Highway 4 widening project reaches milestone with opening of Loveridge bridge

Eastbound on- and off-ramps to be closed

On June 28, 2013, the Highway 4 Widening Project will reach a major milestone when the northbound half of the new Loveridge Road overpass structure is completed and opened to traffic. Opening the northbound half of the new bridge will reduce congestion and improve traffic flow along Loveridge Road.

To prepare for this bridge opening, the eastbound on-ramp from Loveridge Road will be closed on Friday morning from 5:00 am to 11:59 am, and the eastbound off-ramp from Highway 4 to Loveridge Road will be closed from 5:00 am to 11:00 am. This week, the traffic signals will be modified, and new striping will be placed. When work is completed and the roadway is opened to traffic on Friday afternoon, northbound Loveridge Road traffic will use the new bridge during the next phase of construction, and southbound Loveridge Road traffic will have access to the new eastbound on-ramp to Highway 4. The next phase will include construction of the median barrier which divides northbound and southbound traffic on the Loveridge Road bridge.

The Highway 4 projects include improvements to the entire project corridor that will help revitalize eastern Contra Costa County. The projects expand Highway 4 from four to eight lanes between Loveridge Road and SR-160, and add a BART extension from Pittsburg to Antioch (eBART). The projects will also expand the highway from two to four lanes from Lone Tree Way to Sand Creek Road.

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, Regional Bridge Toll, and Contra Costa Measures C & J sales tax funds.

Caltrans and CCTA appreciate your patience as we work to improve the highways. For the most current information on all SR-4 corridor closures please visit our website at: http://4eastcounty.org.

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