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Scheduled Construction Activities
Week of February 20, 2017

rdbarrierCaltrans Advisory - State Route 13 Northbound Nighttime Lane Closure

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
      Francisco, 5th, Curtis, Delaware, Lincoln, Virginia, Sutter, Henry, Hopkins, and Eunice
      Pacific Trenchless
      Project Notice and Map (.pdf)

      CCTV of sanitary sewer main and laterals on Lincoln, Francisco, Virginia, Sutter, Hopkins, and 5th. Rehabilitate one manhole on Eunice/Shattuck.

      Complete urgent work to rehabilitate 300’ of sanitary sewer main and 10 laterals on Woolsey Street (2300 block).

      rdbarrierNote: Please heed all “No Parking”, temporary directional signs in project area. Please DRIVE SLOW thru the construction area.

    2. Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation
      Adeline, Shattuck, Haste, MLK, Alcatraz, Ellis, Colusa, Tacoma, Acton, and Channing
      Pacific Trenchless
      Project Notice and Map (.pdf)

      CCTV existing sanitary sewer mains and laterals throughout the project area.

      Construction nearing completion on sanitary sewer main and laterals on Tacoma Avenue (1600 and 1700 blocks) and on Colusa between Tacoma Ave to San Pedro Ave (#849 to #855 Colusa Ave).

      Start rehabilitation of sanitary sewer main and laterals on Shattuck Avenue (2300 to 2500 block) from Durant Avenue to Parker Street.

      Continue urgent sanitary sewer main and laterals rehabilitation on Haste Street (2000 block) from MLK Jr . Way to Shattuck Avenue (2100 block).

      Underground service alert (USA) marking to be accomplished by utility companies. Potholing of existing underground utilities that may be in conflict with new installation of sewer main and laterals.

      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.

    3. 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

      Start CCTV existing sanitary sewer mains and laterals throughout the project area.

      Rehabilitation of main and laterals to continue on Milvia Street from Carleton Street to Blake Street (2500 & 2600 blocks).

      AC paving of investigatory pot holes for existing underground utilities at 5th Street and Virginia 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. Street Paving Projects

    1. Street Rehabilitation FY 2016
      9th, Belrose, Campus, Claremont Blvd, Codornices, Derby, East Parnassus Ct, Hawthorne Terrace, Heinz, Hilgard, Parker, Piedmont, Piedmont Crescent, Rose, Spruce, Virginia, Warring, West Parnassus Ct
      Granite Rock Company
      Project Notice (.pdf)
      E-mail link to Project Engineer   E-mail link to Project Inspector

      Monument punching throughout the project area.

  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

      Demolish and excavate SW corner of 10th/Jones. Pour concrete at SE corner of 10th/Jones.

  4. Transportation Projects

    1. King & Emerson Safe Routes to School
      Piedmont Avenue, Forest/Claremont Blvd, College/Garber, Hopkins/The Alameda
      Ray's Electric
      E-mail link to Project Engineer   E-mail link to Project Inspector

      Rapid-Repeating Flashing Beacon installation at College/Forest.

    2. 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

      Installation of pipe and backfill at bio-retention basin at SE corner Oxford/Hearst.

      Trenching and boring irrigation lateral on south side of Hearst between Oxford and Arch.

      Roadway excavation/concrete demo, subgrade preparation, AB placement/compaction, rebar installation, formwork, concrete pour, and asphalt paving at south side of Hearst at Arch for new bus pad/island.

      Installation of storm drain system at south side of Hearst at Arch.

  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

      PG&E meter relocation pending.

    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.

  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

      Access May Be Restricted During Construction, see signs posted at the site.
      Trellis – Closed During Construction
      Tennis Court 3 (near restroom) – Planned to remain open during construction
      Tennis Court 2 (next to Court 3) – Planned to remain open during construction
      Practice Tennis Court – Planned to remain open during construction
      Tennis Court 1 (northwest corner of the site) – Closed During Construction
      Tunnel to/from Codornices Park – Closed During Construction
      Restroom – Access limited during construction

      Anticipated re-opening in April 2017.

