With construction set to begin in early April on State Route 160/Highway 4 direct connector ramps, drivers are being encouraged to drive with caution and slow down in Construction zones.
The project will create a connection between the Antioch Bridge and Highway 4 and provide residents and motorists in eastern Contra Costa County with important improvements in safety and mobility.
The project is funded entirely by $50 million in Bridge Toll Funds.
Here is the official release:
WHO: The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is a public agency approved by Contra Costa voters in 1988 to manage the county’s transportation sales tax program and provide countywide transportation planning and congestion management.
WHAT: State Route 160/Highway 4 Direct Connector Ramps Project will begin construction in eastern Contra Costa County later this month. The project will construct two new connector ramps, one connecting westbound Highway 4 to northbound SR 160, and one connecting southbound SR 160 to eastbound Highway 4.
Motorists are urged to use caution and slow down when entering the construction zone.
WHEN: Construction is anticipated to start on Monday, March 24, 2014.
- The first week in April, crews will conduct three to four days of installing cast-in-drilled-hole (CIDH) piles to support the connector ramps. (This process has been selected because it does not generate significant noise, and will minimize impacts to the surrounding communities.)
- Beginning in mid-April, construction hours will be extended to include two to three weeks of nighttime work to minimize daytime traffic impacts and maintain the project schedule.
WHY: To create a connection between the Antioch Bridge and Highway 4 and provide residents and motorists in eastern Contra Costa County with important improvements in safety and mobility.
The CCTA is responsible for maintaining and improving the county’s transportation system by planning, funding, and delivering critical transportation infrastructure projects and programs that connect our communities, foster a strong economy, and safely and efficiently get people where they need to go.
Please visit http://4eastcounty.org/projects/sr160-highway-4-direct-connector-ramps/ to view a map of the project location and a more detailed project overview.