Monday, November 27, 2006

Progress continues along Parker Avenue

The Contractor continues to work on the storm drain system, currently working on the system at the intersection of 4th Street and Parker Avenue. All storm drain lines north of this intersection have been installed. Another storm drain line in front of Safeway has also been installed.

Work continues on forming and pouring sidewalk on the east side of Parker Avenue, with the Contractor currently working on sidewalk between 2nd street and investment. Sidewalk along the east side of Parker/San Pablo curve to 2nd street is completed, along with sidewalk on the west/north side of the curve.

Excavation of the roadway is proceeding between the intersections of California Avenue / San Pablo and First Street / Parker Avenue. The Contractor is also placing and compacting base rock in this section of roadway, with paving of this section schedule for next week, weather permitting.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

October Construction

Bay Cities Paving and Grading crews continued their work along Parker and San Pablo Avenues during October. Crews continue to install the new storm drain pipes and inlets, working around existing utilities when possible and sometimes working with utilities to relocate when necessary. Current work to install storm drain pipe is taking place at 3rd Street, and will soon be moving south to 4th Street. The Contractor is also working to form and pour the new storm drain inlets so that portions of the new storm drain system will be ready and working for this winter's storms.

New sidewalk has been installed along San Pablo Avenue and around the San Pablo Avenue/Parker Avenue curve. While portions of the sidewalk at the curve may appear to be too high, this higher sidewalk is in anticipation of the new roadway which will be superelevated to provide a more comfortable driving experience.

Motorists should continue to proceed with caution through the work zone, and expect temporary lane closures at 3rd and 4th streets as storm drain pipe installation continues.