Press Contact: Mary Kay Clunies-Ross, PIO, (510) 981-7008
MAJOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED TO ASHBY AVENUE
Road-smoothing project to be done by early September
Berkeley, California (Monday, July 21, 2008) - CalTrans will be making improvements to Ashby Avenue in an extensive rehabilitation project beginning the week of July 20, 2008.
The Ashby Avenue project will improve road conditions from Telegraph Avenue to Tunnel Road and will be done by early September, according to CalTrans. Several things to be aware of during this time:
- Construction will take place overnight, Sunday through Thursday, from 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.;
- Traffic will be able to travel through the project area however, occasional one-way traffic control may be necessary and flaggers will be on-site to regulate traffic during these times;
- There will be some street parking limitations during the evening work hours. "No Parking" signs will be posted and your cooperation is appreciated.
It is necessary to grind out the existing broken pavement to facilitate the repairs. For safety purposes, work vehicles are required to use back-up alarms while conducting this work. We apologize in advance for the noise generated by this operation. Please excuse us as we work to improve your road.
Please remember to proceed cautiously when driving through construction zones. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we perform this much needed rehabilitation work along Ashby Avenue.
If you have questions or concerns on this or any other Caltrans-sponsored project, please contact CalTrans Public Affairs at www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/13rehab or (510) 286-6445.
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