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Hillcrest Avenue

Erecting Steel for BART Hillcrest Pedestrian Overcrossing

The Hillcrest Avenue segment is the fifth and final construction segment along the main project corridor, ending in the city of Antioch. The project will widen the highway from four to eight lanes, including three mixed flow lanes and one High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane. The project includes a median wide enough to accommodate mass transit (BART), as well as provisions for a new BART station just east of Hillcrest Avenue.

Watch a video walkthrough of the future Antioch BART station.

Phasing Map

Hillcrest Avenue

CONTRACTOR

Bay Cities/Myers, Joint Venture

CONSTRUCTION ALLOCATED BUDGET

$56.1 million

SCHEDULE

Construction began in March 2013 and the segment is expected to be open to traffic in the summer of 2016.

PROJECT UPDATE – February 2016

Milestone Activities

  • Switch the eastbound traffic to the new inside lanes to complete construction of the remaining eastbound outside lanes-February 2016
  • Switch the eastbound on ramp traffic to the new outside lanes to complete construction of the remaining eastbound on ramp-February 2016

Recently Completed Work:

  • Switched the westbound traffic onto a portion of the new westbound lanes.
  • Switched the eastbound off ramp traffic to the outside lanes to allow construction of the remaining portion of the eastbound off ramp.
  • Opened the new westbound off ramp and removed the existing temporary off ramp.
  • Completed the interior portion of the eastbound off ramp.
  • Completed the Slatten Ranch widening improvements.
  • Completed the construction of the BART Maintenance Tunnel.
  • Erected the BART public overcrossing.
  • Completed the construction of retaining walls and sound walls at various locations on the project.
  • Completed the construction of the temporary westbound off ramp.
  • Completed the first phase of the Slatten Ranch widening.
  • Completed construction of the modular detention system.
  • Completed the construction of the new westbound loop on ramp.

Upcoming Work:

Working in media of highway - Photo courtesy of Karl Nielsen
  • Complete the construction of the Hillcrest Bridge Superstructure.
  • Continue  the electrical work at various locations on the project.
  • Continue the construction of the BART Station Platform, Entry House and Pedestrian Overcrossing.
  • Continue reconstructing the  westbound on ramp.
  • Continue the intersection improvements at the Hillcrest Avenue/ E. Tregallas Road intersection.
  • Start the construction of the final portion of the eastbound on ramp and adjoining Hillcrest Avenue widening improvements.
  • Complete the intersection Improvements at the Sunset Drive/ Hillcrest Avenue intersection.