During the week of August 25, commuters could expect up to a 15-minute delay on Bethel Island Road, Jersey Island Road, Sandmound Boulevard and all the residential roads of Bethel Island as the Contra Costa County Public Works Department will perform roadwork according to a Press Release from Supervisor Mary Piepho.
The scheduled work is subject to change. Electronic message boards will advise motorists of planned work in advance. Motorists can expect delays and should use alternate routes. The speed limit through the work zones will be 25 miles per hour. Specific roads and schedule updates are posted on the Public Works website at:
Contra Costa County Public Works Department will perform roadwork through the week of August 29, 2014. The Public Works Department maintenance crews will place a chip seal in the areas identified below. A chip seal involves spraying liquid asphalt on the pavement followed by the spreading of a layer of small aggregate (rock) that is embedded into the oil. The majority of the work will occur between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, however sweeping of excess rock may occur up until 10:00 p.m. and some Saturday work may be required.
- Trim your trees so branches don’t hang lower than 14 feet, 6 inches above the roadway to prevent damage to the trees and our equipment.
- To see a detailed sheet of our trimming specifications, please click here.
- Keep your children and pets away from the streets while we are performing these treatments. Several large pieces of equipment are involved.
- Drive slowly; the pavement can be slippery because of the loose rock. Do not drive on the treatments until the lanes have been reopened to traffic.
- Warn your children to be careful while riding their bicycles. It would be preferable if they refrained altogether until the loose rock is swept up.
- Continue to park your car off the road or cover it until the initial sweeping is completed. Loose rock thrown up by speeding vehicles could damage your car’s paint.
- Check your shoes before walking into your house. The loose rocks can be picked up and tracked onto the carpets or scratch wood floors.