FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
- 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.