Category Archives: Highways

Bay Area Vital Signs: Freeway Congestion Levels Off, But Delays Are Still at Record Highs

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Contact: Randy Rentschler, John Goodwin, The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today unveiled its yearly analysis of Bay Area freeway congestion, with new data showing traffic-related delays leveling off in 2017 after four consecutive years of worsening … Continue reading

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I-680/SR4 Interchange Improvements – Phase 3

The contract has been awarded, construction should start this year and be completed spring of 2022. The 680/4 Phase 3 project will widen State Route 4 in the median to provide a third lane in each direction from Morello Avenue … Continue reading

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The Pothole Report: Bay Area Roads At Risk

Building on the foundation established by MTC’s original 2000 Pothole Report and then by a 2011 update, this report includes both a primer on the cost and life cycle of pavement and a comprehensive look at the current state of … Continue reading

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55-Hour Highway Closure on SR-12 From I-5 to SR-160 – 10:00 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018, through 5:00 a.m. on Monday, September 10, 2018

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close eastbound and westbound State Route 12 (SR-12) between SR-160 and Interstate 5 (I-5) in September, as the SR-12 Bouldin Island Rehabilitation Project draws near to completion. The 55-hour full closure of SR-12 … Continue reading

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New Report Finds Lack of Safety Features on Roads Costs California Drivers $61 Billion Annually

CALIFORNIA KEY TRANSPORTATION FACTS THE HIDDEN COSTS OF DEFICIENT ROADS Driving on California roads that are deteriorated, congested, and that lack some desirable safety features costs California drivers a total of $61 billion each year. TRIP has calculated the cost … Continue reading

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Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Access Improvements – July 2018

The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) is spearheading a pair of projects to improve mobility along the Interstate 580 corridor between Richmond and San Rafael. To reduce congestion on eastbound I-580, BATA and its partners converted the right shoulder to … Continue reading

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Interstate 680 / State Route 4 Interchange Improvements

A recent headline announced that the California Transportation Commission approved $34 million in funding for upgrades to the Interstate Highway 680/state Highway 4 interchange. Concord Assemblymen Tim Grayson was active in securing this funding. Because of the size of the … Continue reading

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