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 The Highway 13 Corridor Improvements Project, funded by the Caldecott Fourth Bore Settlement with Caltrans, includes implementing transportation improvements along the Highway 13 Corridor (Ashby Avenue and Tunnel Road).   For  project background, click here.     A map of project improvement locations can be  found here.

The following table summarizes the scope and implementation strategy for all improvements.  Any comments from the public can be sent to Geoffrey Rubendall, Project Manager, at grubendall@ci.berkeley.ca.us

 

Location

Status

Exhibit

(updated)

Estimated Cost

A – Ashby/Claremont

  • Provide protected/permissive phasing for eastbound and westbound approaches
  • Install east leg crosswalk
  • Install high visibility crosswalks
  • Implement leading pedestrian interval

Caltrans Design  Review Process. Awaiting State approval of Flashing Yellow Arrow Signals. State approval expected Spring 2015 

Conceptual Design Exhibit  (4/3/13)
 PDF

 

$260,000

B – Tunnel/Uplands

  • Install Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) and infrastructure for potential future High Intensity Pedestrian Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) Beacon

Caltrans Design Review and Encroachment Permitting Process.  State approval expected Spring 2015

Conceptual Design Exhibit (4/3/13)
 PDF

Current Design Plan
(12/17/14)
PDF

$300,000

C – Ashby/College

  • Install vehicle detection for all approaches
  • Install high visibility crosswalks
  • Implement leading pedestrian interval

Final Design/
Permitting

Conceptual Design Exhibit
(4/13/13)
 PDF

$340,000

D – Russell/Domingo between Tunnel and Claremont

  • Install sharrow pavement markings on Domingo Avenue, El Camino Real, and The Uplands

Completed  Fall 2013

PDF 
(8/7/13)

$40,000

E – Tunnel Road between Claremont and City Limit

  • Install Bike lanes on Tunnel Rd, including green thermoplastic markings through intersections and underneath sharrows

Caltrans  Design Review and Encroachment Permitting Process.  State approval expected Spring 2015

 
Current Design Plan (12/17/14) 
PDF

$140,000

F – Tunnel Road between Domingo and Claremont Hotel

  • Eliminate obstructions on Tunnel Road sidewalk, including signs, post, and vegetation

Caltrans Design Review and Encroachment Permitting Process. State approval expected Spring 2015

PDF 
(4/3/13)

$30,000

G – State Route 24 Signage

  • Install warning sign for westbound SR24 motorists of all upcoming Berkeley exits

Under Evaluation  pending agreements between Oakland, Berkeley, and Caltrans

 PDF 
 (4/9/13)

$10,000

H – Tunnel/Domingo

  • Install new curb returns for improved pedestrian circulation
  • Install high visibility crosswalks
  • Implement leading pedestrian interval

 Caltrans Design Review and Encroachment Permitting Process. State approval expected Spring 2015

Current Design Plan
(12/17/14)

 PDF

  

$160,000

I – Tunnel/Oak Ridge

  • Install advanced warning signs and vehicle actuated flashing beacons
  • Install vehicle detector loops on Oak Ridge and interconnect with Claremont Hotel Driveway signal

 Caltrans Design Review and Encroachment Permitting Process. State approval expected Spring 2015

 Conceptual Design Exhibit
(7/16/13)
PDF

Current Design Plan
(12/17/14)
PDF

$230,000

J – Ashby/Martin Luther King Jr. Way

  • Install high visibility crosswalks

Completed Fall 2013

PDF 
(8/7/13)

$40,000

K – Ashby/Telegraph

  • Install protected/permissive traffic signal faces and pedestrian countdown heads

Caltrans Design Review and Encroachment Permitting Process. State approval expected Spring 2015

 PDF  
 (8/7/13)

$50,000

L – Ashby/Ninth

  • Install east leg crosswalk
  • Upgrade signal to incorporate new bike and pedestrian crosswalk

Awaiting construction costs of higher priority project prior to completing design and permitting 

 PDF  
(4/3/13)

$380,000

M – Ashby/Hillegass

  •  Install Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Assembly
  • New curb ramps
  • Bike and pedestrian detection equipment

Caltrans Design Review and Encroachment Permitting Process. State approval expected Spring 2015

Current Design Plan
(2/20/14)

 PDF 

$200,000


Page last updated:  December 19, 2014  

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