About the Project
The 7th Street West Oakland Transit Village Streetscape, Phase II project will make street and sidewalk improvements on 7th Street between Wood Street and Peralta Street. This project will enhance the roadway with new sidewalks, trees, street lights, refreshed pavement, and added bicycle lanes.
This project extends the streetscape improvements that were built in the first phase of the project, between the West Oakland BART station and Peralta Street. The project also connects with improvements on Peralta street between 7th Street and Prescott School.
Construction for the project began in September 2018 and is and is anticipated to be completed in Summer 2019. During construction, 7th Street will be partially obstructed, but one lane in each direction will remain open for continued access. The City will make every effort to minimize inconveniences in the neighborhood and maintain pedestrian access.
- Wider sidewalks and high-visibility crosswalks
- Bike lanes
- New trees and landscaping
- Improved stormwater management
- Pedestrian lighting, benches and trash cans
- Walk-of-fame plaques to commemorate the musical history of 7th Street
- September 2018 – Construction begins
- Fall 2018 – North side of 7th Street, Wood St. to Willow St.
- Winter 2019 – South side of 7th Street, Wood St. to Peralta St.
- Early Spring 2019 – North side of 7th Street, Willow St. to Campbell St.
- Late Spring 2019 – North side of 7th Street, Campbell St. to Peralta St.
- Summer 2019 – Tree planting, traffic signals, paving and striping
- August 2019 Update: Street paving for the eastbound lanes of 7th Street, between Wood and Peralta, was completed on August 29. Paving for the westbound lanes is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, September 18. The paving was delayed due to an EBMUD water main trench that needs to be strengthened. The contractor will make efforts to minimize the road dust until the final paving is completed. The contractor will continue to rebuild the sidewalks between Campbell and Peralta, complete the installation of the new street lighting and traffic signal systems, and install the trees and landscaping. The contractor will also add crosswalks, signs, benches, and trash cans. This work is expected to be finished by the end of September. The final step will be installing the 88 bronze Walk of Fame plaques, which are currently in the production process.
For general questions about the project, please contact Mohammad Barati:
For construction-related questions, please contact Robert Vance: