The groundbreaking for the next segment in the widening of Highway 4 occurred yesterday morning. The following information was provided at the event.
The Highway 4 widening project, at Loveridge, involves widening approximately two miles of the highway through Pittsburg to Antioch. The new roadway will be concrete and will use 40,000 cubic yards of concrete. There will be construction of 5 bridges, 12 retaining walls and 5 signalized intersections, as well as the reconstruction of California Ave and Loveridge road.
The prime contractor for the project is OC Jones and Sons, inc. of Berkeley. The project will provide approximately 3,000 direct and indirect jobs.
Caltrans will provide construction management with help from Parsons Brinckeroff.
It is estimated that the project will take three years to complete; construction will begin in July and will be completed at the end of 2013.
Total funding for the project, including right of way, utilities relocations, construction, design and support costs is $165.4 million.
Funding for the project comes from Contra Costa County Sales Tax (Measures C and J), Federal SAFETEA-LU funds, the State Transportation Improvement Fund (STIP), the Traffic Congestion Relief Program (TCRP) and Regional Measure 2 (RM2) – Toll Bridge Funds (eBART contribution).
The Loveridge Widening project will be the first of five projects planned over the next several years to widen Highway 4.
The Somersville Road Segment will be advertised in the summer of 2010. Construction is expected to begin in late 2010. The project will widened Highway 4 from Somersville to just west of the Contra Loma Boulevard Underpass.
The Contra Loma – L Street segment is schedule to begin in the spring of 2001 and be completed in the winter of 2013. This project will eliminate the G Street on and off ramps.
The Lone Tree Way – A Street segment is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2012 and continue through the winter of 2014.
The Hillcrest segment is scheduled to begin in 2012 and continue through the winter of 2014
Construction on the eBART extension will be concurrent with the Loveridge widening and the future widening projects in the corridor. Groundbreaking for eBART will take place on September 24. Construction of the entire corridor to Hillcrest will be completed in late 2014.
For more information see the website http://widensr4.org