Lake Merritt Channel Improvements
A Measure DD Project
project aims to establish the connection, by foot and boat, between Lake
Merritt and the Estuary along the Lake Merritt Channel. Three
sub-projects are designed to fulfill this goal:
7th Street: Install a by-pass channel to allow boats and large fish around 7th
Street Flood Control pump station and to improve pedestrian/bike access.
Upgrade 7th Street Flood Control pump station.
10th Street: Construct new
10th Street Bridge. Provide pedestrian and bicycle trails to pass beneath new
bridge, smoothly connecting the 12th Street area with the Channel Park
to the west.
Channel Parkway. Improve the park along the Lake Merritt Channel, particularly the
area closer to the Estuary. Goals include improvement of existing
deteriorated paths, creating new path connections where possible,
restoring wetland areas, and other park improvements.
City of Oakland
Report, with description, images, plans, funding detail,
Visit the City of Oakland
Channel Projects web page.
Development. $22 million
estimated project cost
Measure DD bonds
State of California Natural Resource Agency grant: $2 million
California Coastal Conservancy & Wildlife Preservation Board
grant: $1.8 million
East Bay Municipal Utility District
grant: $1 million
Maintenance. The project will be maintained the City
of Oakland with funds provided by the
and Lighting Assessment District.
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