Laurel Access to Mills, Maxwell Park, and Seminary (LAMMPS) - Phase 3

Formerly the Seminary Avenue Paving Project, LAMMPS Phase 3 will expand the work of Phases 1 and 2 to connect the residents of Millsmont, Mills Garden, Frick, and Maxwell Park to the Mills/Northeastern campus and the Laurel District

Status:
Started

About

OakDOT is currently working on 35% design plans.

OakDOT's RAPID RESPONSE to the 9/26/23 Fatal Crash at Seminary and Outlook

 

BACKGROUND: LAMMPS Phase 3

LAMMPS Phase 3 originally began as the Seminary Avenue Paving Project in 2023, which proposed improvements along Seminary Avenue from Foothill Blvd to Sunnymere Blvd as part of the City's planned repaving of Seminary in 2025. During outreach for the paving project, it became clear that residents favored a Class I off-street walking and biking path on Seminary Avenue from Camden St to Sunnymere Blvd. This design was more intensive than what a paving project can deliver, so the Seminary Avenue Paving Project was split into two parts in late 2023:

  1. LAMMPS Phase 3: Seminary Avenue, from Camden St to Sunnymere Blvd
  2. Seminary Avenue Paving Project: Seminary Avenue, from Foothill Blvd to Camden St


LAMMPS Phase 3 (Seminary, Camden to Sunnymere)

LAMMPS Phase 3 will continue the work of connecting East Oakland to Downtown Oakland by connecting Seminary Avenue to the Laurel Access to Mills, Maxwell Park, and Seminary (LAMMPS) Phase 1 and Phase 2 projects, located along MacArthur Boulevard.

The main goals of LAMMPS Phase 3 are to slow traffic, close a gap in the City's bike network, and improve pedestrian safety. As mentioned above, the project will include a Class I off-street walking and biking path. This path will connect to the LAMMPS 2 path that will end at MacArthur and Seminary and, by extension, the LAMMPS 1 pathway that exists north of Richards Road on MacArthur. Once the LAMMPS 2 and 3 project phases are complete, a 1.7 mile off-street recreational path will connect residents in Millsmont, Mills Garden, Frick, and Maxwell Park with the Mills/Northeastern campus and the Laurel District. We are very excited to bring this world-class infrastructure to our East Oakland neighborhoods.

Seminary Avenue Paving Project (Foothill to Camden)

The lower portion of the original Seminary Avenue Paving Project, from Foothill Boulevard to Camden Street, will still be repaved and receive safety improvements. OakDOT's Paving team will lead this repaving work, scheduled to occur in 2026. Based on feedback from residents during the 2023 outreach, the project will include safety features like new marked crossings, flashing crossing lights, speed cushions, potentially traffic circles, and other traffic calming measures.

 

Outreach

Spring 2023
OakDOT staff began in-person and virtual outreach in Spring 2023 for the Seminary Avenue Paving Project (Sunnymere to Foothill) to learn what residents, business owners, and other stakeholders would like to see improved on Seminary Avenue.

Summer 2023 - Bike Survey
the project team sent out a widely distributed survey (now closed) about what sort of bike connection to build between Camden Avenue and Sunnymere Boulevard. Survey results showed that 85% of residents in the surrounding area favored a Class 1 off-street walking and biking path, as opposed to a protected on-street bike lane.

Past Outreach

  • Thursday, April 25, 2024: Mills Garden Neighborhood Meeting, 6:00pm-7:30pm, virtual
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2024: 29X Millsmont Neighborhood Council Meeting, 6:30pm-8:00pm, virtual
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2024: 28X Maxwell Park Neighborhood Council Meeting, 7:00pm-8:30pm, virtual
  • Thurs, March 7, 2024: Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission - Infrastructure Committee, 3:30pm-5:00pm, 250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 4th Floor

For more information, contact Cathy DeLuca, Transportation Planner.
 

Documents

Map

Map of Project: Laurel Access to Mills, Maxwell Park, and Seminary (LAMMPS) - Phase 3

Timeline

Project Kick-off & Early Outreach
Spring 2023
Bike Connection Survey
Summer 2023
Conceptual Designs & Outreach
Late 2023 / Early 2024
Final Design
Late 2024
Construction
2026/2027