This month OakDOT will hit the streets to promote its new paving plan that aims to deliver $100 million in paving construction, tripling its average spending on resurfacing.
Oakland historically has struggled to keep major streets in fair to good condition. Thanks to Measure KK funds are now available, allowing the continuation of existing levels of funding for major streets while substantially increasing local streets paving. In the 3-year plan proposed by DOT, $75 million would be spent on local streets and $25 million to keep major arterial streets in good condition. In contrast, the prior planning document, the 2014 paving plan, allocated 80 percent of funds to streets with high vehicle volume.
OakDOT will consider street condition, equity, and safety to prioritize work, while also improving coordination and cost shares with utilities to pave after construction. Additionally, DOT plans to fix more than the potholes and will incorporate safety improvements, improve curb ramps and sidewalk repairs, and when possible add street improvements identified in the Bike Plan, Pedestrian Plan, Downtown Oakland Specific Plan, and other adopted plans. For a more detailed summary of the plan, click here.
Transport Oakland applauds OakDOT’s emphasis on equity in prioritizing resources, rather than approaches in the past that often allocated paving dollars to the most vocal areas.
A series of community meetings will be held this week and next week to review the plan. Attend your local meeting and be a voice for safe, multi-modal streets that encourage sustainable transportation.
|Redwood Heights Town Hall||March 13, 6:00 PM||Redwood Heights Recreation Center||3833 Aliso Ave (Glenview/Redwood Heights)|
|Bella Vista NCPC||March 13, 7:15 PM||Bella Vista Elementary School Auditorium||1025 E 28th St (Eastlake/Fruitvale)|
|Brookfield/Columbia Gardens NCPC||March 13, 6:00 PM||Madison Park Academy||400 Capistrano Drive (Coliseum/Airport)|
|Prescott NCPC||March 14, 6:30 PM||Sullivan Community Center||1671 8th Street (West Oakland)|
|Chinatown NCPC||March 20. 4:00 PM||Hotel Oakland||270 13th Street (Downtown)|
|Beat 33X/24X Neighborhood Improvement Council||March 20, 6:00 PM||Eastmont Police Substation||2651 73rd Ave (Central/East Oakland)|
|Golden Gate NCPC
|March 20, 6:30 PM||Charles Porter Golden Gate Recreation Center||1075 62nd St (North Oakland/Adams Point)|
|March 20, 6:30 PM||Fruitvale San Antonio Senior Center||3301 E 12th St #201 (Eastlake/Fruitvale)|
|Coliseum Melrose NCPC||March 21, 6:00 PM||81st Avenue Library||1021 81st Ave (Central/East Oakland)|
|Melrose-High Hopes NCPC
|March 27, 7:00 PM||Horace Mann School||5222 Ygnacio Avenue (Central/East Oakland)|
|Beats 12Y/13XYZ, 1
|March 28, 7:00 PM||Berkeley Tennis Club||
Tunnel Road (Berkeley) (North Oakland Hills)