Category Archives: Highways

Paintersville Bridge scheduled to reopen to daytime traffic at midnight on October 4

The Paintersville Bridge on State Route 160 is scheduled to reopen to daytime traffic at midnight on October 4. Nightly closures begin October 5 through 23 between 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM. Work began on August 3 as part of The … Continue reading

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Continued Closure of the Paintersville Bridge

The Paintersville Bridge on State Route 160 for remains closed for bridge work through Thursday, October 1. Work began on August 3 as part of The Moveable Delta Bridges Project to refurbish and replace parts on the Paintersville, Steamboat Slough, … Continue reading

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One-way traffic control on State Route 12

Updated schedule: Monday, August 3, through Friday, August 7, 2020 from 9:00 PM until 5:00 AM One-way traffic control will continue Sundays through Thursdays, from 9:00 PM until 5:00 AM through Friday, August 28, 2020. Caltrans is performing long-term, one-way traffic … Continue reading

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Contra Costa County’s Back-To-Normal Traffic Score – June 29 – July 2

This is a new metric developed by the Iteris Transportation Analytics team to help you gauge how close your county is to returning to more normal traffic conditions.

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10:00 PM on Friday, June 26, through 6:00 PM on Sunday, June 28, 2020 – Full Highway Closure on State Route 12 for Mokelumne River Bridge Repairs

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning an additional, 44- hour, full highway closure of eastbound and westbound State Route 12 (SR12) between SR-160 and Interstate 5 (I-5) for repair work on the Mokelumne River Bridge located at the … Continue reading

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State Route 239 – Update

SR239 is a legislatively adopted, but unconstructed, route in the California state highway system. First identified in 1959, the legislative language describes SR239 as a potential roadway linking SR4 in Brentwood to Interstate 205 (I-205) or I-580 west of Tracy … Continue reading

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UPDATE: SR-84 Real McCoy Ferry remains out of service; scheduled to return by early June 2020

The State Route 84 (SR-84) Real McCoy Ferry will continue to be out of service as crews continue to make repairs on the ferry after an unexpected mechanical failure occurred in April 2020. The ferry is anticipated to return to … Continue reading

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Intermittent Daytime Bridge Closures Along the Sacramento River

Caltrans is alerting motorists that the Isleton, Steamboat Slough, and Paintersville bridges are scheduled for daytime intermittent closures due to maintenance. All bridges remain safe for travel. The schedule is is April 20 through September 20 with intermittent closures Monday … Continue reading

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SR-84 Real McCoy Ferry Out of Service

The Real McCoy continues to be out of service and is scheduled to return late February. The J-Mack Ferry is available for service and provides rides to East Ryer Island from Grand Island by crossing Steamboat Slough. For the latest information, call … Continue reading

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Interstate 680 Southbound Express Lanes Construction Update (Martinez to Walnut Creek)

In October 2018, CCTA began construction of 11 miles of express lane on southbound I-680 between Marina Vista Avenue in Martinez to Rudgear Road in Walnut Creek. In addition, restriping will extend to El Cerro Boulevard in Danville. Eight miles … Continue reading

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Highway 37 issues coming into focus

Flooding is again bedeviling Highway 37 in the North Bay, but a plan to improve the stretch of roadway is in the works. A memorandum of understanding among several agencies is being worked on with a goal of providing relief for Highway … 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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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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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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Vital Signs Data Release: Fatalities and Injuries From Crashes on the Rise

Vital Signs, the Bay Area’s comprehensive performance monitoring website, has released the latest data for road fatalities and injuries from roadway crashes, with the data showing a sharp upward trend. There were 455 fatalities and 2,089 injuries from crashes in … Continue reading

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Automated Carpooling Program Expanded in Contra Costa

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) has announced an expanded partnership with Scoop Technologies. CCTA will utilize its transportation demand management program known as 511 Contra Costa to provide additional carpool incentives to Scoop drivers who carpool from or within … Continue reading

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Commute Times and Congestion at All-Time Highs

Experienced Bay Area drivers know it’s a good idea to build in some extra time as a cushion against heavier-than-normal traffic or other unforeseen events. This cushion is known as a buffer time index, or BTI. Transportation planners represent BTI … Continue reading

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Is Every Speed Limit Too Low?

By Alex Mayyasi · Priceonomics When Lieutenant Gary Megge of the Michigan State Police attends a meeting, he sometimes asks, “How many of you broke the speed limit on your way here?” Hearing his question, you might assume that Lt. … Continue reading

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Plan Bay Area 2040

The Draft Plan Bay Area 2040 is an updated long-range Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. This document discusses how the Bay Area will grow over the next two decades and identifies … Continue reading

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