Category Archives: Highways

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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Customer Update: I-680 Contra Costa Express Lanes December 1, 2017

Upcoming Tree Trimming Work crews will be trimming trees in the I-680 Contra Costa express lane corridor to improve camera sight lines. Trees will be trimmed in the following locations: Southbound: At Diablo Road Just south of Sycamore Valley Road … Continue reading

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Governor Signs Toll Bill, Puts Comprehensive Traffic Relief Plan on Bay Area Ballot

originally posted at MTC Governor Brown’s action today to sign into law Senate Bill 595 clears the way for Bay Area voters to decide – potentially as early as next June – on Regional Measure 3 (RM 3), which would … 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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Saturday November 4, 2017 at 10:30 PM – Full Closure Southbound State Route 242-Concord

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has scheduled an overnight weekend FULL closure of southbound State Route-242 (SR-242) in Concord to perform major highway maintenance. During the major maintenance effort, Caltrans crews will pave, repair guardrails, overhead highway lights, clear … Continue reading

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