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Laurel Road Now Open in Antioch

by ECT

On Tuesday, the City of Antioch officially opened Laurel Road to the Highway 4 Bypass that now connects Antioch with the City of Oakley.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held with Mayor Lamar Thorpe and Councilmember Lori Ogorchock in attendance along with city employees of both Antioch and Oakley, the Antioch Chamber of Commerce and others. Members of both the Antioch Police Department and Oakley Police Department were both in attendance.

With the connection now open, Laurel now will run from the City of Oakley to Hillcrest Avenue in the city of Antioch.

With the roadway now open, traffic should be reduced at Highway 4 and Lone Tree Way at the bypass which often backs up onto Highway 4. The project had been in the works since 1996 after Canada Valley Road was extended to run parallel the State Route 4 bypass—Laurel Road was later identified in 2005 to be connected to Cananda valley Road.

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2 comments

Anthony Zalec Jul 20, 2022 - 10:12 pm

Another line for those who want to violate law and cause violation of law. Antioch is the new oakland. We will for sure see side shows. I’ll

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Alyssa Jul 21, 2022 - 5:40 pm

It’s nice to finally see a connection, but I wish they left the hills surrounding Oakley as open country instead of building subdivsions there. One of things I loved about growing up in Milpitas were roads that went through their foothills so one can have easy access to nature and open country. I know Oakley is not Milpitas, but that doesn’t change the fact that they had hills right near highway 4. I always dreamed about driving through the few hills Oakley had and feeling a connection with nature just like I did riding Calaveras Road. With houses being built there, I felt like such an opprtunity was taken away from me.

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