EBMUD operates large sewer interceptors that connect to City sewer infrastructure to collect and treat the wastewater from East Bay businesses and residents, providing a vital service to protect public health and San Francisco Bay.
In spring 2018, EBMUD began work on the North Interceptor Relief Sewer, a project that will provide additional flow capacity parallel to the North Interceptor in Albany and Berkeley. This work involves the installation of three sewer intertie structures at Buchanan Street in Albany and Page Street and Virginia Streets in Berkeley, as well as additional interceptor pipe along Eastshore Highway between Virginia and Page Streets. This 36-inch diameter pipe will be connected to an existing wet weather force main on Page Street and Eastshore Highway to expand our wastewater flow capabilities.
Installation of 36-inch sewer relief pipe is underway on Eastshore Highway in Berkeley between Page and Virginia Streets and involves trenching of the street, pipe placement, manhole construction, steel plating and street restoration. Related construction to install an electrical ductbank and valve vault is taking place on Page Street between Second Street and Eastshore Highway. A separate valve vault and diversion structure will is being constructed at Buchanan Street in Albany.
Another phase of work will involve the construction of a Relief Structure at Virginia Street and Second Street in Berkeley. During the work, expect temporary street and lane closures, detours as well as loss of some street parking, construction noise and dust. Please use posted detours during road closures. All businesses along Eastshore Highway north of Cedar Street can be accessed via Gilman and Second Streets.
All phases of work will be complete by November 2019. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Sharla Sullivan, Community Affairs Representative
Emergencies or after-hours, call EBMUD at 866-403-2683