As you putter around Berkeley this summer, you may notice various construction projects that have taken over your secret downtown parking spot, halted traffic for several finger-drumming minutes, or even forced you to step off the sidewalk and take a detour.
Fear not, for Berkeleyside has compiled an interactive map to show you where construction is taking place, whether it’s rehabilitating the city’s sewers or narrowing The Alameda.
The map shows a partial list of the public works construction projects in Berkeley this summer as of the week of Aug. 5. For a full list of ongoing public works projects, visit the Scheduled Construction Activities page of the Department of Public Works, which is updated weekly. We have also included several UC Berkeley projects
Some of the work includes sanitary sewer rehabilitation, which are the majority of the projects; storm water repair projects; sidewalk repair projects; and one streetscape project. Locations may be approximate; click the icons on the interactive map below for more information.
In the map above, yellow wrenches are sidewalk repairs; blue waves are sanitary sewer rehabilitation projects; blue clouds are storm water repairs; red pins show underground electrical box repairs; green hikers represent responsive sidewalk repairs; light blue flags signify East Bay Municipal Utility District projects; blue pins show UC Berkeley construction; and green trees indicate streetscape projects. The blue highlighted areas underneath each icon show the extent of the construction for each public project, while yellow highlighted areas are UC Berkeley projects.
Eden Teller, a graduate of Berkeley High School, is a summer intern at Berkeleyside. She will be attending Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, next year.
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