Panoramic Hill Road Closures Expected
EBMUD Neighborhood Meeting April 23, 6:30pm @ Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave.
Access to Panoramic Hill will be limited on occasion due to long-overdue sewer work on the lower part of the hill. As marked on the traffic signs, this work is proceeding from now through September. The PHA has been informed that complete road closures of 4 to 8 hours will be necessary on the stretch of Panoramic Way from Mosswood to Arden during this period, effectively cutting off traffic to the upper part of the hill.
PHA is working with city officials to (1) ensure that PH residents are given at least two weeks advance warning when these closures are scheduled; (2) determine the most convenient times for closure; and (3) find alternative transport arrangements during the closures (perhaps via shuttle bus from parking below the hill?).
In addition to the sewer work, EBMUD is planning to upgrade its water infrastructure in 2016. This project involves replacing the University Reservoir on upper Bancroft Place, the pumping plant near 280 Panoramic and 3,800 feet of pipeline. EBMUD and the city of Berkeley invite you to a Panoramic Hill Neighborhood Meeting to discuss this project on April 23 at 6:30 pm, at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave.
After the water and sewer projects are completed in 2016-7, it is hoped that Panoramic Way can be repaved by Berkeley Measure M funds. However, the city has not committed itself to doing so yet, as Measure M funds are allocated a year-by-year basis
- D. Gieringer, PHA Board