Public Works

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The Public Works Department is responsible for designing, inspecting, and managing the City Capital Improvement Projects, including: 

  • City parks
  • Sidewalk and street construction / reconstruction
  • Street lights
  • Storm drains and sewer
  • Traffic signals

Current Projects

Powell Overhead Joint Seal Replacement and Deck Seal Project

Work on the City of Emeryville’s Powell Overhead Joint Seal Replacement and Deck Seal Project will begin during the first week of November and is anticipated to be complete the first week of December. This project will repair asphalt concrete at the eastern bridge approach, replace deteriorated joint seals on the bridge deck and seal the bridge deck with a methacrylate seal.  In order to perform the work, the contractor, American Civil Constructors, will close a lane of traffic in each direction.   It is advised to plan expect delays and plan accordingly.

PG&E Gas Main Project- Christie Ave & Shellmound St

PG&E will be installing new gas pipelines and deactivating old ones near the intersection of Christie Avenue and Shellmound Street. Work is scheduled to begin in early October and be completed by December 2019. There may be impacts to vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic throughout the project area. Work hours are limited to 7 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday.

PG&E Senior Construction Manager, Stephen Todd: 918-860-8002

Local PG&E representative Roxanne Cruz: 650-291-9894 or Roxanne.Cruz@pge.com.

For more information on pipeline safety programs, call PG&E’s Gas System Help Line at 1-888-743-7431. For general questions, call Customer Service at 1-800-743-5000.

Upcoming Construction Projects

South Bayfront Bridge/Horton Landing Park

See here for more information

ATP Greenway Crossing Improvements at 65th, 66th, and 67th Streets

The City of Emeryville has contracted Ghilotti Bros., Inc. to perform street improvements along the Greenway Trail which will begin on September 23, 2019. This project entails crossing improvements at three crosswalks in Emeryville at the following locations: 

  • 65th Street at Emeryville Greenway Trail
  • 66th Street at Emeryville Greenway Trail
  • 67th Street at Emeryville Greenway Trail

This project generally includes, but is not limited to, the reconstruction of asphalt pavement; construction of new concrete raised crosswalks; reconstruction of concrete curb and gutter; replacement of traffic striping and markings; installation of pedestrian/bicycle traffic detection systems; and installation of signs.

The work is to be completed within 30 working days. Pedestrian access to properties along the project route will be maintained at all times. The contractor will keep and maintain ADA compliance through all working areas. The Contractor will provide and maintain at minimum (2) 5-foot-wide paths for NB/SB pedestrian/Greenway traffic through the construction site. If a path through the construction site and within street right of way is not possible, the Contractor will lay out and maintain a safe and direct pedestrian path around the construction site within the public right of way. Pedestrian paths may be provided with surfacing of asphalt concrete, Portland cement concrete or timber.

The Contractor will provide and maintain safe travel for bicycles through the construction area. Bicyclists will be notified by signage of changes to the bicycle route, and Contractor will provide proper signage or temporary traffic markings to guide bicyclists through the construction area.

Generally, a full or partial closure of the street is allowed as long as access for local businesses and residences is maintained. Only one (1) of the three (3) vehicle crossings may be closed at any one time. Street closures will be clearly delineated, and detours clearly marked for ease of travel during construction. Some access will be limited, please park accordingly.

PLEASE NOTE: 

The following streets near the Greenway Crossing will be closed to vehicle traffic between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm beginning on the days listed. Closures will last approximately 7 days.

  • October 04, 2019  – 65th Street
  • October 14, 2019  – 66th Street
  • October 24, 2019  – 67th Street

Do not hesitate to call with any questions, Jason Miniello, Project Manager for Ghilotti Bros., Inc. at (415) 710-1743. Or alternatively, Ryan O'Connell, Project Manager for City of Emeryville at (510) 596-4346.

Annual Street Rehab and Preventative Maintence Project (FY 2019/2020)

Preventive maintenance of streets is required on a regular basis to extend the life of streets and to provide a quality riding surface for all modes of travel. The Capital Improvement Program adopted in June 2019 includes funding for the ongoing Annual Street Rehabilitation/Preventive Maintenance Program, CIP Project No. 17240005.

This project will consist of rehabilitation and preventive maintenance of City streets including pothole/base repairs, crack sealing, slurry seals, and pavement overlays. Rehabilitation and maintenance work on public streets need to be coordinated with other City projects, utility company excavations and private development projects on a cycle that sustains a high Pavement Condition Index (PCI) for all City streets.

The streets to be rehabilitated were identified as needing rehabilitation in the Pavement Management Program Budget report prepared as part of MTC’s Technical Assistance Program P-TAP in Dec. 2017. This project includes work on the following streets:

  • 37th Street (San Pablo Avenue – City Limits)
  • 47th Street (Doyle Street – San Pablo Avenue)
  • 53rd Street (Hollis Street – San Pablo Avenue)
  • 59th Street (Horton Street – Peladeau Street)
  • 62nd Street (Overland Avenue – Vallejo Street)
  • 63rd Street (Overland Avenue – Vallejo Street)
  • Doyle Street (Ocean Avenue – Powell Street)
  • Halleck Street (Sherwin Avenue - City Limits)
  • Horton Street (59th Street – 62nd Street)
  • Overland Avenue (62nd Street – 65th Street)
  • Peladeau Street (59th Street – Powell Street)
  • Vallejo Street (Peabody Lane – Ocean Avenue)
  • Yerba Buena Avenue (Adeline Street – City Limits)

The project will include improved striping configurations for the bicycle facilities on 59th Street, 53rd Street, 59th Street, 62nd Street, 63rd Street, Doyle Street, Halleck Street, Horton Street, and Overland Street. The new striping improvements will include, but are not limited to, re-configuration of bicycle lane transitions at intersections, buffered bicycle lanes, green thermoplastic bicycle facilities, and improved pavement markings for Class 2 and 3 bicycle facilities. Every crosswalk that is re-surfaced in the project areas will be re-striped as a continental crosswalk to improve pedestrian safety.

The project will include sidewalk and curb ramp improvements/repairs for areas that have been identified as being deficient for ADA accessibility.

The project improvements will also include the closure of vehicular traffic on Doyle Street between 61st and 62nd Street. Bollards, striping, and other features will be added to the small block segment to provide a safe route for bicycles and pedestrians only. This new condition was a recommended item from the ‘Bicycle and Pedestrian’ and ‘Parks and Recreation’ Advisory Committees. The item was also approved and recommended by the Public Works and Transportation Committee to go to City Council for final approval.

2019-2020 Paving Map

Completed Construction Projects

Annual Street Rehab Project (2018)

Approximately one-third of all City streets were slurry sealed or repaved to improve and maintain pavement quality. See here for map of streets improves

Horton Street Trial Traffic Calming Project

This project constructed temporary traffic calming measures and evaluated their effectiveness Location: Horton Street between 45th and 53rd Streets link to site plan.
Scope: Install temporary speed bumps, signage and striping  
Contractor: Chrisp Company website
City Project Manager: Michael Roberts, Senior Civil Engineer