Department of Public Works
Department of Public Works

Scheduled Construction Activities
Week of July 28, 2014

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

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rdbarrierThe following information is for work planned July 28 - August 11 along the Ohlone Greenway:

The City of Berkeley will be performing pathway safety improvements along the Ohlone Greenway Path through Cedar-Rose Park between Virginia Gardens and Hopkins Street. The purpose of the safety improvements is to repair uneven path surfaces along this three block stretch and to repaint the pathway striping. Please follow this link for more information.

  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)

      Seal interior and pressure test manholes.

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

      rdbarrierNote: 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)

      Continue removal, rehabilitation and construction of manholes at nine locations throughout the city.

    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).

      rdbarrierNote: The installation of the new sewer main will require work during the evenings through early mornings while the curing process of the new sanitary sewer pipe takes place. The Contractor is obligated to suppress the construction noise level.

      Vehicular traffic limited to residents for through traffic in 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.

    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.

      Additional work to rehabilitate existing sanitary sewer main and manholes at 755 Euclid Avenue and existing manhole located 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.

  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 - Place concrete sidewalks, curb ramp and cast-in-place inlet on Allston.
      Eunice/Milvia - concrete demolition
      Vine/Spruce - concrete demolition
      Milvia/Hopkins - no work.

  3. Sidewalk & Pathway Repair Projects

    1. FY 2014 Curb Ramp Project
      Roanoke/Hillcrest, Roanoke/The Uplands, Encina/The Plaza
      Rosas Brothers Construction
      E-mail link to Project Engineer
      E-mail link to Project Inspector

      Install curb ramps.

  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 July 28 - Intermittent lane closures/shifts within the intersections of Allston/MLK and Allston/Milvia will occur during completion of the tie-in work and service transfers associated with the new EBMUD main waterline. The three service transfers (these services feed Berkeley High School and the Community Theatre) are scheduled to occur on Monday July 28 – the service transfers are anticipated to begin at 7:30 am and be completed by 8pm.

      Most of the tie-in work will be completed during normal business hours on July 28 and 29. However, work within the intersections of Allston/MLK and Allston/Milvia will need to be done at night. The work at Allston/MLK is planned to be performed between the hours of approximately 6pm and 11pm on July 29. The work at Allston/Milvia is planned to start at 10pm on July 30 and be completed by 5am on July 31.

      During the night work, it is anticipated there will be intermittent generator engine noise associated with EBMUD welding equipment, equipment back-up beeper noise, portable lights, and noises related to moving metal plates and aligning/bolting waterline valves. EBMUD will be notifying all customers who will temporarily lose water due to the tie-in work via door hangers placed at least 48 hours prior to shutdown of customer water supply. Loss of water is anticipated to last no longer than 8 hours.

      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)

      Storm drain work at Grizzly Peak/Creston. Set monument casings, 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, striping and punch list throughout project areas.

  5. Other Projects

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

      Cobra head installations. Installations are currently underway in West Berkeley in the area bounded by Albany, Sacramento Street and the southern border with Emeryville/Oakland.
      More information about this project is available at

  6. Outside Agencies' Projects

    1. PGE
      E-mail link to City contact person

      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:

      Milvia St and Hopkins St - Water line relocated. Final trench paving pending.
      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,
      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. Level 3
      E-mail link to City contact person

      Fiber installation. Trenching, boring, and cable pulling. Tying into ATT infrastructure.

    5. AC Transit
      E-mail link to City contact person

      Reconfigure bus stops at University and San Pablo, Grant and Bonar.

    6. 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

      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

      Information about campus construction is available on the web at Questions or concerns can be addressed to Christine Shaff, UC Berkeley Facilities Services, at (510) 643-4793 or 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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