Citywide Street Resurfacing Slated for Next Few Months

The city of Alameda’s public works department recently announced its "annual" street repair and resurfacing project will begin this month and is estimated to continue into September. Work hours run Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. During construction, motorists will experience minor disruptions in traffic, temporary loss of parking spaces and restricted street access, as well as an increase in noise and dust levels. Bus stop access will not be affected.

The following streets will receive an asphalt concrete overlay (ACO):

• Page Street, from Taylor Avenue to Santa Clara Avenue

• Paru Street, from San Antonio Avenue to Clinton Avenue

• Sherman Street, from Encinal Avenue to Dayton Avenue

• Peach Street, from Calhoun Street to the north end

• Lincoln Avenue, from Grand Street to Sherman Street​

• Power Court, from Lincoln Avenue to the south end

• Chapin Street, from Lincoln Avenue to approximately 120 feet north of Eagle Avenue

• Hibbard Street, from Lincoln Avenue to Buena Vista Avenue

ACO is a mixture of asphalt cement (tar), gravel and sand that is spread with a paving machine and compacted with rollers. For street work that requires overlays, the contractor will attempt to maintain one lane of traffic in each direction.

Site conditions may require that only one lane be available for both directions. In this case, flag persons will be used to control traffic. On-street parking could be removed for up to one week during construction.

The following streets have been identified for slurry seal work:

• Willow Street, from Clement Avenue to Buena Vista Avenue

• Chestnut Street, from Buena Vista Avenue to Lincoln Avenue

• Taylor Avenue, from Page Street to Webster Street

Slurry seal treatment is a thin coating of asphalt cement and sand sprayed onto the street. This is used to prolong the street’s useful life. When performing a slurry seal, the contractor will need to close the street to all traffic and all driveways until the slurry hardens — up to six hours, depending on the temperature.

No-parking signs will be posted 72 hours in advance of the planned work to advise residents as to when parking restrictions will become effective.

The project is primarily funded through Alameda County Measure’s B and BB and the Vehicle Registration Fund, Measure F.

Questions or information about the project should be directed to Trung Nguyen at 747-7900.