Home California Assemblymember Grayson Announces State Funding for I-680/SR 4 Interchange Improvements

Assemblymember Grayson Announces State Funding for I-680/SR 4 Interchange Improvements

by ECT

Concord, CA Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord) announced that the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has approved $34 million in funding for improvements of the Interstate 680 / State Route 4 highway interchange in Concord, one of the most congested freeway interchanges in the Bay Area.

“Anyone who has driven in the East Bay knows this interchange is notorious for gridlock, which is why I have been working for more than a year with the CTC, Department of Transportation, and Contra Costa Transportation Authority to secure the funding needed to get this project started,” Assemblymember Grayson said. “As a critical artery for the region, it is incumbent on us to ensure the conditions of this interchange are improved so commuters are able to navigate this interchange without the additional stress caused by standstill traffic and bottlenecks. I applaud the CTC for funding this project so that the people of my district, and the East Bay Area, will be able to spend less time sitting in traffic and more time at home with their families.”

The I-680/SR4 Interchange connects a major north-south thoroughfare for Solano, Contra Costa, and Alameda Counties with the main east-west artery for Contra Costa County. In its review, the Commission concluded the existing I-680/SR 4 interchange has deficiencies that contribute to heavy traffic congestion and inefficient traffic operations. This project, one of several phases of improvements planned by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority for Highway 4, will construct almost 10 miles of new traffic lanes to ease congestion and will retrofit bridges to meet seismic standards as well as extend on-ramps to improve traffic safety. CCTA was awarded the funding through the CTC’s competitive Local Partnership Program.

Tim Grayson represents the 14th Assembly District that includes the communities of Benicia, Concord, Clayton, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Vallejo, Pittsburg and Walnut Creek. For more information please visit the Assemblymember’s website, www.assembly.ca.gov/a14.

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Old Pittsburg/Antioch Hwy Border May 20, 2018 - 7:02 am

Money for this project is also allocated in Regional Measure 3 this June Ballot. Money has been promised for “improvements” to this interchange since 1982. Notice 34 million just gets the “improvements” started. This means the money will continue to go to “repairs” rather than “improvements”. You can laugh when recalling this opinion when you transition from HWY 4 to 680 without fearing for your life and the life of your passengers.

American May 21, 2018 - 7:51 am

This doesn’t mean I will vote another tax increase. Stop the tunnels and train to nowhere them there would be plenty of money to fix this interchange. It should have been done long ago. Holding it hostage for a tax increase tells me to vote out the politicians jacking up the taxes.

Paul Chen May 22, 2018 - 8:52 am

You should change your name to “Isolationist” because that’s what you are. The Scandinavian countries do far better than us in every category because of the higher tax rate they pay. It’s funny how even though your name is American and people like you act like a republican conservative, you’re more of a socialist than anyone because you think taxes and everything else should only benefit you. You act like taxes are seizing and redistributing wealth. I think you should reread the constitution “American”.

Dawn May 22, 2018 - 12:11 am

Weren’t we already taxed to the hilt with gasoline taxes for decades? Where did that money go? It was earmarked EXCLUSIVELY to road improvements! Who was in Sacramento and absconded with all that money. Let’s have the names and where they are now!

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