on Stadium Rim Way to Bancroft Way)
9AM to 4PM June 3 - June 6
     
Paving Schedule*: Full Road Closure and No Parking Dates of closure
Grind & Pave Mosswood Road 9AM to 4PM May 29, May 30
Grind & Pave Arden Road 9AM to 4PM May 30, June 3
Canyon Road (from Bancroft Way to the Cul-de-sac) 9AM to 4PM June 3 - June 6
Panoramic Way 
(from Oakland Border down to Bancroft Way)
9AM to 4PM June 6 - Late July
 (Date TBD)
Prospect St (from Canyon Rd to Hillside Ave.
 One lane open with flaggers directing traffic)
9AM to 4PM TENTATIVE MID-LATE JUNE
 (Date TBD)

*This schedule is subject to change. Notifications will be sent out for any schedule updates.


UPDATE (5/24/19)

Please see the schedule changes below.

Full road closures Panoramic Way (from Bancroft Way/Canyon Road to Berkeley/Oakland City Limits) from Tuesday May 28- Late July (Date TBD), 9am to 4pm.

Full road closures Canyon Road (From Centennial Drive on Stadium Rim Way to Bancroft Way) Monday June 3 – Wednesday June 5, 9am to 4pm.

 

Paving Schedule: Full Road Closure and No Parking DATES OF CLOSURE
Mosswood Road 9AM to 4PM May 28 - May 30
Canyon Road (From Bancroft Way to the Cul-de-sac) 9AM to 4PM June 3 - June 5
Arden Road 9AM to 4PM June 6 - June 10
Panoramic Way (Starting at Oakland Border and working down to Bancroft Way 9AM to 4PM Starting June 11
Prospect St (from Canyon Rd to Hillside Ave
One lane open with flaggers directing traffic)
9AM to 4PM Early August - Mid August
(Date TBD)

No work on the weekends. Please note that working hours are from 7:30am to 5pm Monday through Friday; delays are expected. There will be no work on Memorial Day, Monday May 27th.

Please note that a PG&E contractor, Professional Telecommunications Services (PTS) will be in the area on May 28 and 29. PTS will be electronically locating gas services to properties on various streets. PTS will need access to gas meters to perform the locating so they may need to enter your property.

The roadway is closed and a detour is implemented for the upper retaining wall at 161 Panoramic Way. This portion of the roadway will remain closed continuously (24/7) from May 6-June 28. Detour is required through Oakland.

Pedestrians will be able to walk down the hill during construction. Please proceed with caution and make sure the contractor sees you and allows you to proceed before walking near equipment or through the job site.

Emergency Personnel:

Berkeley Fire Department will station personnel and equipment at the top of Panoramic Hill near the Lower Jordan trail entrance and Panoramic Way during the 9am to 4pm closures.

The Contractor will continue to notify dispatch every morning of the work on Panoramic Hill. Berkeley Fire Department also has contact information of the Ghilotti’s onsite Superintendents for coordination during emergencies.


UPDATE (5/16/19)

Please see the schedule changes below.

Schedule:

Due to the rain, the schedule has been extended a couple of days which will extend the road closures from now through completion of the roadway paving operation. Tentatively, Ghilotti will need full roadway closures (no alternative route) from Friday May 17 through Friday July 26, 9am to 4pm. No work on the weekends. Please note that working hours are from 7:30am to 5pm Monday through Friday; delays are expected. There will be no work on Memorial Day, Monday May 27th.

Paving is anticipated to start June 10th on Prospect, Bancroft, Canyon from Bancroft to the cul-de-sac, Mosswood, and Arden. The duration is anticipated to be 1-2 weeks. Starting the week of June 17th, paving will begin at the top of Panoramic Way, working their way down the hill. Full road closures from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday are expected for this work due to the large trucks that will need to traverse the hill. Roadway paving is anticipated to be complete by the end of July. Additional closures in August may be needed for concrete pavement reconstruction above Arden Road. The schedule will be updated as the roadway paving and concrete pavement work approaches.

