Castro Valley Boulevard Streetscape Update: Jan. 16

A Castro Valley Boulevard construction update was spotted by a Castro Valley Patch reader who was in the Castro Village this afternoon.

The note is as follows:

  • Construction on the street will start up again early this coming Sunday night, January 15, 2012 with grinding work to begin at 10 p.m.
  • Traffic on the Boulevard may be restricted to one lane in each direction until 7 a.m. on Monday morning and then opened as safety allows.
  • Starting Tuesday January 17, 2012 and for the rest of the week construction work will begin at the normal start time of 7:30 a.m.
  • Wilbeam Avenue will be closed in both directions for as long as it takes to rebuild this portion of the street — there will be no access to or from Castro Valley Boulevard during this time.
  • Driveways between Wilbeam Avenue and Redwood Road may be shut down during this time — it is anticipated that this phase could last most of the week and maybe longer depending on the weather.

Additional updated will be provided as information is available.

For additional information, please contact: Amy Feagans at 510-670-6165, Alameda County Redevelopment Agency.

David Ross January 16, 2012 at 05:12 PM
A few months ago, we were told they could not work at night. Yet, after that ill-advised shutdown of construction, they are restarting by working at night. But that's only one time. Why can't they work at night after that? I never understood the shutdown. I realize it was to help the businesses along the Boulevard. Instead of shutting down completely, why couldn't they have worked an abbreviated schedule? Maybe just shut down on Fridays and the weekends instead of all 7 days of the week. Because of the shutdown, drivers along the boulevard have been driving on a road that's barely a step above a gravel road. Sadly, the redevelopment agency will never admit that they did not think out this project out carefully.
David Ross January 16, 2012 at 11:29 PM
How many millions are the spending on the "beautification" of the Boulevard? Can't the add a few dollars more for proper signing? There's a detour sign on Wilbeam pointing to the left. Great. Where do you go after you turn left? There should have been at least one more sign to show the full detour. Then there's Santa Maria and the Boulevard. Why can't they put a sign up at least a block away that says the right lane of Castro Valley Boulevard ends in a block rather than putting the sign right at Santa Maria and the Boulevard. The result is a massive traffic jam. Do the folks in charge of the CV Boondoggle really have ANY consideration for the taxpayers paying for this crap? (Before someone from the redevelopment agency says it's not taxpayers money but money from businesses along the route paying for it, let me remind you of something. Businesses do not pay taxes if they want to stay in business. The pass the taxes on to their customers.)


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