Current CIP Projects

Construction phase

2021 Sidewalk Repair Project, C3024.6

The City of El Cerrito’s Public Works Department has contracted J.J.R. Construction to construct the 2021Sidewalk Repair Project on the last week of January of 2022.

This project will rehabilitate the sidewalks including curb, gutter, and drainage piping that have been damaged  by the roots of street trees at six (6) sites along San Pablo Avenue. The work will be in front of the following addresses: 11550 San Pablo Avenue, 10767 San Pablo Avenue, 10794 San Pablo Avenue, 10468 San Pablo Avenue, 10360 San Pablo Avenue, and 10344 San Pablo Avenue. These locations were prioritized for permanent repair based on several factors including severity of the sidewalk damage, location on a street identified as a high-volume pedestrian route, proximity to schools and other public facilities, and type of repair.

Traffic Impacts While construction is underway, some street parking within the work area will be affected at some time during the project. Signs for “NO PARKING” will be posted 72 hours in advance of the work to indicate the exact day and period of time in each area that you should not park. Please pay attention to these signs, and any pedestrian redirection signs that will be placed around the sidewalks temporarily blocked during the work. Vehicles that do not follow the “NO PARKING” signs will be towed away at the owner’s expense if they are not moved prior to the posted times.


Work Hours: In general, Work hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm but lane closures or complete road closures will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with modified hours to accommodate pick-up and drop-off times near schools. Emergency vehicles will always be allowed to proceed through the worksite. All lanes of traffic will be restored no later than 5 p.m. each day.
If you have any questions regarding this construction, please call Sam or Carlos at (650) 343-6109 (J.J.R. Construction). For general questions about the project or other assistance, please contact the City’s Consultant Resident Engineer, Chris Avila, at (925) 890- 6525; or the City’s Engineering Manager, Ana Bernardes at (510) 215-4385 or at abernardes@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us; or call the or call the Public Works Department at (510) 215-4382. 

SIDEWALK REPAIR PROJECT Map

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 this month. 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

Gladys Avenue, El Dorado Street, B Street Improvements

2021 SLURRY SEAL PROJECT Map 

Completed November 2021

bidding phase

The City of El Cerrito is inviting informal bids for the Arlington Blvd. Guardrail Replacement Project, Contract C 3081.  This project will rehabilitate the existing guardrails in two locations on Arlington Blvd and across the street at the following addresses: 2212 Arlington and 1086 Arlington.  See attached map below.

In general, the informal bid will require the awarded contractor to acquire a non-fee encroachment permit with the City, attend a pre-construction meeting and weekly meetings with City staff, provide mobilization, traffic control (submittal of engineering stamped traffic control plan and implementation of traffic control maintaining one lane open at all time during construction), submittal of the stormwater control plan and material submittals, protection of existing improvements and trees, construction of temporary signage; clear and grubbing, removal and proper disposal of the existing damaged guardrails, installation of new Midwest guardrail, and new traffic signs.

Paper copies of the Plans and Specifications can be obtained from BPXpress Reprographics located at 4903 Central Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804 for a non-refundable cost of $45.00 per set. Shipping and handling are extra, depending on the delivery method. Copies of the documents can be viewed and ordered at www.blueprintexpress.com/elcerrito. They can also be ordered by contacting BPXpress Reprographics by phone at (510) 559-8299 or by email at Richmond@blueprintexpress.com.   For any questions about the downloading process, please contact BPXpress. For any questions regarding the project please contact Roland Lambert, at rlambert@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us  or (510) 215-4368.

Notice Inviting Informal Bids

Project Map

design phase

I-80/central avenue interchange improvements

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority and Cities of Richmond and El Cerrito seek to enhance mobility by relieving congestion along Central Avenue at the I-80 Interchange.

I-80/Central Avenue Improvements

hillside natural area trail entry & signage improvements, phase I, c5038

The project will install gateway trailhead kiosks, trail entry signs, trail entry stairs at one location, and trail directional markers within the Hillside Natural Area.

Hillside Natural Area Trail Entry & Signage Improvements, Phase 1

Ohlone greenway sidewalk connection project, c3069

Ohlone Greenway Sidewalk Connection Project

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swim center accessible parking improvements

Swim Center Accessible Parking Improvements

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engineering / planning phase

san pablo avenue complete streets improvements project

San Pablo Avenue Complete Streets Improvements Project

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Storm drain master plan update

Storm Drain Master Plan Update

Storm Drain Master Plan Update

El Cerrito del norte transit oriented development (tod) complete streets improvements

El Cerrito del Norte Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Complete Streets Improvements

carlson boulevard & San Diego street pedestrian crossing improvement

Carlson Blvd. and San Diego St. Pedestrian Crossing Improvement

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access modifications

Moeser Lane and Pomona Avenue Sidewalk Modifications

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archived cip projects

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Archived CIP Projects