Category Archives: Highways

Route 4 in Contra Costa – Ramp meters Activate October 17 and October 31

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will activate ramp metering on Route 4 in Contra Costa County beginning October 17, 2017. What is Ramp Metering? Ramp metering is a traffic management strategy using traffic signals and accompanying equipment and techniques … Continue reading

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Contra Costa Transportation Authority approves the 2017 Countywide Transportation Plan

On September 20, 2017, the Authority approved the 2017 Contra Costa Countywide Transportation Plan (2017 CTP). The CTP is one of the Authority’s key planning tools, designed to “Support efforts to develop and maintain an ongoing planning process with the … 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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Project Update: I-680 Contra Costa Express Lanes – September 2017

Work Underway The future I-680 Contra Costa Express Lanes will continue to operate as HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes and not as express lanes until all construction and software testing are complete. The Variable Toll Messaging Signs will continue to … Continue reading

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I-680 Contra Costa Express Lanes – Update August 2017

Get FasTrak® or FasTrak Flex® The I-680 Contra Costa Express Lanes are scheduled to open this Fall. All drivers will need a FasTrak or FasTrak Flex toll tag to travel in the lanes weekdays between 5 am and 8 pm. … Continue reading

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I-680 Express Lanes update – August 2017

The I-680 Contra Costa Express Lanes are scheduled to open in late September or early October. Toll system testing will continue through opening, The tests confirm that toll prices are properly calculated and displayed on highway signs, that toll tags … Continue reading

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Starting Wednesday June 21 – Interstate 680 Nighttime Lane Reductions for Resurfacing Work in Danville/San Ramon

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is working on a storm damage repair project on Interstate 680 to replace failed concrete slabs from Diablo Road in Danville to Alcosta Boulevard in San Ramon. The work is to repair damage created … Continue reading

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