Interactive map: Berkeley’s summer construction

Summer is a busy time for construction projects. Use our interactive map to learn more about what's happening around town. Photo: Siciliana Trevino

Summer is a busy time for construction. Use our interactive map to learn more about what’s happening around town. Photo: Siciliana Trevino

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.

View Berkeley Public Works projects: Summer 2013 in a larger map

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.

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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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  • Charles_Siegel

    So where is the construction site in the picture at the top of this article?

    It seems to be on the south side of Bancroft, across from campus, but I can’t find it on the map.

    On the map, I see construction on the north side of Bancroft – Eshleman Hall, which I know about. But I don’t see any on the south side.

  • Bryan Garcia

    Not sure why it’s not on the map since it’s pictured, but it’s St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. The actual church building you see is on the corner of Bancroft and Ellsworth. The construction is taking place on the corner of Durant and Ellsworth, where a new below-ground parking garage, parish hall, and student housing is being built. See the bottom of the following page for a mockup of how it will look:

  • Charles_Siegel

    I have heard about that one. Thanks for the info.

  • Eden Teller

    The church construction is not on the map because it’s neither a city of Berkeley project nor a UC or EBMUD project. We used the photo because it’s a great one of construction :-)

  • emraguso

    Thanks for sharing this info, Bryan!

  • Chris

    There is lots of residential construction too! Three lots are being built right now in our little armpit of West Berkeley. 2 on 9th and 1 on 10th.

  • Charles_Siegel

    Are they apartment buildings? If so, near what cross street?

  • emraguso

    Yes — we’re working on a map of that as well. :)

  • Chris

    10th near allston – 2 freestanding condos on one lot

    9th south of university – larger building, not sure if its condo or apt

    9th – btw allston and bancroft – 2 freestanding condos on one lot

  • EBGuy

    Nice to see some folks (all right, most likely developers) putting the two in R-2 zoned lots. YMMV…