The Berkeley Dept of Public Works has sent a notice to residents that it is planning to begin construction in May on Panoramic Hill street pavement, retaining walls and storm drainage. (Oakland is also planning to repave its part of the hill shortly, but hasn’t announced a date yet).
Details on Berkeley DPW project:
Construction is expected to take approximately nine months depending on weather and unforeseen conditions.
Standard work house will be 7:30 am to 5 pm Mon-Fri.
Schedule updates will be at the City’s website :
www.city of berkeley,info/Public Works/Bids – Contracts/Construction Updates.aspx
Traffic will be delayed at the work site and street closures may be necessary but will not exceed 12 hours at a time (!) “No Parking” signs will be posted 3 days in advance and enforced by the police. Access to private driveways may be prohibited during some operations. Emergency vehicle access will be maintained at all times.
NOTE: Asphalt will be used in the project. To avoid oil spray, park vehicles outside of the construction area. Property owners are responsible for trimming their trees and vegetation growing into the roadway, and for installation and maintenance of water barriers against runoff with a minimum height of six inches.
Contractor: Riley Genazzi – Ghilotti Construction Co. (707) 310-5181
City’s Construction Manager: Ryan O’Kane – Harrison Engineering – (925) 691-0450 ext 103
Berkeley DPW Engineering Division (510) 981-6400
(After work hours, Public Works Customer Service: 510-981-6620.)