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Update: Kirker Pass Road Safety Improvements Project

by ECT

Unincorporated Contra Costa County, CA – Contra Costa County Public Works Department began construction of Phase 1 of the Kirker Pass Road Safety Improvements Project, along a 3.1-mile segment of Kirker Pass Road between the City of Concord and the City of Pittsburg, in unincorporated Contra Costa County on Monday, September 27, 2021.

Phase 1 work is expected to continue until Monday, November 15, 2021, barring unforeseen circumstances. Work will occur between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, weather permitting. Electronic message boards will alert drivers of scheduled roadwork and lane closures. Restrictions will be in place to minimize impacts during commute hours. Drivers should expect delays.

Phase 1 safety improvements include installation of guardrails, installing reflectors to the existing median barrier, painting the existing curb with reflective paint and placing delineators along the road shoulder.

Phase 2 will include the installation of the streetlights.  Due to material delays, this work is expected to begin in December 2021 and be complete by Tuesday, January 25, 2022, barring unforeseen circumstances. The public will be notified once these dates are confirmed. Electronic message boards will alert drivers prior to scheduled roadwork and lane closures. Restrictions will be in place to minimize impacts during commute hours. Drivers should expect delays. Phase 2 safety improvements consist of installation of street lighting at the two Hess Road intersections.

Funding for this project is provided by gas tax (SB1) and Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funds. For more information about this project visit http://www.cccounty.us/pwdmap.

About Contra Costa County Public Works Department:

Contra Costa County Public Works Department (CCCPWD) maintains over 660 miles of roads, 150 miles of streams, channels and other drainage and over 200 County buildings throughout Contra Costa County.   CCCPWD provides services such as Parks and Recreation, Sand Bag Distribution and Flood Control throughout unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County. To learn more about CCCPWD, please visit www.cccpublicworks.org

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