Project involved the study of alternative alignments for a two mile section of Pacheco Boulevard between Blum Road and Morello Avenue for the City of Martinez and Contra Costa County.
Transportation Element of the Contra Costa County General Plan, connects the Cities of Concord and Pleasant Hill with the County Offices and intermodal transportation facilities in downtown Martinez. It also serves as the frontage Road and a major point of access and egress to and from Interstate 680 and State Route 4. Midway between Blum Road and Morello Avenue the route passes beneath the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway tracks (pictured below). A significant element of the study involved analyzing alternative routes and lane configurations for an improved grade crossing. The project which is still in the early stage of development is estimated to cost from $33 and $44 million upon completion.
LCC lead a Team of Consultants that included Kimley-Horn for Traffic Engineering, WRECO for hydrologic/hydraulic analysis, Parikh Consultants, Inc for the Initial Site Assessment (for hazardous materials) and Circlepoint for preliminary environmental assessment and public outreach. LCC provided preliminary surveys and right of way engineering, utility research and assisted Kimley-Horn with preliminary roadway design. LCC managed the project and facilitated meetings of the design team and with the public.
The study may be viewed under the link to the “Alignment Study and Alternatives Analysis” on the Contra Costa County website at: http://www.contracosta.ca.gov/6103/Pacheco-Blvd-Improvements orclick link Alignment Study and Alternatives Analysis