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*****Media Advisory*****
Press Release
Roadway Improvements Update
4/4/03

Brentwood Boulevard Widening:
This project provides for the widening of Brentwood Boulevard from Applewood Common to Village Drive from the existing two-lanes to four-lanes. Also included with this project are new median islands, bike lanes, sidewalk, utilities, and landscaping. The roadway portion of the improvements to the east side of Brentwood Boulevard between Applewood Common and Nancy Street have been substantially completed.

Currently, work is being performed to install the new roadway improvements to the west side of Brentwood Boulevard between Sand Creek Road and Village Drive. The west side roadway improvements should be substantially completed in April.

After the west side pavement section is widened, eastbound and westbound traffic will be shifted to the outermost widened pavement sections to provide working space for construction of new median islands from Applewood Common to Nancy Street. The project is anticipated to be complete this summer.

Chestnut Street
Chestnut Street is now open to traffic. It was temporarily closed for the past 6 weeks between Sellers Avenue and Garin Parkway to construct the Oak Street extension and Chestnut Street to the ultimate configurations, as well as any necessary utility connections.

Concord Avenue Widening:
Approximately 1.5 miles of Concord Avenue is being widened from Fairview Avenue westerly to Walnut Blvd and intersection improvements will be made at Concord and Walnut Blvd to install left turn lanes on Walnut Blvd.

The roadway will be closed from April 1 to May 10, 2003, weather permitting, and is under the jurisdiction of the Contra Costa County Public Works Department since it is outside the City limits. This project is required as a condition of project approval for the Pulte Homes/Summerset Tentative Subdivision Map 8089.

Lone Tree Way/Fairview Avenue Realignment
Installation of the joint trench is nearing completion and PG&E, PacBell and Comcast (formerly AT&T) should start pulling wires and removing the existing poles next week. Anticipated duration is six weeks.

Underground utilities such as storm drains, sewer and waterlines continue to be installed as work on the north side of the roadway progresses. It is anticipated that the north side could be paved and traffic switched within the next 6-8 weeks, barring weather delays. Once the traffic is switched to the north, work will immediately commence on the south side.

Coordination is ongoing with the City of Antioch for their portion of Lone Tree Way that is simultaneously under construction.

Sand Creek Road
Despite rain delays, work is continuing on the $6 million connection from Fairview Avenue to Brentwood Boulevard via Sand Creek Road.

A two-lane segment starting at Minnesota Avenue and ending at Brentwood Boulevard should be finished by September. Earlier this year, rain created muddy conditions, delaying earthwork on the project.

Some construction-related traffic delays can be expected while trucks and other equipment enter and exit to build the road and related facilities.

The City now expects to build the temporary shoo-fly road in April, which will allow the Sand Creek-O'Hara loop road to remain open during construction.

Improvements will include three pedestrian and bike trail under crossings, 10,000 linear feet of new bike trails and a traffic light at the intersection of Sand Creek Road and O'Hara Avenue.

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