Alameda County Road Work – Berkeley CA

Description

The February 1934 issue of California Highway and Public Works describes federal funding for extensive road work from Oakland to Richmond.

When the Key System replaced portions of their lightrail trolley with bus service, federal funds helped with track removal and widening of portions of San Pablo Avenue. The work took place in two units. The first was complete removal of the 20 foot central area of the street from Potrero Avenue in El Cerrito to Ashby Avenue in Berkeley. The second unit covered the widening of San Pablo Avenue through the cities of Oakland, Emeryville, Berkeley, Albany, and El Cerrito from 38th Street in Emeryville to near Macdonald Avenue in Richmond. Work consisted of setting back the curb 5 feet on either side of the roadway and constructing a 5 foot concrete shoulder and resurfacing a portion of the existing pavement with asphalt concrete. Total cost of the two combined contracts was covered by an allocation of $314,026 of Federal aid funds made by the California Highway Commission.

Source notes

February 1934 issue of California Highway and Public Works

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on July 23, 2014.

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Location Info


San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA

Location notes: Oakland, Emeryville and Berkeley are in Alameda County. Richmond and El Cerrito are in Contra Costa County.

Coordinates: 37.86905170911451, -122.29210961306154

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