Byron Highway and Camino Diablo are heavily used truck routes and provide a vital transportation link between Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. This intersection has been number one on the County's Signal Priority List since 2001.
Project No.: 0662-6R4094
The Byron Highway / Camino Diablo Intersection Improvement Project will install a new traffic signal with pavement widening for three of the four legs of the intersection. Union Pacific Railroad will also improve the railroad crossing at Camino Diablo by installing new railroad panels and railroad crossing gates. The project will also provide pedestrian facilities along Camino Diablo from the intersection of Main Street to Byron Highway.
Supervisory District: #3
Thomas Brothers Map reference: Page 673 - D3
Funding Sources: Gas Tax, East County Regional Area Of Benefit, and High Risk Rural Road/Highway Safety Improvement Program federal grant
Funding Amount: $3,900,000
Construction Date: The project is currently in the preliminary design and environmental phase and is expected to go to construction in summer of 2016.
February 17, 2011 - Presented history of Contra Costa County Public Works Department’s efforts regarding intersection
April 19, 2012 - Presented Byron MAC with grant opportunity for intersection improvements
February 21, 2013 - Updated Byron MAC with news of $900,000 in federal funds granted to Contra Costa County Public Works Department for Byron Highway / Camino Diablo Intersection Improvement Project
May 15, 2014 - Updated Byron MAC; beginning environmental studies and design work
February 19, 2015 - Updated Byron MAC; design is at 65%; environmental clearance pending; right-of-way phase to begin soon
April 3, 2015 - Notice of Public Review and Intent to Adopt a Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration for project environmental document filed
April 16, 2015 - Public Works Staff to update Byron MAC on project