Construction Starts on SR 160/HWY 4 Direct Connector Ramps

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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.

 


3 COMMENTS

  1. Ahh, so this means no more trucks coming off Hwy 4 WB going back on Hwy 4 EB to go the opposite direction! I hate how people have to get off at Hillcrest make the left and wait at the light just so you can get on Hwy 4 East bound.

  2. This should have been done when they built the bypass. Along with the overpass at Sandcreek and Balfour. If they would have done this while the bypass was being built it would have cost an extra $5 million. Instead of a hundred million. East county gets screwed. Along with the new BART. Its a diesel train that you have to get off of at Bailey to board the regular BART trains.

    • Joe blow you are so right. By the way did your see Bart Board member Joel Keller at the Antioch City Council meeting last Tuesday? He didn’t help east county at all but for the right amount of money he lobbies for many companies. Tuesday it was for Auto Zone. And they didn’t really need him. The council kicked the staffs rear for declining Auto Zones permit.

      Greedy greedy Joel Keller. Drawing on at least 3 if not more pensions and still raking it in. A disgusting man.

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