Regional Agency Projects
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Access Improvements
To reduce congestion on eastbound I-580, the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) is working to convert the bridge's right shoulder to a third freeway lane, and establish a bike/ped path on the north side of I-580, including the upper deck of the bridge. Both initiatives are designed to be four-year pilot projects.
Though the bridge improvements may be temporary, the bike/ped path on the north side of I-580 in Richmond will be permanent and will provide a connection to Pt Molate and EBRPD's bay trail extension.
Latest Traffic Advisory March 5, 2017
Coordinating agencies:Bay Area Toll Authority, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), and Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM)
Project Schedule:Construction began in early 2017, with completion of the third eastbound traffic lane slated for fall 2017.
-80 San Pablo Dam Road Interchange Project
and Proposed Freeway Access Changes at McBryde Avenue and El Portal Drive
This project involves modifications to the interchanges at McBryde Avenue in Richmond and El Portal Drive in San Pablo. The project aims to improve traffic operations, reduce traffic congestion, provide efficient and safe bicycle/pedestrian access at the interchanges, and accommodate future traffic volumes on San Pablo Dam Road, by:
- Replacing and widening the San Pablo Dam Road overcrossing.
- Relocating McBryde Avenue access along westbound I-80. (WB direction is towards San Francisco).
- Relocating El Portal Drive access to westbound I-80.
- Realigning Amador Street to intersect with San Pablo Dam Road further east.
- Replacing the I-80 pedestrian overcrossing serving Riverside Elementary School and extending it across Amador Street.
Assessment of the project environmental impacts was completed in February 2010 and project design is now underway.
Coordinating agencies:Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA); West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC); City of San Pablo; City of Richmond; California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS)
Utility relocation work anticipated to start end of May 2014- see detour maps
I-80 Central Avenue Interchange Improvements
The I-80 Central Avenue Interchange Improvements project would provide relief to traffic congestion at the cluster of intersections along Central Avenue near the I-80 freeway ramps.
Coordinating agencies:Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA); City of Richmond; City of El Cerrito; California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS); West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC);
I-80 Integrated Corridor Mobility (ICM)http://www.alamedactc.org/files/managed/Document/4646/CMA7910_I80ICM_factsheet.pdf
The Interstate 80 Integrated Corridor Mobility (ICM) Project will integrate the transportation management systems of the I-80 corridor and the San Pablo Avenue corridor in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The project will employ State-of the-Practice ITS tools to improve safety, mobility and trip reliability for all users.