Peggy Thomsen Pierce Street Park

The five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) provides a road map to the upcoming capital improvements in the City and helps define upcoming project funding needs. While the CIP includes the upcoming five fiscal years, the most specific part of the plan is focused on the next two years.

 

UPCOMING/CURRENT CONSTRUCTION:
2018 Sewer Improvements  Ongoing thru Fall 2019
2018 Street Resurfacing  Spring 2019
 2019 Sidewalk Repair  Ongoing
 Marin/Masonic Intersection Improvements  TBD
 Albany Hill Access Improvements Spring 2019

Additionally, the CIP is a planning tool for the Albany City Council to set goals and make policy choices. There are 35 capital improvement projects being planned or implemented during the next five-year project period. The two-year CIP total is roughly $21 million while the estimated 5-year CIP total exceeds $40 million. The City uses a wide variety of fund sources to design and implement projects that include local Measure F and regional, voter-approved fund sources, such as Measure B, Measure BB, and the Regional Measure F (Vehicle Registration Fee) that are administered by Alameda CTC. 

Major projects completed over the past five years include yearly sewer, sidewalk, storm drain, and street maintenance or replacement, a new Maintenance Center, Bus Stop Parklet, Community Center mechanical units, civic center improvements, Senior Center Kitchen Remodeling, Buchanan/Marin Utility Undergrounding, pothole filling, Dartmouth Tot Lot improvements, new Peggy Thompson Park, Ohlone Greenway/Senior Center crosswalk, Evelyn Avenue repaving, and Marin/Curtis intersection improvements. 

Albany’s street condition is currently in the bottom third of Bay Area cities. City Council has made investments to remedy this situation. The five-year CIP includes $8.6 million in funding for street maintenance and rehabilitation. 

This year portions of Adams, Solano, Pierce, Madison, Taylor, Pierce, Garfield, Kains, Portland, Stannage, Talbot, Carmel, Pomona, Ramona and San Gabriel will get base repairs and a new surface seal. This work is anticipated to begin in early Spring 2019. Washington Avenue between San Pablo and Key Route will be rehabilitated with improved road base, an entirely new section of asphalt, and new curb ramps. This work is currently in design and ready for construction this fall.