Department of Public Works
Department of Public Works

Scheduled Construction Activities
for
Week of September 22, 2014

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

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  1. Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Projects

    1. Sanitary Sewer Rehabiltiation
      Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR aka 3rd St) between Bancroft Way and Channing Way
      Andes Construction, Inc.

      Rehabilitate sanitary sewer on Union Pacific Railroad (3rd Street) between Bancroft Way and Channing Way. Seal sanitary sewer manholes and pressure test main.

    2. Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation
      Santa Barbara Road, Northampton Avenue, Southampton Avenue, San Luis Road, Indian Rock Avenue, Oxford Street, San Diego Road, Laurel Lane, and Tunbridge Lane; MLK between Allston and Center
      Precision Engineering, Inc.
      Project Notice and Map (.pdf)

      CCTV lines.

      Urgent repair of existing sanitary sewer main, manholes and laterals on Parker Street from #2137 to #2227. CCTV lines. Project Notice and Map for Parker (.pdf)

      Note: Vehicular traffic limited to residents for through traffic through construction areas. Please heed all "No Parking" signs. There will be traffic delays due to construction equipment and the limited street width. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    3. Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation
      Vassar Avenue (backline), Vermont Avenue, Del Norte Court, Bonita Avenue, Martin Luther King Jr. Way (backline), Henry Street, Bonita Avenue, Arch Street (Backline), Spruce Street, The Alameda, Campus Drive, Queens Road (Backline), Kentucky Avenue, Channing Way, Euclid Avenue/Buena Vista Way, Delaware/MLK, Hearst/MLK, and 66th Street
      Andes Construction, Inc.
      Project Notice and Map (.pdf)

      Pressure test manholes.

    4. Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation
      Woolsey Street (Sacramento to MLK/Adeline)
      Andes Construction, Inc.
      Project Notice and Map (.pdf)

      Rehabilitation of sanitary sewer main and laterals from California Street to MLK Jr. Way (1500 - 1800 blocks). Rehabilitate manholes and pressure test new sanitary main and laterals.

    5. Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation
      The Alameda (500 block), Menlo Place (51-85 Menlo Pl), backline easements (84, 90 Menlo Pl and 572 The Alameda)
      Andes Construction, Inc.
      Project Notice and Map (.pdf)

      Seal and pressure test manholes.

    6. Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation
      Panoramic Way Area Phase II - Panoramic from Mosswood to Dwight, Backline easements on west side of 100 block of Panoramic
      Precision Engineering
      Project Notice and Map (.pdf)
      Planned Road Closures (.pdf)
      Temporary Parking Permits (.pdf)

      Completed rehabilitation of existing sanitary sewer main and laterals on Panoramic Way and backline easements. Seal interior and pressure test new/rehabilitated manholes. Expect traffic delays.

      rdbarrierNote: Please obey construction flagman directing traffic and heed all "No Parking" signs. There will be traffic delays due to construction equipment and the limited street width.

    7. Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation
      Carleton Street at Mabel Street and 2031 6th Street
      Gold Wing Engineering

      Sealing interior of manholes and pressure testing sanitary sewer main, laterals and manholes.

      Seal interior of manholes and pressure test main, laterals and manholes at 755 Euclid Avenue and at Shattuck and Haste (2440 Shattuck Ave).

      rdbarrierNote: Please heed all “No Parking” signs and obey construction flagman directing traffic in project area.

    8. Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation
      Parker Street between Grant and Shattuck and Russell Street at Grant Street
      Gold Wing Engineering
      Project Notice and Map (.pdf)

      Spot repairs on the existing 6” and 8” sanitary sewer mains by open trench method and rehabilitation of existing manholes. Seal interior of manholes and pressure test sanitary sewer main.

    9. Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation
      Piedmont Avenue, Dwight Way, Derby Street
      Pacific Trenchless, Inc.
      Project Notice and Map (.pdf)

      USA and locate sanitary sewer manholes, laterals and mains. Start at 2700 block of Piedmont (Forest to Derby) and 2600 block of Derby (Benvenue to College).

  2. Storm Water Projects

    1. FY 2014 Measure M Low Impact Development (LID) Projects
      Grade Tech, Inc.
      Project Notice (.pdf)
      E-mail link to Project Inspector
      E-mail link to Construction Manager

      Allston/California - Miscellaneous landscaping. Replace curb on Allston if time at the end of the week.
      Vine/Spruce - Grind and pave.
      Eunice/Milvia - Install subdrains at Eunice crosswalk. Permeable paver install. Paving if time on Friday.
      Milvia/Hopkins - No work.

  3. Sidewalk & Pathway Repair Projects

    1. FY 2014 Curb Ramp Project
      Rosas Brothers Construction
      E-mail link to Project Engineer
      E-mail link to Project Inspector

      No construction activity.

