7th Street Grade Separation


In June 2023, the Port of Oakland, Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC), and City of Oakland announced a groundbreaking for the Seaport Gateway Project (also known as the “7th Street Grade Separation East Segment Project”).

This project will incorporate Improvements to the Port’s primary gateway, including roadway reconfiguration and reconstruction; upgrading the current bike and pedestrian pathway to meet today’s ADA and design standards and connect with the waterfront; and a project “green element” with of live plants on the pathway wall at the community’s request. Construction, which is being administered by Alameda CTC, began in November 2023, and is scheduled to end in fall 2027.” 

Diagram of 7th Street Grade Separation Project

Project Improvements

Project improvements include reconstructing the more than 90-year old underpass that serves as the primary gateway for forty percent of trucks entering the Port and that Union Pacific Railroad trains rely on to pass over 7th Street. These improvements will relieve truck and vehicle congestion, increase safety and provide flexibility for seaport cargo operations. The Project also includes a shared bicycle/pedestrian pathway for public access to the Middle Harbor Shoreline Park and will increase efficiency, foster sustainability and support the entire Northern California economy. Alameda CTC will manage construction of the project with engineering support from the Port of Oakland.