Category Archives: Highways

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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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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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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