  4. Street Paving Projects

    1. Allston Way Permeable Paver Demonstration Project
      Allston Way from M.L. King Jr. Way to Milvia Street
      Ghilotti Construction Company
      E-mail link to Project Engineer

      rdbarrierFrom June 16, 2014 to approximately November 14, 2014, Allston Way between Milvia Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way will be closed to allow for the construction of the Allston Way Permeable Paver Project. The project will install permeable pavers across the full width of the roadway. The sidewalks on both sides of Allston Way will remain open during construction. Please note dates are approximate and subject to change. Additional updates will be provided as the project proceeds.

      Week of September 22 - The project will continue installing sub base aggregate next week. Trucks will continue to access the site from Milvia Street. AT&T will be lowering one of their manholes and this work may generate significant noise if jackhammers are required. The existing fence along the west end of the site may be partially removed to facilitate BHS students crossing to Civic Center Park during a school fire alarm.

      Allston Way between MLK and Milvia remains closed to traffic and is fenced off.

    2. Street Rehabilitation FY 2014
      Contra Costa, Del Norte, Del Norte Ct, Fairlawn, Fulton, Grizzly Peak, Henry, Milvia, Ridge, Shasta, Yolo
      J. A. Gonsalves & Son Construction, Inc.
      Location Map (.pdf)  Project Notice (.pdf)

      Raise iron, install striping and address punch list throughout project sites.

    3. Street Rehabilitation FY 2014 Phase 2
      Allston, Cedar, Eunice, La Loma, Le Roy, Menlo, Milvia, Muir, Park Gate, Parker, San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Vine, Virginia, Wildcat Canyon
      Gallagher & Burk, Inc.
      Location Map (.pdf)   Project Notice (.pdf)

      Raise iron, install striping and punch list throughout project areas.

  5. Other Projects

    1. Street Light Conversion to Light Emitting Diodes
      Citywide
      Tanko Lighting
      E-mail link to Project Engineer

      Cobra head installations. Installations are currently underway in the area bounded by Telegraph Avenue and the northern, southern and eastern city borders.
      More information about this project is available at www.cityofberkeley.info/streetlights.

    2. Oxford/Berkeley Bulbout and Page/Santa Fe Traffic Circle
      Northwest corner of Oxford/Berkeley and Intersection of Page/Santa Fe
      AJW Construction, Inc.
      E-mail link to Project Engineer

      Install striping, markers and reflectors at Page/Santa Fe. After completion of Page/Santa Fe site, move to Oxford/Berkeley to layout and sawcut for bulbout.

  6. Outside Agencies' Projects

    1. PGE
      E-mail link to City contact person

      McGee Avenue from Ward to Blake - Electrical cable and equipment replacement.

      Oxford Street from Addison to Allston - Install gas line for Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive.

      Restoration work and pole replacement work at various small locations throughout the city.

    2. EBMUD
      E-mail link to City contact person

      La Vereda from La Loma to end - Water main and services replacement.

      Restoration work at the following areas:

      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) 287-2053, mblackwe@ebmud.com
      After hours, 1 (866) 403-2683
      EBMUD Public Notice (.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. Construction is projected to start in December 2014.

      Ground Movement Pipeline Improvements on Euclid Ave between Cragmont and Keith

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

      Berryman Reservoir Replacement Project (Euclid Ave. at Cordornices Park)

      Panoramic Hill Improvements

      Summit Reservoir Replacement Project (Spruce at Grizzly Peak)

      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. University of California at Berkeley
      Information provided by
      UC contact person: Christine Shaff
      UC Berkeley Facilities Services, (510) 643-4793

      Lower Sproul Redevelopment
      The Lower Sproul Redevelopment program is designed to revitalize the area on the south side of campus near Bancroft and Telegraph. The program includes the replacement of Eshleman Hall; renovation and addition to the MLK Jr. Student Union; upgrades to Cesar Chavez Student Center; and improvements to the plaza. Construction is scheduled to be complete in fall 2015.

      The north sidewalk, parking and one driving lane of Bancroft Way between Telegraph Ave. and Dana Street will be closed for the duration of construction. Pedestrian access to campus is via Sproul Plaza at Telegraph Avenue or Spieker Plaza at Dana Street.

      More information about Lower Sproul Redevelopment can be found at lowersproul.berkeley.edu.

      UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
      Construction is underway for a project that will create a new home for BAM/PFA, a vibrant multi-media art center for the campus and community. This center is comprised of the re-purposed former UC printing plant at 2120 Oxford Street as well as new construction. The donor-funded facility will house BAM/PFA’s exhibition galleries, library, film study center; education and art-making spaces; store; cafe; and offices as well as a 230-seat theater and a 32-seat screening room. The new facility is scheduled to open in early 2016.

      The sidewalks on Addison, Oxford and Center Streets immediately adjacent to the project site will be closed during construction. Parking and driving lane closures, some temporary, are also anticipated.

      For images of the new facility and more information about the new home for BAM/PFA please go to bampfa.berkeley.edu/newbuilding.

      Information about campus construction is available on the web at www.cp.berkeley.edu. Questions or concerns can be addressed to Christine Shaff, UC Berkeley Facilities Services, at (510) 643-4793 or cshaff@berkeley.edu. Other campus resources include the UC Office of Environment Health and Safety at (510) 642-3073.

For information on Parks projects, please see the Parks Construction News page.

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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