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Hegenberger Gateway Projects Facts

Hegenberger Gateway Projects Facts

Press Releases
June 19th, 2002


- Project Location: Hegenberger Road between Edgewater Drive and  Doolittle Drive.

- Hegenberger Gateway project was developed from the 1998 "Airport  Gateway Area Urban Design Concept" (master plan), designed to revitalize the  Oakland Airport area.

- Basic concepts of the project were based on a joint effort by the City of  Oakland, Port of Oakland, City of San Leandro, and the Alameda  County Transportation Authority.

- Hegenberger Road was resurfaced using Federal Highway Administration  and Alameda County Measure B sales tax funds (under a separate  construction contract).

- Total construction value: $4.6 million (includes palm trees).

- Funding for beautification elements of the project came from the City of  Oakland (redevelopment funds) and the Port of Oakland.

- Construction started June 2001.

- Project Design Consultant: Dillingham Associates, Berkeley.

- Construction Contractor: W.E. Lyons Construction Co., Oakland.

- Banner Graphic Designer: Daniel Quan Design, Oakland.

- Scope of work included the following:

- Installation of 48 Canary Island palm trees (20’ minimum trunk height)
- Installation of new ornamental light fixtures with pedestrian lights
- Construction of new sidewalks where none existed before
- Construction of some new concrete curb and gutters
- Construction of a new stamped concrete median surface
- Installation of some drainage improvements
- Installation of a new irrigation system
- Installation of new landscape planting in the median and along the sidewalks
- Installation of 70 new 6’ 8" x 2’ 6" color banners on the new ornamental
streetlights. Themes of these banners are Oakland’s cultural diversity
and Oakland Airport.
- Installation of seven large banner structures with 6’ x 17’ color banners.
These banners depict Oakland arts and cultural attractions to enhance
the airport gateway.