Category Archives: Highways

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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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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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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I-680 Contra Costa Express Lanes Variable Toll Messaging Sign Update – February 2018

Notice Drivers on the I-680 Contra Costa Express Lanes may see asterisks and a letter (e.g., ****B) or blank spaces on variable toll messaging signs (VTMS). This may occur intermittently and should not last long. Not all signs in the … Continue reading

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