    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.

      Anticipated re-opening in May 2017.

    3. James Kenney Community Center Seismic Retrofit
      1720 8th Street
      B Bros Construction
      E-mail link to Project Engineer

      Seismic retrofit and re-siding work.

      Please be advised that the building facilities will be closed for the project duration. The tennis courts and park will remain open during daylight hours.

  7. Outside Agency Projects

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

      California from 62nd to 63rd/62nd and 63rd from California to West City Limit - Deactivating existing gas main and installing new plastic main.

      College Ave between Ashby and Webster - infrastructure renewal.

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

      Milvia St/University Ave - installation of new vaults.

      2225 and 2322 Ward - anode installation.

      Tree removal for gas line safety at the following locations. Parking will be affected.

      2900 block of San Pablo - starting 2/27
      1000 block of Ashby - starting 3/1
      800 block Carleton;700 block Virginia;2100 block Allston - starting 3/3

      1518 Hawthorne Terrace and 2539 Telegraph Ave - paving pending.

    2. EBMUD
      E-mail link to City contact person

      Virginia Street from Sacramento to Spruce - Installation of new 8" water main and services projected to start March 9.

      Euclid Avenue between Keith and Crystal - Installation of new main, services and fire hydrants.
      Link to EBMUD's Euclid Avenue Pipeline Replacement webpage.

      Eastshore Highway between Page and Virginia - Interceptor project. Preliminary work - potholing and manhole investigation.

      4th Street and Hearst Avenue - Installation of new services and fire hydrant.

      Delaware Street between Shattuck and Walnut - Installation of new main and services.

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

      Marin Avenue at Cragmont Avenue - paving pending.
      Link to EBMUD's Cragmont Ave 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. Construction is now expected to be complete by July 2016.

      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 mid-February 2017.

      Summit Reservoir Replacement Project (Spruce at Grizzly Peak)

      EBMUD Summit Reservoir Notice - December 2014 (.pdf)
      Summit Reservoir Update Notice - October 2015 (.pdf)
      Vassar (approximately at 417 Vassar) - Periodic road closures through October.

      Wildcat Pipeline Project

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

      Allston/Shattuck - installation of fiber optic cable.

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

    4. Zayo Communications
      E-mail link to City contact person

      Contractor Golden State - Ensenada at Solano - installation of services.

    5. Comcast
      E-mail link to City contact person

      Contractor Solcom working at 1511 Shattuck, 1700 MLK - overhead cable work and trenching; 2101 Milvia - paving pending.

    6. Caltrans
      Ashby Avenue between Shattuck Avenue and 7th Street
      Caltrans Contact: Shannon Brinias, (510) 286-5543 or Chiconda Davis, (510) 286-1227

      Caltrans working at various locations on Ashby Avenue upgrading curb ramps and sidewalks.

      Link to Caltrans project webpage - ADA Compliance Curb Ramps and Sidewalk Improvements on State Route 13/Ashby Avenue

    7. Caltrans
      State Route 13 Roadway Testing
      Caltrans Contact: Chiconda Davis, (510) 286-1227

      Caltrans is closing the #1 lane on State Route 13 (SR-13) northbound (NB) from February 13 until February 16, nightly. The closure will affect from Hiller Drive to Broadway Terrace NB. The closure is necessary to allow crews the opportunity to investigate and test current roadway conditions. Times and closure of route is as follows:

      Sunday, February 12th – February 16th; NB SR-13; between Hiller Drive and Broadway Terrace, #1 lane closed from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM.

      Caltrans Advisory Notice (.pdf)

    8. University of California at Berkeley
      Information provided by UC contact person:
      Christine Shaff
      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 Christine Shaff, 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

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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