On February 11, 2019, the City of Alameda began construction of this long-awaited 0.9 mile segment of the Cross Alameda Trail. Press release
General schedule as of 08/01/19: Construction activities will take place between February and Late October/Early November 2019.
The majority of the grading for the new trail and landscaped areas between Main and Webster Streets will occur in four phased segments, generally moving from west to east, as shown below:
- Main St to 3rd St: February through May
- 3rd St to Poggi St: End of May through June
- Poggi St to Webster St: July through August
- Main St. at Atlantic Plaza (Hometown Doughnut, Monkey Thai & Whisk Cake Creations): August & September
The section from Webster to Constitution, which includes concrete, electrical, traffic signal & roadway striping improvements only, will take place in September and October.
After the initial grading is complete, the work will focus on completing the construction of the new trail in one continuous piece – fine grading and import of soil and rock to final conditions. The new trail will consist of concrete walkways, decomposed granite and asphalt paving. New concrete construction work – new sidewalks and curb ramps – will begin in August and go through October. The City will attempt to schedule the locations of the work to minimize impacts to adjacent residents, schools and businesses. Final activities will be installing the new plantings, irrigation systems and site furnishings – such as benches & bike lockers.
All durations are estimates and some delays may occur.
Soil Remediation and Monitoring:
As part of the soil remediation plan, the Contractor has been importing and stockpiling new soil for the site at a nearby location on Alameda Point since May. The heaviest trucking activity to the site is expected to finish in early August. During these grading activities the site is being electronically monitored for airborne air and dust contaminants, both on-site and off-site. Alerts are automatically issued to the Project Team and Contractor to be immediately resolved if and when County-dictated air quality thresholds are exceeded.
To view any of this project-related air quality (or other compliance) data, please visit: https://geotracker.waterboards.ca.gov/profile_report.asp?global_id=T10000006774. This link, by Alameda County Department of Environmental Health, provides public access to State Water Resources Board’s project-specific ‘GeoTracker’ website, an internet-accessible database system used by State, Regional, and local agencies, to track and archive compliance data – in this case specifically for the CAT/RAMP + Gap Project. This website provides ready access to a large variety of documents and information, including – but not limited to:
Regulatory Activities and Environmental Data
Site Maps and Environmental Soil Borings
Investigative Reports and Soil Import Approvals
Remedial Action Plans and Risk Assessment Reports
Air/Dust Monitoring Work Plans, Activities, and Alerts
During construction, please:
Use the existing sidewalks on the north side of RAMP as temporary construction fencing will be erected on the south side, prohibiting any public or private use of this active construction zone. The fencing will be in place to keep pedestrians out of the active work site, which includes contaminated soil work.
Questions or concerns regarding construction should be directed to:
- Construction Manager: Steve Patterson, 510-701-0319, email@example.com
- Public Works Project Manager: Jack Dybas, 510-747-7948, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contractor: McGuire and Hester, Brian Thompson, 510-632-7676
The City realizes this construction will have short-term impacts on people living and visiting Alameda. The City and Contractor will work to minimize disruption, as much as possible, to all who use the corridor and will keep neighboring property owners and the community informed. Patience is appreciated, as the City works to complete this major capital improvement project.