The City of El Cerrito began construction of the permanent safety improvements at the Arlington Boulevard and Brewster Drive intersection just south of Arlington Park. The project is intended to improve pedestrian safety and calm vehicle traffic speeds in this area. It is largely funded by a federal Highway Safety Improvement Program grant and supplemented with City Measure A funds. The project will replace the interim improvements, which were installed in late 2012, and include the installation of sidewalk, curb, gutter, curb ramps, curb extensions, and speed feedback signs, and minor modification to existing signs, striping and drainage.
Construction is Underway!
Construction began in late January 2017 and will take approximately five weeks depending on weather. Construction activities will typically start at 8 a.m. and finish by 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (no weekend work is planned). Vehicular traffic will only be impeded between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., so expect brief delays during this time.
Prior to commencing work, residents in the area received a notice from the City’s Contractor, Vanguard Construction. The Contractor will attempt to accommodate any special needs as they arise and emergency access will always be available.
Your patience during this construction project is greatly appreciated.