Caltrans to Pave Encinal Avenue

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced they will perform repaving activities on State Route 61 (Encinal Avenue) between Walnut and Chestnut streets the week of Monday, Sept. 10 to Friday, Sept. 14. “No Parking” signs will be placed and detours made available.

According to a City of Alameda press release, "this repaving is being done on a particularly bad stretch of Encinal Avenue, which is owned and maintained by Caltrans, and is the subject of years of complaints of poor pavement condition." The maintenance project will restore the pavement until Caltrans finalizes the Complete Street Modification of Encinal Avenue (SR 61) from Broadway to Sherman in 2021. Complete streets attempt to meet the needs of all users of the transportation system -- pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users, as well as children, older adults and individuals with disabilities.

Locations and Closure Details:

  • Monday, Sept. 10 & Tuesday, Sept. 11: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Complete closure of Encinal Avenue in both directions from Walnut Street to Willow Street (one full block), detours will be in place. No Parking signs will be placed only on the northbound direction, residents can park along the southbound street.

  • No closures Wednesday, Sept. 12
     
  • Thursday, Sept. 13 & Friday, Sept. 14: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Complete closure of Encinal Avenue in both directions from Willow Street to Chestnut Street (one full block), detours will be in place. No Parking signs will be placed only on the northbound direction, residents can park along the southbound street.

Advance warning changeable message signs and detour signs will be in place to assist motorists. The project will generate noise; however, it will be kept within construction standards. Caltrans expects the project to be complete by Friday, Sept. 14. Motorists should drive with caution through the work zone.