I-80/San Pablo Dam Rd Interchange Reconstruction PW 483
Construction work continues on El Portal Drive - 2/12/2016 Update
Construction continues on El Portal Drive with an anticipated completion in early summer of 2017. For the months of February through the beginning of April the work will consist of demolition of the existing sound walls, relocation of existing utilities, sidewalk reconstruction and the reconstruction/realignment of El Portal Drive and the eastbound I-80 off ramp at El Portal Drive. Weather permitting, this work will be completed by early April, 2016.
Beginning 2/22/16, for the duration of this work, access to and from El Portal Drive, all entrance and exit ramps to and from I-80 will remain open, except as needed for public safety. The sidewalk on El Portal Drive from Glenlock St to the Intersection of the WB I-80 off ramp will be closed. Please see the alternative pedestrian/bicycle detour as outlined in green arrows on the attachment.
Electronic changeable message signs will be placed in strategic locations on city streets to minimize traffic delays and public inconvenience. This is necessary as part of the I-80/San Pablo Dam Rd Interchange Reconstruction Project, which is managed by the CCTA (Contra Costa Transportation Authority). Project hotline phone number is (510) 277-0444, where you can leave a message with questions on the project and construction work.
The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and project partners, including the cities of San Pablo and Richmond, Contra Costa County, and Caltrans, are making every effort to provide opportunities for project neighbors to stay informed about this construction work, and have established a Project hotline phone number (510) 277-0444, where you can leave a message with questions on the project and construction work.
More information about the project can be found at:
Thank you for your cooperation during this essential work.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The project is located within the City of San Pablo and unincorporated Contra Costa County and borders the City of Richmond. Proposed improvements are intended to alleviate congestion and improve traffic safety along I-80 and at the three interchanges. The project scope includes:
1. Replacement and widening of the San Pablo Dam Road Overcrossing;
2. Relocation of McBryde Avenue access from westbound I-80 (westbound direction is towards San Francisco);
3. Relocation of El Portal Drive access to westbound I-80;
4. Realignment of Amador Street to intersect with San Pablo Dam Road further east; and
5. Replacement of the I-80/Riverside Avenue Pedestrian Overcrossing serving Riverside Elementary School and extending it across Amador Street
PROJECT STATUS: Detailed project design is complete for phase 1 and construction began in late 2015.
PROJECT FUNDING: The current project cost is estimated at $118.8 million of which $38 million has been secured from multiple sources including the City of San Pablo ($3 million), Contra Costa's Measure J Transportation Sales Tax ($12 million), state ($15 million), and regional funds ($8 million).
The project is sponsored by the City of San Pablo, Contra Costa Transportation Authority, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperation with the City of Richmond, Contra Costa County and the West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please call the project hotline at 510-277-0444 or contact Hisham Noeimi, Project Manager, at (925) 256-4731, Allyn Amsk, Caltrans Public Information Officer at (510) 286-5445.