BART to install overcrossing by giant crane, for new eBART Station, Friday morning, July 10

WHAT: Installation of BART pedestrian overcrossing by giant crane in Antioch, California

A crane installing the 145-foot-long pedestrian overcrossing at the future Antioch eBART Station at Hillcrest Avenue on Highway 4 in Antioch. The BART station and new tracks are currently under construction. Media will be allowed access near the construction area for photography or videography, and will be able to interview key agency staff.

The 145-foot-long, 13-foot-wide overcrossing will carry pedestrians over the expanded four-lane westbound Highway 4 to the future BART platform at Hillcrest Avenue, providing a seamless BART connection to and from East Contra Costa County. The Antioch BART Station is one element of the $1.3 billion Highway 4 Corridor projects, which will expand Highway 4 between Pittsburg and Brentwood, add missing connector ramps to the State Route 160 interchange, and add BART service for the 250,000 residents of eastern Contra Costa County.

WHO: Joel Keller, District 2 Director, BART; and Ivan Ramirez, Construction Manager, Contra Costa Transportation Authority.

WHEN: Friday, July 10 at approximately 11am. The lift itself is expected to take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

WHERE: The parking lot at the intersection of Sunset Drive and Hillcrest Avenue in Antioch.

The Highway 4 projects include improvements that will help modernize eastern Contra Costa County. The projects expand Highway 4 from four to eight lanes between Loveridge Road in Pittsburg to just west of State Route 160 in Antioch, from two to four lanes from Lone Tree Way to Sand Creek Road in Brentwood, add missing connector ramps at the State Route 160/Highway 4 interchange, and add a BART extension from Pittsburg to Antioch. This will greatly improve transit accessibility for the region, 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. These projects, plus previously constructed projects in the region, bring the total investment in East County to $1.3 billion, including State, Federal, Contra Costa Transportation Authority Measures C and J, regional bridge tolls, and other funds.

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