Work planned for the week of May 20th:

Drill, set and pour piers at lower retaining wall near 77 Panoramic.
Drill, set and pour piers for piles and concrete bond beam at upper retaining wall near 161 Panoramic.
Install storm drain at first switchback near 61 Panoramic.
Reconstruct curb ramps on east side of Prospect.
Reconstruct curb ramps and sidewalk on north side of Dwight.
Reconstruct curb ramps and sidewalk on south side of Dwight.
Tentative storm drain reconstruction at Dwight at Warring and Dwight at Hillside
Storm drain reconstruction at 101 Panoramic 


UPDATE (5/15/19)

No work today 5/15/19 due to inclement weather. No road closures, the roads will be open today 5/15/19.

Due to the rain forecast for tomorrow, there will be no work on Thursday 5/16 due to inclement weather.

No road closures today or Thursday except for the 24/7 closure above the third switch back (161 Panoramic) that has a detour.

Please note that the two rain days this week will likely extend the overall schedule and road closures two days. Once Ghilotti provides an updated schedule, another schedule update will be provided.


UPDATE (5/10/19)

Schedule (No Changes):

The first full roadway closure starts today, Friday May 10 through Wednesday May 22, 9am to 4pm. No work on the weekends.

The work will take place in the vicinity of 61 Panoramic Way, 77 Panoramic Way (retaining wall), and 101 Panoramic Way.

The next closure will be at the third switchback at Panoramic Way and Dwight Way (160 Panoramic Way) from Tuesday May 21 to Tuesday May 28, 9am to 4pm. No work on the weekends or on the May 27th holiday.

Map of Panoramic Closures 9am to 4pm

The roadway was closed and detour implemented this week for the upper retaining wall at 161 Panoramic Way. This portion of the roadway will remain closed continuously (24/7) from May 6-June 28. Detour is required through Oakland. See below.

Map of Panoramic Closure 24/7

The contractor will continue to reconstruct concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk, etc. on Prospect, Dwight, Bancroft, Mosswood, Arden, and Panoramic Way during the roadway closures.

There will be no work on Memorial Day, Monday May 27th.

Additional 9am to 4pm closures will be required for the mid-June paving operation. Tentatively, paving is anticipated to start the week of June 10th on Prospect, Bancroft, and on Canyon from Bancroft to Rim Way. The cul-de-sacs of Mosswood, Arden, and Canyon will follow into the next week. Paving will then start at the top of Panoramic Way, working their way down the hill. The schedule will be updated as this work approaches.

Schedule updates will be provided here. Residents may also check the City's Construction Updates webpage.

Parking:

Parking Permits through August 30, 2019:

Vehicles displaying Area K permits will be permitted to park in Area I locations Monday through Friday (only) until 8pm.

Temporary Area I permits are valid Monday through Friday (only) until 8pm.

Street sweeping occurs during the 4th week of the month on various days as posted. Please adhere to posted signs for street sweeping, as violators are subject to citations.

Please contact Wendy Wong in Public Works at wwong@cityofberkeley.info, Phone (510) 981-6428, for temporary parking permits. Public Works will need your name, address and license plate number for the permit. If residents are picking up permits at the City, please go to the 4th floor Engineering office. These permits are not available from the Finance Customer Service counter.

Pedestrians will be able to walk down the hill during construction. Please proceed with caution and make sure the contractor sees you and allows you to proceed before walking near equipment or through the job site.

Emergency Personnel:

Berkeley Fire Department will station personnel and equipment at the top of Panoramic Hill during the 9am to 4pm closures. The Contractor will continue to notify dispatch every morning of the work on Panoramic Hill. Berkeley Fire Department also has contact information of the Ghilotti’s onsite Superintendents for coordination during emergencies.

If you have questions about the work or would like to be added to the distribution list for weekly email updates, please contact the City's Construction Manager, Ryan O'Kane with Harrison Engineering Inc., at (925) 691-0450 or ryan@harrison-engineering.com.


