July 2016 – State Route 4 Balfour Road Interchange – Phase 1



Construct a new SR 4 bridge crossing over Balfour Road in Brentwood providing one southbound and one northbound lane for SR 4; northbound and southbound SR 4 loop on-ramps, servicing both westbound and eastbound Balfour Road traffic; and northbound and southbound SR 4 diagonal off-ramps.


  • The final design is completed. 
  • Right of Way acquisition by the SR 4 Bypass Authority is nearing completion with the Kinder Morgan MOU executed. 
  • Utility Encasement Exception Request had been submitted to Caltrans for approval.  The PG&E transmission towers have been relocated. 
  • Advance joint trench relocation work by AT&T, Comcast and PG&E is ongoing.

Issues/Areas of Concern

  • The utility relocation schedule provides limited schedule contingency. The construction bid will include workarounds to minimize delay risk. 
  • Complications associated with the Kinder Morgan relocation agreement have delayed finalizing the right-of-way agreements and certification.

Update from Previous Quarterly Report

  • Project is scheduled for advertisement in June/July 2016 pending Right-of-Way certification. 
  • Utility joint trench underground structure work west of SR4 is complete. 
  • The permit with California Department of Fish & Wildlife was revised. 
  • An amendment to East Contra Costa County Habitat contract 419 was approved by the board on June 15, 2016.

About Kevin

Mayor - City of Oakley, Data Center Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-POSCO INDUSTRIES, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction, Commissioner - Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Board Member - Tri Delta Transit and Transplan
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