First Phase Street Repairs, Resurfacing Set to Begin

First Phase Street Repairs, Resurfacing Set to Begin

The first phase of the City’s annual street repair and resurfacing project will begin mid-August and is estimated to be completed by mid-September. Crews will work Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in several phases. During construction, motorists will experience minor disruptions in traffic, temporary loss of parking spaces, temporary restricted street access, as well as an increase in noise and dust levels. Bus stop access will be maintained throughout the project.

There are two types of repair work: hot-mix asphalt concrete overlay and base repair. Hot-mix overlay is a mixture of asphalt cement (tar), gravel and sand spread with a paving machine and compacted with rollers. For streets that require an overlay, the contractor will make best efforts to maintain one lane of traffic available in each direction. A miles of street will be pavement overlays will be one a little more than one-half mile of streets, while 50 streets totaling approximately 10 miles will be repaired with a cape-seal surface treatment later this year.

The contractor will post No Parking signs 72 hours in advance of the planned work to inform residents of construction dates and parking restrictions. In addition, the contractor will implement safety protocols.

To learn more, call Trung Nguyen at (510) 747-7900. The project is primarily funded by Alameda County Measure’s B and BB, Vehicle Registration Fund, and Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.