UPDATE (5/2/19) – The scope of the project is to perform limited reconstruction of sidewalk, curb and gutter, driveways and curb ramps, reconstruction and construction of drainage features, retaining walls at 77 Panoramic and 161 Panoramic, install thrie beam barrier above the third switchback on Panoramic, perform pavement rehabilitation, and restore pavement markings.

Project streets include:

  • Dwight Way: from Piedmont Avenue to the east bound end of road (Concrete and drainage work only), and from the Panoramic Way hairpin turn to the Oakland border
  • Prospect Street: from Hillside Avenue to Bancroft Way
  • Bancroft Way: from Prospect Street to Panoramic Way
  • Canyon Road: from Bancroft Way to 67 Canyon Road
  • Panoramic Way: from Bancroft Way to 340 Panoramic Way (Oakland border)
  • Mosswood Road: from Panoramic Way to the eastbound end of road
  • Arden Road: from Panoramic Way to the Northbound end of road
  • Panoramic Place: from Panoramic Way to 8 Panoramic Place

The City has awarded a construction contract to Ghilotti Construction Company. Below is the projected schedule of work and associated road closures.

Schedule Updates

  • Sawcutting, vegetation removal, and concrete work started this week on Prospect, Bancroft, lower Panoramic Way and Mosswood. Sawcutting will continue up Panoramic and Arden this week.
  • Concrete work will continue to be performed on Prospect, Bancroft, and up to the first switchback on Panoramic Way through next week.
  • Concrete work above the first switchback on Panoramic Way to the bottom of Arden Road and on Mosswood Road will start May 9 - May 24. Expect Delays.
  • Storm drain improvements at Prospect, Dwight, and Panoramic.
  • Retaining wall work at #77 Panoramic and #160 Panoramic

Road Closures:

Expected 9 A.M to 4 P.M, Monday through Friday Closures (No Alternative Routes):

Map of Panoramic Closures 9am to 4pm

LOCATION

TIME OF CLOSURE

DATES OF CLOSURE

From first switchback at 61 Panoramic Way

9AM to 4 PM

May 10‐15 (Monday to Friday)

From second switchback at 101 Panoramic Way

9AM to 4 PM

May 14‐16

From lower retaining wall at 77 Panoramic Way

9AM to 4 PM

May 8‐15 (Monday to Friday)

From below third switchback at Panoramic Way and Dwight Way at 160 Panoramic Way

9AM to 4 PM

May 21‐28 (Monday to Friday)

Expected Detour and Full 24/7 Closure. Residents have an alternate route through Oakland and back to Panoramic Way below the 3rd switch back from 4 P.M. to 9 A.M. and after May 28:

Map of Panoramic Closure 24/7

LOCATION

TIME OF CLOSURE

DATES OF CLOSURE

Upper retaining wall at 161 Panoramic Way

Full Closure 24/7

 May 6‐June 28 (Monday to Friday)

This closure is required to construct the retaining wall. Integrity of the already narrow roadway may be compromised during construction.

Additional closures in June are anticipated for the paving work. Updates will be provided as they are received.

Please note that the above closure schedule is subject to change. Please check this site and the Construction Updates page for updated information.

At some locations there will be one lane of traffic and flaggers, please expect delays of up to 10 minutes, but no full closures.

Parking:

Temporary parking allowances for current Area K permit holders to park in Area I between the hours of 7:00am and 8:00pm on Monday through Friday commencing May 6, 2019 and continuing through the end of the project (anticipated no later than September 6, 2019) is being granted.

For all residents living in the Area K RPP, two week visitor passes (limit 3) and one-day visitor passes (limit 20) are available for purchase with appropriate documentation at our Customer Service Center located at: 1947 Center Street 1st Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704, Monday through Thursday 8:30am – 4:00pm. More information is available at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/Customer_Service/Home/RPP_Residential_Preferential_Parking.aspx

If your driveway is within a closed section, you will not have access to your driveway during the times specified in the Road Closure Schedule above. You will have access to your driveways before and after specified work hours each day.

