Grand Street Pavement Resurfacing and Safety Improvements

Announcement: City staff/consultant team is requesting City Council approval of the Grand Street Improvement Project on Tuesday, September 6 as the expected meeting date.

Background: The City has identified Grand Street between Shore Line Drive and Encinal Avenue as a high priority for pavement improvements.  This pavement rehabilitation project has multiple benefits for all street users.  Better maintained streets have fewer potholes, improved ride quality, pavement that is eligible for less costly preservation in future, updated striping and signage, and improved curb ramps, curb and gutter.  The project also is recommending safety improvements such as high visibility crosswalks, curb extensions, flashing beacons at Wood School and at the Grand Street/San Antonio Avenue intersection, separated bike lanes, enhancements to bike lanes including buffering where space is available, enhanced bus stops by Shore Line Drive and Wood School, and narrower travel lanes to encourage slower vehicle speeds.  On-street parking will be reduced to implement the safety features such as bus islands, separated bike lanes and by intersections with curb extensions, and the supply will match the demand for each block.

Correspondence: To receive project updates via email, subscribe directly here.  Please direct questions or concerns to Robert Vance, Supervising Civil Engineer, by phone at 510 747-7972 or by email at rvance@alamedaca.gov.

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Project Goals: For the Grand Street Pavement Resurfacing and Safety Improvements, the City seeks to:

  • Improve Alameda’s pavement condition to improve street operations and user experience, and to reduce future maintenance costs.
  • Promote safety by prioritizing Vision Zero, which the City Council approved as a policy in 2019 to reduce traffic deaths and severe injuries to zero.
  • Improve mobility for all modes, including AC Transit buses.
  • Comply with existing plans and policies, including the City’s General Plan and Draft Active Transportation Plan.

 

2021

  • January: Began consultant environmental clearance and design work
  • September: Completed environmental clearance - CEQA and NEPA
  • December 9: Virtual community workshop #1

2022

  • Jan 26: Transportation Commission - Annual Report on Transportation
  • April 19: City Council - Annual Report on Transportation
  • May 4: Virtual community workshop #2
  • May 25: Approval of concept by Transportation Commission
  • Tues, June 21 at 7 p.m.: Requested approval of concept by City Council
  • Tues, Sept 6 at 7 p.m.: Request approval of concept by City Council
  • Fall: Finish design
  • Late: Begin construction

2023

  • Mid: End construction

 

2021

2022

2023

  • Mid: End construction