In FY 2023, the City of Berkeley plans to repair segments of Channing Way, Creston Rd, Dana St, Derby St, Durant Ave, Dwight Way, Hillegass Ave, Latham Ln, McGee Ave, Miller Ave, Otis St, Rose St and Woolsey St. Download the Street Repair Plan for full details on street repairs for FY 2023-2025.
The City’s current paving plan was adopted by Council through Resolution 70,204-N.S. on January 25, 2022. This plan represents the first three years of the City’s five-year paving plan. Decisions about how to prioritize streets for paving are guided by the Street Maintenance and Rehabilitation Policy.
Funding for street rehabilitation comes from a variety of sources including the City's General Fund, State Gas Taxes, Alameda County Measure B & BB Transportation Sales Tax, and local bond measures.
For more information about the current status of Berkeley streets, please refer to the 2022 Pavement Management Plan Update.
Types of street repair
Street repair falls into the three categories listed below, depending on the condition of the street.
- Surface Sealing: Involves sealing cracks, patching potholes, and then covering the existing asphalt with 1 to 2 layers of Surface Seal. Generally takes 4-6 weeks to complete.
- Asphalt Resurfacing or Overlay: Involves grinding off old asphalt, repairing damage, then placing new layer(s) of asphalt. Generally takes 8-12 weeks to complete, and lasts 8-10 years.
- Reconstruction: The most intensive type of repair, reconstruction involves excavating the entire street, then placing new rock and asphalt. These projects take the longest to complete, but last 20-25 years.
Streets on moratorium
After a street rehabilitation project, the City places a five-year moratorium on planned construction work involving pavement cuts. Download the streets on moratorium list for details about which streets are on moratorium. Contact the City at (510) 981-6400 to confirm information for a specific street.