2016 Microsurfacing and Curb Ramp Program

In September 2016, the City of El Cerrito's Public Works Department began construction of the annual pavement and curb ramp maintenance program for 2016. The scope of work includes installation of curb ramps, repair of localized pavement failures, sealing of cracks, application of a full street width microsurfacing treatment, and installation of the traffic striping and markings. The curb ramp, pavement failure repair and crack sealing phases of the work were completed in 2016. The project includes repairs at the following eight street segments which currently have minor to moderate distressed pavement:

  1. Arlington Boulevard – Barrett Avenue to North City Limits
  2. Fairmount Avenue – San Pablo Avenue to BART
  3. Lexington Avenue – Fairmount Avenue to Eureka Avenue
  4. Liberty Avenue – Central Avenue to Fairmount Avenue
  5. Navellier Street – Potrero Avenue to Scott Street
  6. Norvell Street - Fairmount Avenue to Eureka Avenue
  7. Schmidt Lane – Navallier Street to City Recycling Center
  8. Stockton Avenue – San Pablo Avenue to Richmond Street

Construction is Underway!



The following street segments will receive a microsurfacing treatment the second week of May. A few days before the microsurfacing treatment, there will be preparation work that will have minor traffic and parking impacts.

Thursday, May 11 from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

  • Arlington Boulevard - Barrett Avenue to North City Limits
  • Navellier Street - Potrero Avenue to Scott Street
  • Schmidt Lane - Navellier Street to the Recycling Center
  • Lexington Avenue - Fairmount Avenue to Eureka Avenue

Friday, May 12 from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.


  • Arlington Boulevard - Barrett Avenue to North City Limits
  • Navellier Street - Potrero Avenue to Scott Street
  • Schmidt Lane - Navellier Street to to the Recycling Center
  • Norvell Street - Fairmount Avenue to Eureka Avenue
  • Fairmount Avenue (eastbound) - San Pablo Avenue to the BART Station

Saturday, May 13 from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.



  • Stockton Avenue - San Pablo Avenue to Richmond Street
  • Liberty Street - Central Avenue to Fairmount Avenue
  • Fairmount Avenue (westbound) - San Pablo Avenue to the BART Station

Traffic Impacts:

The resurfacing work will be accomplished primarily with lane closures (Arlington, Fairmount, Lexington, Navellier, Norvell, and Schmidt) but also a few street closures (Stockton and Liberty). There will be "no parking" signs posted in advance and detours posted while the work progresses. Please pay close attention to the "no parking" signs on your block and consider parking your vehicle on adjoining streets on the day of resurfacing work as access to and from your driveway will be limited during the work day.

Residents and businesses along the streets that will be resurfaced will receive a notice from the contractors performing the work (Alaniz and Bond Blacktop) at their door a few days before the resurfacing work starts with more specific information about schedule, traffic and parking impacts, driveway access and contact information. Emergency access will always be allowed and accommodations for individual driveway access may be coordinated with contractors.

While construction is underway, you can contact Jesse Alaniz, Alaniz Project Superintendent, at (650) 280-2199 or Scott Akiyoshi, Bond Blacktop Superintendent, at (510) 783-9909. For general questions contact either Ana Bernardes, the City's Resident Engineer, at (510) 215-4385 or email or Gerardo Avila, the City's Consultant Project Manager at (510) 215-4322 or email.

Your patience during this major construction project is greatly appreciated.