The California Department of Transportation and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority are constructing two new connector ramps, one connecting westbound State Route 4 (SR-4) to northbound SR-160, and one connecting southbound State Route 160 (SR-160) to eastbound SR-4 in Contra Costa County.
Part of this construction work entails adjustment of temporary bridge supports that span over SR-4. In order to ensure crew and public safety during this work, the contractor will close all lanes of SR-4 in the eastbound and westbound directions between the SR-4/SR-160 connector ramp and Laurel Road.
These closures are scheduled to take place on the evenings of February 25, 26, and 27th from 11:59pm to 5:00 am.
The detour for this work will be as follows:
- Eastbound motorist will be directed off the highway at the SR-160 off-ramp and redirected to return to eastbound SR-4 via the Laurel Road on-ramp.
- Westbound motorist will be directed off the highway at Laurel Road on-ramp and redirected to westbound SR-4 via the entrance of southbound SR-160.
Motorists are advised to expect delays and allow extra time for their commute. Please drive with caution through the detours and leave safe traveling distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you.
Caltrans will close Lane #1 of SR-160 in Antioch, in the northbound direction between SR-4 and the 18th Street/Main Street off-ramp on Thursday evening, April 24, from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am. Calrtrans and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) are constructing two new connector ramps, one connecting westbound Highway 4 to northbound SR-160, and one connecting southbound SR-160 to eastbound Highway 4 as part of the Highway 4 improvements.
The Highway 4 projects include improvements that will help revitalize eastern Contra Costa County. The projects expand Highway 4 from four to eight lanes between Loveridge Road and SR-160, add two connector ramps between Highway 4 and Highway 160, and add a BART extension from Pittsburg to Antioch (eBART). This will greatly improve transit accessibility for the region and help reduce traffic congestion and enhance the quality of life for the more than 250,000 residents of eastern Contra Costa County. The projects have been carefully staged to keep 130,000 vehicles per day moving as major construction and demolition work continue, and include over *$1.3 billion in State, Federal, Contra Costa Measure C & J sales tax, regional bridge tolls, and other local funds.
Construction Starts on SR 160/HWY 4 Direct Connector Ramps
State Route 160/Highway 4 Direct Connector Ramps Project is anticipated to start on Monday, March 24, 2014 in eastern Contra Costa County. 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. The ramps 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.
Motorists are urged to use caution and slow down when entering the construction zone.
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.
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