Trucks will be hauling fill dirt from Berkeley and placing it at Point Pinole in Richmond starting the last week of August. About 100 trucks per day will operate weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. through October, depending on weather and conditions.
Trucks will bring clean fill dirt from the “Brickyard” area of Eastshore State Park near the intersection of West Frontage Road and University Avenue in Berkeley to Point Pinole through the existing park entrance. The park will remain open, but some trails will be closed temporarily on weekdays while the trucks are operating. The contractor will work to minimize dust, and park staff will continue to provide shuttle service to the pier.
The hauling and placing of fill dirt for a bridge over the railroad tracks, parking areas, and other future amenities is the current phase of construction of a new main entrance at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.
The next phase of the new main entrance will be the Atlas bridge construction and public access improvements, planned for 2013. The new entrance will be near the center of the park’s eastern boundary at Atlas Road, providing better access and more recreation opportunities for visitors. A new bridge over the railroad tracks will serve as both a vehicle and ADA compliant pedestrian bridge, which also connects to the San Francisco Bay Trail.
More information is on the East Bay Regional Park District web site www.ebparks.org
The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) is a system of public parks and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties east of San Francisco. The system comprises 112,000+ acres in 65 parks including over 1,200 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature study.