Gladys Avenue, El Dorado Street, B Street Improvement Project

Construction of the Gladys Avenue, El Dorado Street, B Street Improvement Project is scheduled to begin in November 2021. The project will rehabilitate the roadway pavement, reconstruct sections of sidewalk, curb, and gutter damaged by street trees, reconstruct storm drain facilities, install new and modified curb ramps, and install enhanced traffic signing and pavement markings. The limits of the project are Gladys Avenue from Lexington Avenue to Richmond Street, El Dorado Street from Carlson Boulevard to San Pablo Avenue, and B Street from Behrens Street to Ashbury Avenue as shown in the map below.

Gladys El Dorado B street

construction begins soon

The project is funded by the City’s Measure A Street Improvement funds and SB 1 Local Partnership Program funds.

The City has contracted with California Highway Construction Group, Inc. to complete this work, which is scheduled to start the week of November 15th and be completed in January 2022, weather permitting. Construction activities will typically start at 8 a.m. and finish by 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Access to streets, driveways, parking, and other facilities will be temporarily affected at various points during this time. Residents and the traveling public should expect some delays in these areas, stay alert for temporary traffic control and parking restrictions, and consider using alternative routes. 

The Public Works Department will be mailing letters to residents and property owners directly affected by the construction this week. California Highway Construction Group will also be delivering notices (door hangers) to residents before construction begins on their street. The notice will contain additional information about the work scheduled, access impacts, and contact information.

The public’s patience and cooperation during construction of this project is greatly appreciated. For general questions about the project, please contact the City’s Public Works Department at (510) 215-4382 or the City’s Engineering Manager, Ana Bernardes, at abernardes@ci.el-cerrito.ca.