Construction on Interstate 80/Gilman Street interchange to begin by end of year

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According to a fact sheet by the Alameda County Transportation Commission, a construction project aiming to improve safety and ease traffic congestion at the Interstate 80/Gilman Street interchange will commence by the end of the year. The project will add two roundabouts at the interchange, a traffic signal and accommodations for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Construction meant to improve safety and ease traffic congestion at the Interstate 80/Gilman Street interchange in Northwest Berkeley is slated to begin by the end of the year, according to a fact sheet recently released by the Alameda County Transportation Commission.
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Mayor Tom Bates to retire from position after 14 years in office

After 14 years as mayor of Berkeley — the longest tenure in the city’s history — and 38 years of public office, Tom Bates, age 78, has decided to retire. It marks the end of a long career of public service that was punctuated with significant accomplishments that benefited many, from people with disabilities to Berkeley youth to local breweries and sports fanatics.
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