The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is beginning construction of the new Balfour Road Interchange at Highway 4. The Balfour Road and Highway 4 intersection is currently signalized, resulting in traffic backups during peak commute times. This project will replace the at-grade intersection with a new interchange at this location.
This is the final phase of bypass construction to improve traffic flow on Highway 4. The bypass projects on Highway 4 were developed cooperatively among the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, and the cities of Brentwood, Antioch, and Oakley to ease traffic congestion along Highway 4. To view a video rendering of the interchange, please watch below.
Project Milestone Achieved
The Balfour Road Interchange project passed another milestone last week when concrete was poured for a new bridge deck that will be one of the new on-ramps for the future interchange. Check out some amazing images and a 30-second timelapse showing the construction team finishing the concrete.
- To view the timelapse video, please visit Bridge Deck Pour Timelapse.
- To view the images, please visit Photos.
To view more video renderings, please visit Videos.
To view monthly construction progress photos, please visit Photos.
The new overpass will:
- Reduce traffic congestion
- Enhance motorist, cyclist and pedestrian safety
Construction work continues on Balfour Road and the surrounding area Monday through Friday with occasional weekend work, as needed. At least one lane in each direction will remain open at all times on Balfour Road. Please see the hours listed below under Anticipated Construction Hours.
Daytime construction activities on Balfour Road take place behind concrete barriers. Daytime lane closures on Balfour Road, when required, will be limited to the hours of 8:30 am through 2:30 pm when local schools are in session.
Construction signs are in place along Highway 4 and Balfour Road. Please anticipate delays during your regular commute.
Upcoming Construction Activities
All construction work is subject to weather conditions.
Anticipated Construction Hours
- Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm
- No nighttime work is scheduled through January 31, 2018
Upcoming Lane Closures
At least one lane will remain open in each direction at all times.
- Monday, January 15, 2018 through Friday, January 19, 2018 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
- Expect lane closures on Balfour Road
Crews will be working in the center of the roadway to install columns for the new Balfour Road Bridge.
Additional Information Regarding Construction Work
- On weeknights beginning February 5, 2018 through February 9, 2018, construction crews will be placing girders, which are precast concrete support beams, for the bridge over Balfour Road. There will be road detours during those nights.
Project Milestone Reached!
Construction crews recently completed another project milestone! The girders, which are precast concrete support beam bridges, were recently installed for the Deer Creek Bridge. This is the next step in the completion of Deer Creek Bridge on the Balfour Interchange Project.
Costs and Funding
The total construction budget is $42.7 million. Funding sources for this project include Measure J, the East Contra Costa Regional Fee and Financing Authority (ECCRFFA), and Contra Costa Water District (CCWD).
Construction will begin in Spring 2017 and is expected to be complete in late 2019. Check back here for future updates on construction activities and traffic detours.
To download a fact sheet about the Balfour Road Interchange project, please click below.
To sign up for the project notification list, please email BalfourRoadInterchange@gmail.com.
Questions? Call the project hotline at: (925) 756-0721
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