City Responds to Community Questions and Comments About Planned Broadway Changes

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In the weeks since the May 29 community meeting hosted by the city of Oakland to present planned improvements to Broadway between Broadway Terrace and Ocean View Drive (see June 2014 issue of The Rockridge News for a report of the meeting), staff and their consultants have transcribed and to over 70 comments and questions conveyed at and since the meeting.

A summary of this information is available at www.fourthbore.org.

The current project schedule calls for construction documents to be complete by early next year, which will allow the competitive bidding process for construction to occur in spring 2015. The City Council will be asked to approve the project and award the construction contract next summer, with construction beginning in fall 2015.

For more information, contact the city's Caldecott projects consultant, Victoria Eisen, at victoria@eisenletunic.com or 510/525-0220. [See project details below.]

The project includes the following components:

  • Resurfacing the roadway
  • Reducing the number of traffic lanes from four to three (one lane in each direction, with a two-way center turn lane, steps sometimes referred to as a road diet)
  • Adding bicycle lanes on both sides of the street
  • Installing a pedestrian-activated signal at Lawton Avenue
  • Improved, high-visibility crosswalks at all intersections
  • No changes to existing on-street parking
  • Constructing bulb-outs at Taft Avenue, Kales Avenue and Ada Street.