Tag: infrastructure

BART gears up for pivotal project to strengthen the Transbay Tube

| February 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Never was BART’s role in the region as a lifeline made clearer than the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. BART was up and running on a 24-hour emergency schedule to serve the public less than 12 hours after the quake hit. It was a watershed event, showcasing infrastructure working for the greater good of the region […]

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Martinez City Council announces intent to change water rates

Martinez City Council announces intent to change water rates

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council agreed Wednesday to start the process of revising it water rates to make its fee system “defensible.” Many residential customers would see increases as a result, although a few customers with large meters will see their rates decline, according to a report presented by City Engineer Tim Tucker and […]

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Ground breaks on 680/Hwy. 4 interchange widening

Ground breaks on 680/Hwy. 4 interchange widening

| January 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ground has been broken for a four-mile widening of California State Highway 4 that is expected to lead to improvements of its interchange with Interstate-1680, Contra Costa Transportation Authority has announced. After a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday, work will start that will widen Highway 4 from Morello Avenue to California Highway 242, adding a third lane […]

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Pedestrian bridge installed

Pedestrian bridge installed

| December 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Portions of the prefabricated steel pedestrian walkover that will be erected over the Union Pacific Railroad have arrived near the Amtrak Station. This is part of the final phase of the Intermodal Facility Project that is being underwritten by Contra Costa Transportation Authority Measure J sales tax revenues. Gordon N. Ball of Alamo was awarded […]

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PRMCC committee eyes park construction projects

PRMCC committee eyes park construction projects

| December 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez has been working hard on its parks in the past several years, the Park, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission Parks and Waterfront Subcommittee heard Wednesday. Next area of focus will be the Golden Hills Park, a neighborhood park that will be getting an extensive overhaul. The items will come before the […]

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MUSD authorizes AHS sign language class

MUSD authorizes AHS sign language class

| November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Alhambra High School students should get the opportunity to learn American Sign Language (ASL), the Martinez Unified School District Board of Education decided Monday. By unanimous vote, it agreed with Tom Doppe, director of educational services, that the course should be made available to the students. “This is the initial step. I’d […]

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Measure D sales tax paving projects underway

| November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Motorists in Martinez may be noticing more signs announcing a Measure D road repair project is underway, according to an announcement released by Rica Guidry, Martinez’s executive assistant to the city manager. Measure D, approved by voters in 2016, is the half-cent sales and transaction tax that raises money exclusively for maintenance […]

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Groundbreaking ceremony marks the official start to South I-680 express lane

Groundbreaking ceremony marks the official start to South I-680 express lane

| October 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– With the turn of five golden shovels, area officials on Wednesday marked the beginning of a $127 million construction project that will complete an express lane on southbound Interstate-680 from Marina Vista Avenue in Martinez to the Contra Costa-Alameda counties’ shared line. Randall Iwasaki, executive director of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority […]

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MTA, CCTA breaking ground today in Martinez for I-680 express lane

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– A ground-breaking ceremony this morning will mark the beginning of an 11-mile southbound express lane on Interstate-680 from Marina Vista Avenue in Martinez to Rudgear Road in Walnut Creek. The project’s ceremony, by the Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) and Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), will provide a continuous high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) and […]

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City staff seeks more input for developing marijuana ordinance

City staff seeks more input for developing marijuana ordinance

| September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Martinez employees will ask the Martinez City Council today for additional guidance as they craft a proposed marijuana ordinance to regulate commercial and other operations. Three staff members – Community and Economic Development Director Christina Ratcliffe, Chief of Police Manjit Sappal and Contract Planner Brian Millar – wrote a report that described […]

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