Grand Street on Tap for Repaving

Workers here take but one of the steps required when paving a street. City staff must first coordinate with Alameda Municipal Power, PG&E, EBMUD, telecoms, developers, and its own sewer master plan. This coordination is required to ensure that none of those agencies (or our own forces) will soon cut into a newly paved street to maintain those agencies’ infrastructure underneath that street. For one of its next projects, the city plans to take on that strip of Grand Street that stretches from Shore Line
City of Alameda

Grand Street on Tap for Repaving

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 the future, updated striping and signage, and improved curb ramps, curbs and gutter.

The project also will include high visibility crosswalks, curb extensions, flashing beacons at Wood School and at the Grand Street/San Antonio Avenue intersection (potential), a protected bike lane for Wood School access/ egress, 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 preserved except for at spot locations to implement the safety features such as bus islands, a buffered bike lane northbound from Otis Drive to Palmera Court, and by intersections with curb extensions.

To receive Grand Street Pavement Resurfacing and Safety Improvements updates via email, send an email to Gail Payne, Senior Transportation Coordinator, gpayne@alamedaca.gov. Or call Payne at at (510)747-6892