Ohlone Greenway BART AREA Access, Safety and Placemaking Improvements Project, C3076
The City of El Cerrito is poised to begin construction of access, safety and placemaking improvements along the Ohlone Greenway in and around the area of the El Cerrito Plaza and del Norte BART stations. The project will improve and widen the mixed-use path; upgrade and expand existing crosswalks on adjacent streets to create high visibility pedestrian zones with new striping, special pavement, improved signage, curb bulb-outs, upgraded curb ramps and flashing lights. The project also includes placemaking elements such as native landscaping, seating lighting and other amenities to increase the sense of connectivity to the rest of the greenway and establish a strong sense of place at these transportation gateways to the community.
Construction will begin the first week of April 2018, and be completed in the fall of 2018. Construction activities will typically start at 8 a.m. and finish by 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (no weekend work is planned).
Please anticipate temporary traffic delays and temporary parking restrictions on surrounding streets, as well as pedestrian and bicycle detours around the project site. Your patience during this major construction project is greatly appreciated.
For assistance with any construction-related issues, please contact Vanguard Construction or the City’s Resident Engineer. For general questions or background about the project, please contact the City's Consultant Project Manager or Public Works Department.
For additional background information on the project, please click here.
Project schedule / General Timeline Subject to Change
Del norte bart station
Begin Preparations for Construction – (Complete)
Begin Phase 1 Construction (Complete) – Work includes sidewalk and trail reconstruction along the north side of Cutting Blvd at the Ohlone Trail crossing. Also, sidewalk reconstruction on the north side of Hill St at the BART station.
Begin Phase 2 Construction (Complete) – Work includes trail reconstruction between Cutting Blvd and Hill St on the east side of BART station. Work is expected to continue through early August 2018.
Begin Phase 3 Construction (Complete) – Work includes sidewalk and roadway reconstruction on the south side of Hill St between the Safeway driveway and Lexington Ave.
Begin Phase 4 Construction – August 13 to September 7, 2018. Work includes roadway reconstruction on Cutting Blvd between Kearney St and the Ohlone trail. Also, reconstruction of sidewalk and roadway on the north side of Hill St between the Safeway driveway and the Ohlone trail. AC Transit bus stops temporarily relocated to Cutting Blvd. Poster showing detour is available here.
Begin Phase 5 Construction – September 10 to October 5, 2018. Installation of landscaping and furnishings along entire limits of project.
End Construction – October 2018
Improvements at the el Cerrito del norte bart station
El Cerrito Plaza station
Begin Preparations for Construction (Complete).
Begin Phase 1 Construction (Complete) – Work includes sidewalk and trail reconstruction along the north and south sides of Central Ave at the Ohlone Trail crossing and BART station.
Begin Phase 2 Construction (In progress) – Work includes trail and sidewalk reconstruction east of the BART station, from Fairmount Ave northerly. Also, median island reconstruction on Fairmount Ave at Ohlone trail. Work is expected to continue through early September 2018.
Begin Phase 3 Construction – September 4 to September 17, 2018. Work includes roadway reconstruction on Central Ave between Oak St and the Ohlone trail. Also, roadway reconstruction on Fairmount Ave between Richmond St and the BART station.
Begin Phase 5 Construction – September 17 to October 12, 2018. Installation of landscaping and furnishings along entire limits of project.
End Construction – October 2018
Improvements at the el cerrito plaza bart station