[caption id="attachment_4896" align="alignnone" width="640"] Contra Costa County Public Works Department worker Michael Dean surveys the scene of a road collapse where Pinole Creek passes under Alhambra
Interstate 80 will be closed in both directions from 11 p.m. Aug. 20 to 7 a.m. Aug. 21 for work on the San Pablo Dam Road interchange improvement project.
Temporary detours will be in effect (see the detour map above).
“Now that the roadway deck has been poured for a new pedestrian overcrossing at Riverside
Avenue, which will replace the current overcrossing, these closures will enable crews to remove
the falsework (support structures) that were previously constructed. When complete
later this year, the new overcrossing will extend across Amador Street, enhancing safety for
Riverside Elementary School students and the community.”
Motorists should follow instructions posted on all on-site signage during the closure.
For more details on the closure and the project visit www.ccta.net/sanpablodamroad or call the project hotline at 510-277-0444. Construction updates will be available on Twitter at @i80spdr.
Interstate 80 will be closed in both directions between Barrett Avenue in Richmond and San Pablo Dam Road in San Pablo from 11 p.m. June 18 to 7 a.m. June 19, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority is warning.
The closure allows work on the major project to upgrade the congested San Pablo Dam Road/I-80 interchange.
“These closures will enable crews to grade (properly adjust and align) falsework recently constructed for a new pedestrian overcrossing at Riverside Avenue, which will replace the current overcrossing.When complete, the new overcrossing will extend across Amador Street, enhancing safety for Riverside Elementary School students and the community.”
A map of local detour routes around the closed portion is below.
For more details call the project hotline at 510-277-0444 or visit http://ccta.net/SanPabloDamRoad. Construction updates will also be posted to Twitter at @i80spdr.
Caltrans has issued the following announcement about Interstate 80 resurfacing work that will mean Lane reductions and ramp closures on the Carquinez, Zampa bridges tonight through May 26:
Nighttime Lane/Ramp Closures Scheduled for Interstate 80 (I-80) Carquinez Bridge –
May 19 through May 26
Crockett/Vallejo, Calif. – Caltrans is conducting work for a project to resurface Interstate 80 (I-80) across the Carquinez and Zampa Bridges between Crockett in Contra Costa County and Vallejo in Solano County.
The following closures will impact I-80 eastbound and westbound across the Carquinez and Zampa Bridges nightly:
• I-80 EB and WB will have lane reductions from Thursday May 19 at 8:00 PM until Friday May 20 at 5:00 AM.
• I-80 EB and WB will have lane reductions from Friday May 20 at 11:00 PM until Saturday May 21 at 10:00 AM.
• I-80 EB and WB will have lane reductions from Monday May 23 through Thursday May 26 from 8:00 PM until 5:00 AM the following day.
• The on ramp to I-80 eastbound at Pomona Street in Crockett may be closed intermittently for the same time periods. Motorists will detour to Cummings Skyway.
More information is available at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/carquinezzampabridgesmaint/
Motorists should drive with caution through the work zone. Get real-time traffic on Caltrans Quickmaps: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ Or follow Caltrans on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaltransD4. Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain California’s highways. Please #BeWorkZoneAlert.
The Interstate 80/San Pablo Dam Road interchange will offer improved access between residential areas north and east of the interchange and Bay Area employment centers. Improvements will address current major delays and limited room for pedestrians and bicyclists, and the project will improve access for everyone. Phase 1 will be completed by in Spring 2017.
Learn more: http://www.ccta.net/sanpablodamroad
The first phase of work is expected to be completed by spring 2017, according to CCTA.
Announcement from the West Contra Costa Unified School District:
WEST COUNTY SCHOOLS HOST 58TH ANNUAL SCIENCE FAIR
RICHMOND—Top finishers in the 58th annual West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Science Fair will be announced during an awards ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at the Knox Performing Arts Center on the Contra Costa College campus at the corner of Castro Street and El Portal Drive in San Pablo.
The awards ceremony begins at 7 p.m. and the public is invited to view projects from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This year, nearly 200 students exhibited projects in the categories of Behavioral, Biological, Math, Computer and Physical Sciences. The schools represented are Crespi, DeJean, Helms, Hercules, Korematsu and Pinole middle schools; Mira Vista and Stewart K-8 schools; and, El Cerrito, Hercules, Kennedy, Pinole Valley and Richmond high schools.
The projects were evaluated by approximately 50 judges from the corporate and educational community. Volunteers include employees from Bayer, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Chevron, City College of San Francisco, Dominican University of California, UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, and the United States Department of Agriculture. Retired teachers from WCCUSD were also among the judges.
Who: Parents, students, teachers and science fair winners
What: 58th Annual WCCUSD Science Fair Awards Ceremony
Where: Ceremony: Knox Performing Arts Center at Contra Costa College (at the corner of Castro Street and El Portal Drive), San Pablo, CA
Project Viewing: Gym Annex Room 40 (Proceed North on Castro Street – the Gym Annex will be on your left)
When: Ceremony: Wednesday, February 25, 2016, at 7 p.m.
Project Viewing: Wednesday, February 25, 2016, at 8 p.m.
Why: Acknowledging students who have produced exceptional projects and presenting them to the community for viewing.
This time out we’re looking back almost 40 years to bowling alley ads and advertorial copy that appeared in the Richmond Independent “Progress Edition” of 1977. Bowling was still quite popular, and Lucky Lanes in San Pablo, Golden Gate Lanes in El Cerrito and Albany Bowl were represented in the edition. (Uptown Bowl in Richmond did not advertise in the edition.) Only Albany Bowl and Pinole Valley Lanes are still operating in the area today. Can anyone tell us what the “Moon Walk” was at Lucky Lanes?
Organizers have revised plans for the annual day of Service on Jan. 18 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
The following announcement was sent out this weekend:
Scaled back Martin Luther King Day of Service in Richmond due to anticipated rain
Richmond, CA. Due to rain forecast for Monday, Friends of the Richmond Greenway (FORG) decided to modify plans for the 9th annual Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday.
The noontime program with speakers and performances has been cancelled, and there will be no kid’s zone activities.
Projects and activities will focus around mulching, weeding, and some planting, Coffee/pastries in the morning and a hot soup lunch will be provided for volunteers.
All are welcome—wear layers and rain gear!!
What: 9th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service
Who: Friends of the Richmond Greenway (FORG) and City of Richmond
Where: 8th and 16th Streets on the Richmond Greenway (between Ohio and Chanslor)
When: Monday, January 18, 2016, 9:00 am – 12:00noon