(MARTINEZ, CA) – Today Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord) joined with state and regional transportation agencies to commemorate the start of construction on the Interstate 680/State Route 4 Interchange Improvement Project. The project became possible after Assemblymember Grayson secured over $77 million in funding.
“For too many years we have neglected our infrastructure, and as a result Californians spend too much time in traffic, too much money on car repairs, and far too little time with their friends and families,” said Assemblymember Grayson. “I have been working for over two years with the California Transportation Commission and Contra Costa Transportation Authority to fund and break ground on this long-awaited project so that our community can spend less time sitting in traffic and more time doing what they enjoy.”
The I-680/SR4 Interchange connects a major north-south thoroughfare for Solano, Contra Costa, and Alameda Counties with the main east-west artery for Contra Costa County. This project, one of several phases of improvements planned by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, will widen four miles of State Route 4, providing a third lane in both directions from Morello Avenue to State Route 242, to ease congestion, improve traffic flow, and increase safety. This phase of construction also includes the widening of five structures, retrofitting bridges for seismic activity, and installing lighting. CCTA was awarded the funding through the CTC’s competitive Local Partnership Program.
Tim Grayson represents the 14th Assembly District that includes the communities of Benicia, Concord, Clayton, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Vallejo, Pittsburg and Walnut Creek. For more information please visit the Assemblymember’s website, www.assembly.ca.gov/a14.