Please note that emergency vehicles will be afforded access; in case of an emergency, please dial 911. Also, if you have a critical access need, please contact Ghilotti Construction Company's Project Manager, Riley Genazzi at (707) 310-5181 or riley@ghilotti.com.

You may also contact the City's Construction Manager, Ryan O'Kane with Harrison Engineering Inc., at (925) 691-0450 or ryan@harrison-engineering.com.

The City's Construction Manager will provide weekly email updates on the project. If you would like to be added to the distribution list, please send him a request at ryan@harrison-engineering.com.

The City has requested Ghilotti Construction to accelerate their schedule which will reduce the impact to residents. Thank you for your patience during construction.

 


(2017) The City of Berkeley will be rehabilitating the street pavement, retaining walls, and storm drainage on the following streets, as shown on the map: Panoramic Way, Mosswood Road, Arden Road and Canyon Road; and portions of Dwight Way, Bancroft Way and Prospect Street. All work will be within the City of Berkeley limits and within the City’s right of way. The project is funded by the local Transportation dollars including Measures B & BB Sales Tax and SB1 Transportation Tax funds.

Location Map

The City of Berkeley has initiated a project to rehabilitate pavement, retaining walls, and storm drainage on the following streets, as shown on the map: Panoramic Way, Mosswood Road, Arden Road and Canyon Road; and portions of Dwight Way, Bancroft Way and Prospect Street. All work will be within the City of Berkeley limits and within the City’s right of way. The project is funded by the local Transportation dollars including Measures B & BB.

Panoramic Hill Area

NOTICE OF INVESTIGATIVE FIELD WORK

The City of Berkeley has hired Harrison Engineering Inc. (HEI) to provide civil engineering design services for the project. In the coming weeks, HEI and their subconsultants will be onsite performing surveying, video inspection of the storm drain, marking existing utility locations, and performing cores and borings in the roadway for geotechnical investigation. Deeper borings will be done for slopes and retaining walls that will be evaluated near 161 Panoramic Way and Orchard Lane on Panoramic Way.

Field work will be performed during the month of April between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Complete roadway closures are not anticipated, but you will encounter one-lane traffic control with flaggers; short delays of less than 10 minutes can be expected while equipment is in the street. Please be on the lookout for workers and parking restrictions that will be posted on barricades 72 hours in advance of the work. Please drive and walk with caution in the area of the work. EBMUD’s ongoing waterline project may also have traffic control in place as they continue their work, possibly creating additional delays.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

The community is invited to attend a public meeting for the Panoramic Hill Street Rehabilitation Project. The City of Berkeley and the engineering team will make a brief presentation about the project and answer questions about the project. The meeting will also provide an opportunity for the community to help the City identify any drainage issues or any other concerns within the project area that may be incorporated into the design. Even though the work will take place in the City of Berkeley, all affected residents are welcome, as anticipated construction impacts will also be discussed.

 

Date:   April 12, 2017, 6:00 PM
Location:  

U.C.'s Clark Kerr Campus - Conference Center
Newel Perry Room (Building 14, Room 104, in South West portion of the campus)
2601 Warring St
Berkeley, CA 94720

 

If you have questions about the City’s project or the upcoming meeting, please contact Ryan O’Kane at HEI, preferably by email at ryan@harrison-engineering.com or at (925) 691-0450 x103.

Comments received at public meeting (.pdf)

SCHEDULE

 

Work being done

Date

Investigative field work (City's Engineering Team)

April 2017

EBMUD Waterline Construction

Now through July 2018

Public Meeting (City's Street Rehabilitation Project)

April 12, 2017, 6 pm

PG&E Electrical Maintenance Work

July 2018

Roadway Rehabilitation Construction

Between mid-April 2019 and October 2019
(exact dates to be determined)

 

For additional EBMUD waterline project information, please visit: www.ebmud.com/about-us/construction-my-neighborhood/panoramic-hill-improvements/

 

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