December 2012: Oak, Jackson Street projects wrap up
- Updated on Monday, November 26, 2012 November 26, 2012
Construction work is nearly complete on two major Albany street reconstruction projects.
- Oak Street has been rebuilt between Pacific Boulevard and Queen Avenue. The new street has sidewalks, and underground utilities were replaced under the full length. More than 60 new trees are being planted along the street. A portion of a building was demolished to allow Oak Street to connect to Pacific Boulevard, and new traffic signals have been installed at Pacific and Ninth Avenue. Total cost of the project is about $5 million.
- Jackson Street was rebuilt from the Pacific Boulevard overpass to13th Avenue, and 9th Avenue was rebuilt from Jackson Street to the Pacific Boulevard on-ramp. The pavement on these two streets was in very poor condition due to heavy truck traffic from the surrounding industrial area. Jackson Street was widened to add bike lanes and on-street parking on both sides. Improvements and repairs were made to storm drains, sanitary sewers, and water lines to avoid having to cut the pavement in the future. New curb ramps were installed throughout to improve accessibility for those with mobility limitations.